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Maki Postdoctoral Researchers, Hydrologic Sciences

Employer
Desert Research Institute
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date
Mar 25, 2024

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Discipline
Hydrology
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
Paid
Sector Type
Government

Job Details

The newest generation of hydrologic scientists play a critical role in defining, understanding, and solving humanity’s most pressing needs for a sustainable future, the well-being of our communities, and regional economic prosperity. DRI’s leadership role in the recently awarded NSF Southwest Sustainability Innovation Engine (SWSIE) highlights the need for understanding connections between hydrological issues in the Southwest and other aspects of urban sustainability including energy, carbon and community well-being. The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is well-positioned to address these multi-sector challenges and is looking to expand capabilities that support research in this area as well as in traditional areas of hydrological science.

The Division of Hydrologic Sciences at DRI anticipates awarding up to three Postdoctoral Researchers supported by the Sulo and Aileen Maki Endowment through a competitive search process.  We are seeking recent PhD’s (<=2 years) with demonstrated skills in applying quantitative and innovative approaches to addressing research problems driven by current challenges in hydrologic sciences and who can extend our research in new directions.  This is a unique opportunity to work with DRI faculty on a project of your design in a flexible and supportive environment that will initiate a successful research career.

Recognizing the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of hydrologic sciences, we encourage applicants with outstanding research potential in water-related issues including, but not limited to:

  • Water supply and resource forecasting incorporating coupled hydrologic-climate modeling
  • AI, Machine Learning and Statistical Learning applied to improve understanding of the changing intensity and localization of hydrologic processes
  • Hydro-economics and market-based approaches to the sustainability of common pool resources
  • Environmental system optimization with focus on Urban Hydrology
  • Hydrologic impacts of drought on natural and/or built environments
  • Ground water – surface water – atmospheric interactions

The positions are located in Las Vegas, NV, one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. due to favorable climate and cost of living, no state income tax and access to natural wonders with world class hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and proximity to 13 National Parks. 

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in hydrology/hydrogeology, engineering, earth sciences or other related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Ability to work independently to fulfill project goals and meet project deadlines
  • Evidence of the ability to participate in and coordinate collaborative research
  • Ability to develop research proposals and participate in grant writing and peer-reviewed publications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Research focus that is complementary with existing DRI programs
  • Evidence of the ability to initiate and grow inter and intra-institutional networks of research colleagues

Application Process:

Qualified individuals interested in this position must apply online at:

https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/DRI-External/job/DRI---Las-Vegas-NV/Maki-Postdoctoral-Fellowships--Hydrologic-Sciences_R0141046

Compensation/Benefits

The minimum annual starting salary for the Sulo and Aileen Maki Postdoctoral Researcher is $65,000. 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, 12 paid holidays, educational benefits, the option to participate in a flexible spending account or health savings account, and a retirement plan that is beyond compare. Postdocs receive a 6.2% retirement contribution match, 15 annual leave days, and a beginning balance of 15 sick leave days. You are 100% vested in the retirement plan on your first day. Additionally, there is no state income tax in Nevada and no social security deduction. This position is eligible for relocation assistance. A summary of Postdoc benefits can be found HERE.  Additional information can be found at www.dri.edu/careers

Researchers have access to world-class laboratories, field equipment and computational resources within DRI.  Researchers will work throughout their time at DRI with a Postdoctoral Researcher mentoring committee dedicated to helping each Researcher build a successful research career. DRI Postdoctoral Researchers go on to successful careers at DRI, in academia, in state and federal agencies, and within private companies. 

Organizational Summary

Since 1959, DRI has been at the forefront of understanding Earth's complex environmental systems, promoting the preservation of diverse ecosystems, advancing responsible natural resource management, and improving human health and welfare throughout Nevada and around the world. Research at DRI calls upon the expertise and methods of multiple scientific disciplines.

At DRI, more than 500 highly skilled scientists, engineers, technicians, and students are collaboratively focused on answering critical questions about global climate change, water quality and availability, air quality, the sustainability of desert lands, life in extreme environments, and more. DRI’s research personnel are untenured, entrepreneurial, and responsible for their own salaries from individual and collaborative 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 business-like fashion.

For more detailed information about DRI, please visit us at www.dri.edu. For questions regarding this position or assistance with your application, please email jobs@dri.edu or call the recruiting office at 702-862-5548

Additional information on DRI and the faculty and ongoing research within the Division of Hydrologic Sciences is available at: http://www.dri.edu/hydrologic-sciences

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. DRI employs only U.S. citizens and persons lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Company

Since 1959, DRI has stood at the forefront of understanding Earth's complex environmental systems, promoting preservation of diverse ecosystems, advancing responsible natural resource management, and improving human health and welfare throughout Nevada and around the world. Research at DRI calls on the expertise and methods of multiple scientific disciplines. More than 500 highly-skilled scientists, engineers, technicians and students are collaboratively focused on understanding and answering critical questions about global climate change, water quality and availability, air quality, sustainability of desert lands, life in extreme environments, and more.

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