Career Opportunities at DRI

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 about 500 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, DRI generates $30 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 openings for Administrative and Research Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Technologists are listed at

Temporary Positions

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

06/16/2017 - Computer Systems Programmer I-III (Temp Technologist )

02/08/2017 - Assistant Research Scientist, Soil Science/Hydrology (Temp Faculty) 

Graduate Assistantships

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

We currently have no graduate assistantship positions 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 (for full functionality, open in Adobe Acrobat).

We currently have no hourly positions available.