FILLED – 2019 Undergraduate Research Assistant: Watering street trees

If you’re an NCSU undergrad, and driving a giant pickup truck around downtown Raleigh is your idea of a good time…have we got the job for you. You’ll get to do some cool science too!

Job Description

This paid position will assist with an ongoing research project examining the effects of weekly watering on health and pest insect abundance in urban maple trees. The successful applicant will water study trees twice a week and may assist with performing insect counts, tree physiology measurements, and branch sampling as needed through the summer. Applicant will be required to drive a large pickup truck with a water tank in back and fill and maintain tree watering bags.

  • Required: Two full days per week, May – Aug 2019
  • Possibility of getting additional hours and experiences in the lab, based on candidate availability/interest.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to work outdoors in hot, humid, and rainy weather conditions
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be reliable and able to work independently
  • Experience operating large vehicles and/or farm machinery a plus
How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to Annemarie Nagle ( with the subject line “Undergraduate Research Assistant: Watering.” In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in the position and describe any relevant skills or experience. Applications will be considered as they are received until the position is filled.

North Carolina 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, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. The University strongly encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Steven Frank ( or (919) 818-4150.
2019-04-23T16:36:24-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Categories: Past Position|

About the Author:

Annemarie Nagle
I’m responsible for making sure the Frank Laboratories run smoothly. I also help with research, web content management, and creation of outreach and extension materials.