Job Information

University of Utah Geologist/Geophysicist/Environmental Scientist/Environmental Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/19/2022

Requisition Number PRN12372N

Job Title UU Student - Research

Working Title Geologist/Geophysicist/Environmental Scientist/Environmental Engineer

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week up to 20

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

The position is currently for the remainder of 2022, with the potential for renewal depending on available funds and potential for external sponsorship. Daytime working hours are flexible but no weekends or after hours.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area

Department 00059 - Energy & Geoscience Institute

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Will pay no less than 7.25

Close Date

Job Summary

The Carbon Science Initiative ( CSI ) at the University of Utah is seeking a part-time student researcher. The individual can be either a graduate student or undergraduate student. The selected candidate would work up to 20 hours a week at a rate of $15/hour.


The job involves development of geo-mechanical models and other physical models for advancing geoengineering understanding of complex problems. The successful candidate will perform scientific and technical tasks such as data collection, coding in Python/R/C++ environments, working with off the shelf software, preparation of graphs and maps, report writing, and assisting in report preparation in carbon sequestration, geothermal and hydrocarbon environment.

We also wish to develop physics and statistics (AI) codes for geomechanics applications, so coding experience is an advantage.

The student will be supervised by scientists at the Carbon Science Initiative.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a current University of Utah student.

Should have some background in geoscience subsurface data analysis or a related field and at least a basic knowledge of coding in Python.


Should have some background in geoscience subsurface data analysis or a related field and at least a basic knowledge of coding in Python/R. Working experience with C++ is an advantage.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.