Job Opening

Geoscience IT administrator (permanent position)

University of Oklahoma

Posted: 07/05/2018

Open Until: 09/01/2018

The School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma has an open position (permanent staff) for a Geoscience IT administrator:

Please apply at:


Work Schedule: M-F 8 to 5; some duties outside regular hours
Salary Range: $55,000 - $60,000
Benefits Provided: Yes 
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter, Academic Transcripts, Other Document (See Job Requirements for details) 

Job Description --- The ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics (CPSGG) is recruiting a full-time Geoscience IT administrator (Scientist/Researcher III). This position will support faculty and students in (1) maintaining the existing Linux infrastructure, and (2) maintaining and using existing software related to seismic processing/interpretation and other geoscientific applications. The candidate must have a strong background in Linux system administration and must be familiar with professional software packages used in seismic exploration and interpretation. This position will also be a liaison to OU IT and will maintain software licenses including renewal requests. Please submit resume, cover letter, academic transcripts and two reference letters. 

Job Requirements--- 
Required Education: Master's Degree OR:
• 6 years of relevant professional experience
• Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty and staff
• Able to work well with interdepartmental teams and initiatives
• Must be able to perform basic data analysis
• None required
Advertised Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to engage in repetitive motions and communicate. Remain for extended periods in front of computer monitor using a keyboard. Lift up to 50 lbs.
Departmental Preferences:
• Excellent Linux system administration skills and experience.
• Windows administration skills.
• Familiarity with professional geoscientific and seismic processing software in industry or academic
• Programming and scripting skills.
• Effective communication skills.
• Experience with ProMax.
• Experience with X11/VNC and other graphical connection solutions between Windows and Linux.
• Ability and interest in classroom teaching (lab).
Supervision: No Supervisory Duties

Xiaowei Chen
Assistant Professor
ConocoPhillips School of Geology & Geophysics
University of Oklahoma
Email: xiaowei.chen<at> 


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