Job Posting Title:
Marine Seismic Field Acquisition Lead
Bureau of Economic Geology
Position Open To:
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PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS
Provide support for 3D marine seismic research and associated service center activities, using a BEG-owned high-resolution 3D (HR3D) marine seismic system (P-Cable™). Support includes maintenance, management, and deployment of marine geophysical equipment and related scientific research.
The applicant will be responsible for equipment management, field operations, and quality control of data using existing high-resolution 3D marine seismic (P-Cable) equipment.
Participate in calibration and maintenance of equipment. Evaluate opportunities to improve performance capabilities and data quality.
Assist supervisor and other Bureau of Economic Geology employees associated with the HR3D seismic program in developing research, writing reports and manuscripts, periodic reporting to sponsors/funding agencies, report results of research in journal articles, and present results at professional meetings using Microsoft Office and other products.
Participate in obtaining funding for future research.
M.Sc. in geoscience, geophysics, geophysical engineering, or related field and five years of related experience or a Bachelor degree and eight years of related work experience. Demonstrated field experience (time at sea; familiarity with vessel field operations) with research- or commercial-grade active source marine seismic data acquisition hardware and software, with interest in participating in post-acquisition data processing and interpretation. Demonstrated ability to work safely and efficiently on vessels at sea for extended periods of time, and manage such operations. Demonstrated ability to manage large and complex datasets. Ability to lift, transport and deploy field equipment in difficult conditions. Ability to travel for field work inside and outside of USA. Must be able to work well in a multidisciplinary group with demonstrated leadership, but work independently with minimal supervision. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
PhD with experience in industry or related field. Direct experience with P-Cable (or similar high-resolution 2D or 3D) marine seismic acquisition technology, navigation, and/or marine positioning techniques. Record of publications or presentations on seismic data acquisition, interpretation, and array positioning technologies. Knowledge or experience with post-acquisition seismic processing and interpretation software (Landmark DSD, Petrel, or other commonly used software). Knowledge of acoustic sources for marine seismic. Participation in funding applications for seismic acquisition projects or research studies. Ability to manage and to disseminate complex datasets among research participants and collaborators. Willingness to maintain and/or improve technical capabilities of the HR3D system. Demonstrated ability to consistently meet deadlines and deliverables. Professional demeanor, good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with geologists and engineers.
$78,000 + depending on qualifications
Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)
May work in all weather conditions
May work in extreme temperatures
May work around chemical fumes
May work around standard office conditions
May work around chemicals
May work around electrical and mechanical hazards
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
Use of manual dexterity
Climbing of stairs
Lifting and moving
Occasional weekend, overtime, and evening work to meet deadlines
Occasional travel intrastate, interstate, international
Occasional fieldwork as necessary
Occasionally drive UT vehicle
Must be able to work at sea on standard marine work vessels for periods up to weeks at a time.
Special equipment essential to the job are marine seismic acquisition equipment: compressed air acoustic source, receivers, computer recording system, processing software.
3 work references with their contact information
Letter of interest
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Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.
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