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Executive Director, Division of Hydrologic Sciences, Desert Research Institute

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) has an exciting opportunity for an Executive Director for its Division of Hydrologic Sciences (DHS). DHS has approximately 130 faculty and support staff and 20 graduate research assistants and conducts more than $11 million in research annually within a highly diversified research portfolio that includes hydrogeology, geochemistry, water resource management, global change, geostatistical and earth systems analysis, and ecological engineering.

The primary function of the DHS Executive Director is to support, facilitate, and expand Division research activities through leadership that augments and enhances the Division’s multi-disciplinary scientific skills. DRI has two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, NV; the position can be located at either facility.

Applicants must have 1) Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited institution in water-related, civil or environmental engineering, aquatic geochemistry, or related field; or professional experience commensurate with an advanced degree, 2) evidence of success in a setting in which a significant portion of funding comes from competitively awarded grants and contracts, 3) evidence of innovation and success in leading research programs in governmental, private, or academic settings, 4) any applicant must be a citizen of the United States and be able to obtain and maintain both US Department of Energy “Q” and US Department of Defense Top Secret clearances, which will require a background investigation by the Federal government with possible subsequent re-investigations.

Qualified individuals interested in this position must apply online . Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, your application package should be received by April 29, 2018.

DRI is an AA/EEO/Disability/Veteran Employer.