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Employment Opportunities

As the environmental research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), DRI conducts cutting-edge applied research in air, land and life, and water qualify across Nevada, the United States and on every continent. With more than 500 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, DRI generates $50 million in total annual revenue.

DRI's faculty members are nontenured, entrepreneurial and responsible for their own salaries from external grants and contracts. This blend of academic rigor and private-sector pragmatism has earned DRI a reputation for delivering rapid, high quality environmental science in a businesslike fashion.

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Open Positions

Our current vacancies are listed below. Click on a position title for a detailed description and submittal requirements.

03/25/2014 - Technical Lead for Analytics and Computation (Reno, NV)

03/21/2014 - Business Development Lead (Reno, NV)

03/04/2014 - Executive Director, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (Reno or Las Vegas, NV)

02/04/2014 - Assistant Research Scientist, Chemistry (Reno, NV)

01/31/2014 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Cryosphere & Laboratory Science (Reno, NV)

01/31/2014 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Cryosphere & Climate Science (Reno, NV)

01/03/2014 - Assistant/Associate Research Scientist, Field Biologist/Range Ecologist (Las Vegas, NV)

11/07/2013 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Analysis (Reno, NV)

11/07/2013 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Cyber-physical Systems (Reno, NV)

11/07/2013 - Postdoctoral Fellow, High Performance Computing (Reno, NV)

Temporary Positions

On occasion, DRI has Temporary Faculty or Technologist positions available that are listed below.

We currenlty have no temporary positions available.

Graduate Assistantships

On occasion, DRI has Graduate Research Assistantships available that are listed below.

We currenlty have no Graduate Research Assistantships available.

Hourly Positions

On occasion, DRI has hourly positions available that are listed below. All hourly position applicants must complete the DRI Hourly Employment Application Form (PDF).

04/15/2014 - Administrative Assistant, Environmental Analysis Facility - P/T Hourly (Reno, NV)

Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.

Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.

Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Diversity at DRI
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.

GreenPower Program
K-12 Outreach and Education
Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.

Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.

DRI Nevada Medal Event
2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.

Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.