Computational Geoscientist at UTIG - UT Austin

Thorsten Becker twb at
Mon Feb 17 16:15:39 UTC 2020

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Thorsten Becker - UT Austin

*Computational Geoscientist at UTIG - UT Austin*

The Institute of Geophysics <>, Jackson School of
Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, seeks to hire a
Computational Geoscientist. She/he will provide technical leadership and
expertise to develop, optimize, and deploy software and workflows that
enable new Earth and planetary science research utilizing high performance
computing, visualization, and big data approaches.


The candidate is expected to work with a number of computationally oriented
researchers and their graduate students at UTIG. She/he is to lead and
assist in a range of computational tasks. These could include

   - adaptation of existing codes as well as new algorithm and software
   development for multi-scale, multi-physics problems,
   - implementation and deployment of software, optimization of software
   for high-performance, massively parallel computing platforms,
   - optimization of workflows including high throughp ut data processing,
   development of platforms to analyze large model outputs, construction of
   adjoint models, as well as other computational and data science tasks.

The successful candidate will have the scientific and interpersonal skills
to interface with diverse and heterogeneous teams of scientists as well as
to work independently. She/he has to be self-motivated and is encouraged to
bring in their personal scientific interests and expertise into
collaborative projects.

*Required Qualifications*

Master’s Degree in Earth or computational sciences, applied math,
engineering, physics, or a related field; experience working in a
computational research position; proficiency in at least one common
programming language, such as Python, C/C++, or F90; ability to work
independently under established deadlines and as part of a team; strong
interpersonal communications skills; ability to travel to partner and
collaborator institutions, relevant conferences, etc. Relevant education
and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

*Preferred Qualifications*

PhD in Earth or computational sciences, applied math, engineering, physics,
or a related field; Peer-reviewed publications; demonstrated research
experience in the Earth and planetary sciences (e.g., climate dynamics,
geodynamics, seismology and exploration geophysics, or dynamo studies); and
proficiency in more than one programming language.

*Salary Range*
$50,000 and above, depending on qualifications

*How to apply*
Applications must include:

   - Resume/CV
   - Three work references with their contact information; at least one
   reference should be from a supervisor
   - Letter of interest

Visit this job’s posting on the university’s job board to apply.
Thorsten Becker at twb at with any questions.
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