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Simulation Engineer

The University of Texas at Austin
retirement plan
United States, Texas, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
August 26, 2023

Job Posting Title:

Simulation Engineer


Hiring Department:

Bureau of Economic Geology


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue Until Jan 27, 2024





Job Details:

Job Title
Simulation Engineer

General Notes
This position is an in-person position at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin.

We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to provide multi-phase flow simulation in support of modeling Hydrogen production from oil fields, modeling the role of in-situ combustion created heat on multiphase fluid flow and reaction.


  • Perform research.

  • Give presentations, put together reports, and communicate with IA members.

  • Publish related papers.

Required Qualifications

PhD in Petroleum Engineering or equivalent field. Knowledge of multi-phase flow of gases particularly methane and hydrogen. Coupling between flow of multi-phase fluids and heat sources. Thermal modeling subsurface reservoirs. Expertise with one or more multiphase flow simulation programs such as Eclipse, CMG, or Tough. Write reports and papers in International Journals.

Proven capacity for innovative, creative scientific analysis. Ability to give presentations to operators and to academic audiences. Proven publication skills and verbal communication skills. Ability to work both independently and effectively in a group. Ability to work effectively with multiple disciplines, including engineers, data scientist, and geologists.

PhD must have been received no later than 3 years from the date of posting.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge hydrogen thermodynamics. Kinetics of chemical reactions within fluids. Kinetics of relations in fluids and solid gas reactions and catalysts. Programing skills particularly in Python or C. Experience in the application of various advanced data analytics and statistical methodologies to problems. Strong background in using Python and packages for machine learning. Understanding of nano-technology. Experience with high-performance computing.

Salary Range
$65,000 - $70,000

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions.

  • Repetitive use of keyboard at a workstation

  • Use of manual dexterity

  • Climbing stairs

  • Lifting and moving

  • Field work as necessary

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • Letter of interest

  • 3 professional references


Employment Eligibility:

Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.


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. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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