Postdoctoral Research Position
Geomechanics and Petrophysics of Methane Hydrate Reservoirs

The Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UT) invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to study methane hydrates in geological systems.

This individual will explore the petrophysical state and evolution of hydrate reservoirs through geomechanical analysis of conventional and pressurized core samples. The candidate will be part of a research team composed of geoscientists and engineers analyzing methane hydrate deposits in the offshore Gulf of Mexico through scientific drilling. This individual will help define the experimental direction of the newly constructed Pressure Core Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Above all, we look for a creative individual with a knack for experimental analysis and a passion for quantitative analysis of methane hydrate systems. This position is for one year and potential second year extension with satisfactory progress. For more information about the project, please visit:

Qualified individuals should have a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or a related field at the time of appointment. Salary is $60,000 per year and appointees are eligible for group health insurance. Review of candidates will begin May 15, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send an application consisting of (1) letter of interest, (2) CV, and (3) names of three references willing to write letters of references. Please send applications electronically as email attachment to and reference Methane Hydrates Postdoctoral in the subject line.

The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions are security sensitive, and conviction verification is conducted on applicants selected.

published: 11 May 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.