Postdoctoral Fellow (Groundwater Ecohydrology)

Reno, NV, United States 🇺🇸

Position Information


Posting NumberF040
Position TitlePostdoctoral Fellow, Groundwater Ecohydrology
LocationReno, NV
Position Summary

The Desert Research Institute’s (DRI’s) Division of Hydrologic Sciences is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Groundwater Ecohydrology. This position is located in DRI’s Northern Nevada Science Center in Reno, NV and is intended to integrate ongoing research endeavors in DRI’s Divisions and multi-disciplinary Centers, and will complement cross-disciplinary programs with emphasis on groundwater hydrology and aquatic ecology.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for acquiring and processing data from government and private providers to integrate and link groundwater hydrology and ecology to develop models determining sustainable levels of groundwater use that maintain economic and cultural values of groundwater dependent systems in southern Nevada. Additional responsibilities include writing multidisciplinary, collaborative grant proposals for laboratory, field, and/or modeling projects. The successful candidate will support ongoing and new programs at DRI related to water resource and water use assessments across the western U.S. and other arid and semi-arid regions. Candidates that have strong modeling skills to link models for hydrogeology and/or aquatic ecology in isolated systems across landscapes are preferred.

Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. with a focus on hydrogeology, aquatic ecology, or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Evidence of the ability to participate in and coordinate collaborative research
  • Ability to develop research proposals and participate in grant writing
  • Ability to work independently to fulfill project goals and meet project deadlines
  • Ability to effectively analyze and report research findings to sponsors, at conferences, and during professional meetings, and the ability to publish peer reviewed journal articles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Expertise in one or more computational and/or computer programming languages (e.g., MODFLOW, JavaScript, C++, etc.).
Preferred Qualifications 
Conditions of Employment / Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to travel as needed for meetings and conferences
  • This position requires occasional field work for short periods of time, in settings varying from urban to remote locations under fair to extreme conditions (deserts in summer).
  • The individual who is offered and accepts this position must provide, within 30 working days of his/her start date, a copy of the transcript(s) of the highest degree he/she has acquired, as awarded by an accredited institute as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Salary Information

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications, with continued appointment (assessed annually for up to a maximum of three years, depending on continuation of funding) being dependent upon performance and availability of funding. This position is eligible for DRI’s benefits package and relocation assistance. See this link for a benefits overview: Postdoctoral Fellow Benefits.

Note to Applicants 
EEO Statement

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.