Job Posting Title:
Research Scientist - Quantitative Analyst Modeler
John A and Katherine G Jackson School of Geosciences
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Expected to Continue Until Feb 10, 2019
PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS
This position is in the Bureau of Economic Geology located at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus. In this position you will conduct economic analyses and resource assessments of oil and gas in unconventional shale basins. Act as co-Principal Investigator for the shale gas and tight oil resource assessment program.
Conduct economic research on oil and gas resources including drilling and completion activities in unconventional shale plays.
Analyze trends and factors controlling oil and gas productivity, assess economics at well and play-wide scale.
Forecast future production of oil, gas and water; and drilling activity scenarios based on economics (price, costs), technology assumptions and regulation framework.
Interact with multidisciplinary team members and other economists at the Bureau.
Publish research findings
Broadly support Bureau of Economic Geology activities
Ph.D. with five years post-doctoral experience in energy-related economics or data analytics. Proven experience in quantitative analysis of large data sets. Ability to use, adapt and as required, build economic models. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Professional demeanor and good interpersonal skills.
Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
PhD with quantitative background (applied mathematics, statistics, engineering or physics). Experience with economic, statistical and mathematical modeling software; ability to code scripts to process large data sets. Experience in energy economics associated with oil and gas exploration and production and/or resource assessments. Experience in working in multidisciplinary teams. Ten years experience. Solid publication record.
$100,000 + depending on qualifications
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