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Research Assistant

University Enterprises, Inc.   Sacramento, CA   Full-time     Research
Posted on August 30, 2021
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University Enterprises Inc.(UEI) at Sac State is seeking a Research Assistant for the Department of Geology. The faculty and staff of the CSUS Geology Department are committed to providing the best geological education available anywhere. We meet this commitment through high-quality teaching, close student-faculty interaction, undergraduate and graduate research, and an emphasis on field geology. This project collects and analyzes data from archived oil and gas well logs to help understand the interaction between wastewater injection and groundwater resources

UEI offers an excellent benefits package which includes:

  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays – 13 paid holidays per year including paid time off the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as the CSUS campus is closed plus 1 personal day.
  • Excellent medical benefits – 100% employer paid medical & dental for employee-only coverage and low cost for family coverage

 

Apply online at https://ueijobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/19342 by 9/10/2021.

 

Pay Rate: $16.78 - $25.17 per hour

 

Position Overview:

The Research Assistant is responsible for quality control and quality assurance of well construction data that has been submitted by student researchers. This process involves reviewing data coded from California oil and gas well histories, reviewing digitized borehole geophysical logs, and maintenance of a cloud-based database. The person in this position reports directly to and receives general supervision from the Project Manager. May receive occasional work direction from the Principle Investigator.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Manually reviews project deliverables such as coded well histories, geophysical log data, and publications. Ensures data is corrected, as needed. Assists the Project Manager with maintenance of a cloud-based database, including data organization and backup. Provides lead work direction and feedback regarding data quality to student researchers.  Creates training materials for well history coding. Assists in managing project workflow, such as redirecting student researchers and providing training support. Conducts independent research and assists with project publications.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Geology, or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience. Demonstrated experience digitizing geophysical logs using Neuralog software. Demonstrated experience with the California Geologic Energy Management (CalGEM) Division online oil and gas well archives. Demonstrated experience interpreting oil and gas well histories and geophysical logs from oil and gas wells. Demonstrated ability to work in a team. Demonstrated ability to prioritize many different tasks, determine the relative importance of each task, complete projects accordingly, and work with deadlines and time pressure. Excellent attention to detail and oral and written communication skills. Must pass a background check, which may include fingerprinting. Must continue to meet the established standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

Completion of a Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course.