Career Opportunities at DRI

careers at dri

Executive Director, Division of Hydrologic Sciences - The Desert Research Institute is seeking a qualified individual to provide scientific leadership and management for its Division of Hydrologic Sciences (DHS). The primary function of the DHS Executive Director is to support, facilitate, and expand Division research activities through leadership that augments and enhances the Division’s multi-disciplinary scientific skills.

External Candidates

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Our research faculty and staff apply scientific understanding to support the effective management of natural resources while meeting Nevada's needs for economic diversification and science-based educational opportunities.

Internal Candidates

All DRI and Nevada System of Higher Education employees, as well as anyone with access to NSHE's Workday system, must apply as an internal candidate in Workday. To view job opportunities, please log in to Workday and search "Finds Jobs." All applicants hired by DRI are subject to E-Verify. Visit USCIS for more information.

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DRI is an equal employment opportunity employer that welcomes individuals from all backgrounds. DRI is deeply committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce and recognizes that encouraging a diverse culture strengthens problem-solving skills and creativity, and increases productivity.  Additionally, an inclusive and diverse environment improves the workplace culture and encourages employee engagement.  DRI also takes measures consistent with Title IX to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its students, faculty, and staff.  Additional information can be found at DRI's Diversity and Inclusion Webpage.

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