Job Description

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Essential Job Duties

NC State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City, NC, enthusiastically supports undergraduate research – providing students with opportunities to design projects and gain rewarding research experiences. In consultation with a faculty advisor that matches their interests, each student will: 1) identify an independent study project addressing a current issue affecting coastal ecosystems and communities; 2) participate in research design, implementation, and effective presentation of research results; and 3) gain an understanding for the logistical challenges, ethical issues, and positive rewards surrounding environmental research.

The ten-week summer research program will begin May 30, 2023 through August 4, 2023. Undergraduate students are selected based on expressed interest, coursework and two reference checks.

This posting will be open until February 28, 2023. Applicants will be notified of our decision by early March. If selected, you will have only 5 days to accept or decline offer, so the spot can be extended to others if you decline.

Is Time Limited


If Yes, Appointment Length

10 weeks

Job City & State

Morehead City, NC


Center for Marine Sciences & Technology

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Work Schedule

40 hours per week

Other Work/Responsibilities

Each student must participate in the full 10-week summer program without other course work or employment commitments.


Department Required Skills

Prospective students are expected to submit a written summary of their research, as well as give a 15-minute oral presentation during the last week of the 10-week program before their faculty mentors and invited guests.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Eligible students must be currently enrolled (or matriculated) as a full-time undergraduate student. Students who have completed their requirements for graduation or who will graduate by May 2023 are not eligible to apply except those moving from a community college to university (or 4-year college) setting.

Required License or Certification

Valid Driver’s License is required and must be maintained throughout employment.

Valid NC Driver's License required?


Commercial Driver's License Required?


Anticipated Hiring Range

$15.00 per hour

Job Open Date


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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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