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Welcome to Desert Research Institute (DRI) Careers

We are excited to see your interest in our research, administrative and staff positions. DRI seeks a diverse, talented and highly motivated workforce that is committed to collaboration, inclusion and the pursuit of excellence in cutting-edge basic and applied research. This unique entrepreneurial setting enables innovative and results driven colleagues the ability to attain remarkable achievements.

With over 500 employees on two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, DRI ranks 22nd in research and development expenditures in the environmental sciences by the National Science Foundation.

Please use the navigation links on the left or select one of the categories below to begin your search for opportunities to expand your expertise in a world-renowned research organization.

Administrative Faculty

Administrative
Faculty

  • Exempt
  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum)
  • e.g. professionals in Finance, HR, IT, Safety
Research Faculty

Research Faculty

Professor Track

  • Exempt
  • PhD (minimum)

Scientist Track

  • Exempt
  • Bachelor’s Degree(minimum)
Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Exempt
  • PhD (minimum)
  • Temp appointment
  • Renewed annually for a maximum of 3 years
Technologist

Technologist

  • Non-exempt
  • High School/GED (minimum)
  • e.g. support roles in laboratory/field, facilities, HR, IT

DRI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the position. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact us at recruit@dri.edu.

New Users

  • To search positions, click the Search Jobs link at left.
  • To apply for a job, click the Create Account link at left, then follow the directions.

Returning Users

  • Click Login, and enter your username and password.
  • This enables you to:

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