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exciting senior/mid-level position in Reno, NV

Jm Coleman jcoleman at dri.edu
Fri Mar 26 14:55:15 EST 1999

The search committee has yet to meet on this position (see below), but
will begin meeting in a few weeks. We are seeking a go-getting scientist
but really want to cast a large net, so please don't be intimidated by
the ad. DRI is a great place to work with a lot of potential..


The Desert Research Institute (DRI), Biological Sciences Center (BSC) is
seeking a senior scientist to help build research programs that can link
organismal, ecosystem and landscape ecology and to direct DRI's newly
completed Frits Went Laboratory (FWL), which is located in Reno, NV. The
FWL houses a unique EcoCELL (Ecologically Controlled Environmental
Lysimeter Laboratory) facility that allows for the assessment of the
mass balance of materials at the mesocosm level (see Griffin et al.
1996. Plant, Cell and Environment 19, 1210-1221). Additionally, DRI
plays a major role in the Nevada Desert Face Facility in the Mojave
Desert, as well as in the construction of a long-term ecological
research study adjacent to the Nevada Desert Face Facility. Furthermore,
DRI plans to begin an extensive research effort in montane and alpine
ecosystems of the Sierras, particularly at Lake Tahoe. 

The successful candidate will be expected to build an active research
program in some subset of physiological ecology, biogeochemistry,
ecosystem ecology, landscape ecology or ecosystem
modeling and to oversee the day-to-day operations of the
state-of-the-art controlled environments, associated laboratories, and
greenhouse facilities. The Director is expected to work closely with
other DRI faculty and collaborators to produce a quality research
enterprise. The FWL Director is also expected to work with the Director
of the Biological Sciences Center in formulating a scientific
vision for the Center. 

The Desert Research Institute is an independent, research-oriented
campus of the University and Community College System of Nevada. The
successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in
graduate programs, and advise graduate students, through the University
of Nevada, Reno (UNR). There may also be possibilities for teaching
graduate or undergraduate courses at UNR. However, graduate student
advising and university teaching are not requirements of the


Required: The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in the
biological sciences or related discipline, have at least five years
research experience beyond the Ph.D., and have demonstrated
experience in the use and operation of controlled environment
facilities. The successful candidate will also have an established
record of scientific achievement including publication in peer-reviewed
journals, demonstrated ability to obtain research funding, and
successful management of multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional
research programs. 


The position is aimed at senior faculty (Rank 4; Research Professor) or
outstanding mid-career faculty (Rank 3; Associate Research Professor).
The annual salary for the position will start within
a range of $90,000 - $120,000 depending on qualifications. DRI offers an
excellent benefits package. 


Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter describing how your qualifications
meet the position requirements, a statement of your research interests,
and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of five
references. Review of applications will begin 3/1/99 and continue until
the position is filled. Please reference Position # P40-012 and send
materials to: Human Resources, Desert Research Institute, 7010 Dandini
Blvd, Reno, NV 89512. To learn more about DRI, please visit us at
www.dri.edu. For additional information concerning this position contact
Jim Coleman, Executive Director and Research Professor, BSC (702 -
673-7322;jcoleman at dri.edu) or Search Committee Chair: Dale Johnson,
Deputy Director/Research Professor, BSC (702-673-7379; dwj at dri.edu).

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