Postdoctoral Fellow (Geomechanics), University of Texas, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Fellow (Geomechanics): The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Geomechanics. UTIG, part of the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin, is renowned for research excellence in geophysics, integrative science efforts, and international field programs. This position offers the opportunity to work on laboratory experimentation in rock mechanics and fluid flow in porous media or the analysis and modeling of drilling, geodetic, or seismological data.

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area: Geomechanics

Location: The University of Texas at Austin


  • Ph.D. in Geophysics, Geosciences, Geotechnical Engineering, or a related field within the last three years.

Job Description: The Postdoctoral Fellow will conduct research focused on laboratory experimentation and/or analysis of geophysical and drilling data, emphasizing deformation and fluid flow in Earth materials. Responsibilities include developing independent research projects, co-mentoring students if desired, and contributing to research within a diverse group focusing on geofluids, geomechanics, and tectonics.

Table: Salary Range

Salary Range

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply online at the UT Austin Staff Jobs website. Current university employees must apply through MyWorkday using the job code R_00023204 (requires UT EID).

Applicants should submit:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Brief (1-2 page) statement of interest
  3. Three references

The appointment is for up to two years, contingent on performance, with a start date as early as March 1, 2024. Materials will be reviewed beginning December 22, 2023, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.



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