Job Information

University of Utah UU Student - Research in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/26/0021

Requisition Number PRN11504N

Job Title UU Student - Research

Working Title UU Student - Research

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week Up to 19 hours/week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00059 - Energy & Geoscience Institute

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15.00/hour

Close Date

Job Summary

The Energy & Geoscience Institute ( EGI ) 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 19 hours a week at a rate of $15/hour.

The job involves development of machine learning and other computational methods for advancing geoengineering understanding of complex problems. The successful candidate would be coding in Python for development of spatial, temporal and spatio-temporal machine learning models (and associated tasks such as data preparation, digitization of logs and images etc.) for comprehending drilling, completion or production problems in hydrocarbon and geothermal settings.

The student will be supervised by scientists at the Energy & Geoscience Institute.

The position is currently for the Spring semester 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.


See job summary.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate should have some background in engineering or computer science or a related field and at least a basic knowledge of coding in Python.

Must be current University of Utah student.


Special Instructions Summary

Please attach your resume to the application, including education and work and coding experience.

For questions, please contact Carol Smith at and copy Dr. Palash Panja ( ).

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


Online reports may be submitted at

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.