Assistant Research Scientist, Snow Hydrology or Soil Science in Reno, NV

Desert Research Institute

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.

Job Description

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is accepting applications for an Assistant Research Scientist in Snow Hydrology or Soil Science within the Division of Hydrologic Science (DHS). The incumbent will contribute to a multi-institute funded project that focuses on the snow-soil interface. Candidates should have a background in snow hydrology, soil science, geotechnical engineering, or numerical modeling of snow or soil processes. We are particularly interested in candidates with a combination of field and modeling experience.

The position will be based at DRI’s Reno, NV campus. Travel will be a significant component of the project, and will include travel to field sites, collaborators’ offices, and conferences. This position is eligible for relocation assistance.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution plus three years’ experience in environmental research, or a Master’s degree in a relevant field.
Experience relevant to the funded project (including but not limited to snow hydrology, snowmelt, heat transfer, soil science, vadose zone hydrology, and numerical modeling).
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal English communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience planning and executing cold weather field operations.
Experience with deploying, monitoring, and maintaining environmental sensors (especially Campbell Scientific instruments).
Experience collecting, organizing, analyzing and archiving environmental monitoring data.
Demonstrated contributions to written work products (e.g., technical reports, peer-reviewed publications)

Conditioner of Employment

Position requires extensive travel
Ability to work in cold-weather conditions
Ability to safely operate a vehicle in adverse road conditions.

Salary/Benefits

The minimum annual starting salary for the Assistant Research Scientist position is $79,597. Final salary is commensurate with experience and education.. The DRI Human Resources office performs periodic equity reviews to ensure that faculty salaries keep pace with the market. DRI offers a benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance. You are 100% vested in the retirement plan on your first day, where your 17.50% contribution is generously matched 1:1 by DRI. Our benefits package also offers 24 annual leave days, a beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 12 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with non-expiring flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts. Additionally, there is no state income tax in Nevada and no social security deduction. This position is eligible for

relocation assistance
. A summary of faculty benefits can be found

HERE
. Additional information can be found at www.dri.edu/careers.

Organizational Summary

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is a recognized world leader in basic and applied environmental research. Committed to scientific excellence and integrity, DRI faculty, students/postdocs who work alongside them, and staff have developed scientific knowledge and innovative technologies in research projects around the globe.

Since 1959, DRI’s research has advanced scientific knowledge on topics ranging from humans’ impact on the environment to the environment’s effect on humans. DRI’s cutting-edge science and inspiring solutions support Nevada’s diverse economy, provide science-based educational opportunities, and inform policymakers, business leaders, and community members. With campuses in Las Vegas and Reno, DRI serves as the non-profit research arm of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

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. 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
.

Required Attachments

Please upload the following documents in the specified section:

A cover letter detailing how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you to contribute to this project,
A current curriculum vita,
Contact information for three professional references who will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process following applicant consent.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately to receive full consideration. This posting will remain open until the position is filled, but hiring may occur at any time. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

DRI employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Browse Jobs” report within Workday to find and apply for jobs at DRI and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Browse Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0139255” in the search box.

For more detailed information about DRI and DRI faculty, research projects, and publications, please visit us at

www.dri.edu
. For questions regarding this position or assistance with your application, please email

recruit@dri.edu
or call the recruiting office at 775-673-7431.

Exempt
Yes

Full-Time Equivalent
100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please upload the following documents in the specified section:

A cover letter detailing how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you to contribute to this project,
A current curriculum vita,
Contact information for three professional references who will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process following applicant consent.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately to receive full consideration. This posting will remain open until the position is filled, but hiring may occur at any time. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

DRI employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Browse Jobs” report within Workday to find and apply for jobs at DRI and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Browse Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, “R0139255” in the search box.

For more detailed information about DRI and DRI faculty, research projects, and publications, please visit us at

www.dri.edu
. For questions regarding this position or assistance with your application, please email

recruit@dri.edu
or call the recruiting office at 775-673-7431.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process based on applicant notification and permission.

Newly hired faculty and postdoctoral fellows must assure that their official transcript is submitted to the Human Resources Office within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited institutions.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

DRI employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. DRI only sponsors aliens applying for research faculty or postdoctoral fellow positions (J-1 or H-1B Visas).

All applicants hired by the Desert Research Institute are subject to E-Verify.

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