Positions / Mentors by College

Below is a list of faculty mentors currently seeking undergraduate research assistants through our OUR FWS RA Program and has been updated for the spring semester 2021. This list should not be used to deter any student from applying for a position.  If a student does not find a mentor listed below in the discipline of interest, the OUR will work to assist the applicant to find a mentor.

Students MUST apply using the link on the OUR website for one of these positions, failure to follow the hiring process through our office may result in a delay or denial of payment by the OUR for your FWS award.

Position / Mentor List for 2020-2021 Academic Year OUR FWS RA Program

This list includes specific faculty jobs posted as part of the Office of Undergraduate Research's Federal Work Study Research Assistant Program.
In addition to these specific postings, the OUR also has many other mentors who are looking to hire RA's under our general job description. If you are interested in a position please use the link to apply on our website at https://undergradresearch.dasa.ncsu.edu/our-federal-work-study-positions/
CollegeMentor NameFWS Job DescriptionBrief Details
General Job DescriptionVarious Colleges - Various MentorsGeneral Job Description - For all CollegesThe OUR will work to help place applicants with faculty mentors
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesAngel CruzSee General Job DescriptionInterest in food systems and how COVID-19 is impacting the food system
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesColleen DohertyCALS Doherty - Biochemistry Eagerness and interest in working with plants and molecular biology/ biochemistry.
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesLuke GatiboniCALS Gatiboni - Crop and Soil Scienceswillingness to travel in state to work on field experiments related to agriculture
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesDaniela JonesCALS Jones - Biological & Agricultural EngineeringNo prior bioenergy/logistics experience is necessary. Students with good communication, data analysis, and programming skills (or willingness to acquire those skills) will be preferred.
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCarrie PickworthCALS Pickworth - Animal scienceANS 150 & 151, ANS 230 & 231
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesElsa YoungsteadtCALS Youngsteadt - Applied EcologyInterest in ecology, entomology, or urban ecosystems; related coursework and experience is desirable but not required
College of Humanities and Social SciencesThomas BirklandCHASS Birkland - Public AdministrationSome background in political science, public policy, or a related social science discipline. Good library searching skills. Good computer skills, including basic database and spreadsheets.
College of Humanities and Social SciencesSarah BowenSee General Job DescriptionThe FIRST project conducts qualitative research (semi-structured interviews and photovoice) to understand how families’ food practices have shifted as a result of COVID-19 the pandemic. For more information about the study, see our website: https://www.firstresearchstudy.com/. Our interdisciplinary team is seeking research assistants to review and code interview transcripts. The research assistant must be organized and dependable. Experience in working with qualitative data and/or Spanish language skills are helpful, but not required. We are especially interested in candidates who are interested in some aspect of food and inequality or food insecurity. Research assistants will have the opportunity to work with a large, multidisciplinary team of researchers in 5 states (NC, MI, MS, SC, SD) and to work on a paper or presentation of their own. All meetings and activities will be remote, the schedule is flexible. Specific research activities include: - Reviewing interview transcripts and correcting mistakes, - Editing transcripts to protect participants' identities, - Using qualitative data management software to code transcripts, - Reviewing and tagging photos collected from participants by theme, - Analyzing data to identify common themes across interviews.
College of Humanities and Social SciencesMary HaskettSee General Job DescriptionNC State Family Studies lab - Our primary interest is in understanding and improving relationships between parents and their young children.
College of Humanities and Social SciencesAmanda StewartSee General Job DescriptionData entry, management, research, and writing
College of Humanities and Social SciencesJocelyn TaliaferroSee General Job DescriptionIn addition to the information in the generic job description, this project is researching mental health service access and attitudes of African Americans. The project is in its development stages and students may be involved in all aspects of research design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination.
College of Humanities and Social SciencesVanessa VolpeCHASS Volpe - PsychologyBlackHealthLab_App - Volpe
College of Natural ResourcesCitizen ScienceSee General Job DescriptionThis is a great internship opportunity for students interested in public science,
citizen science, and water safety.
College of Natural ResourcesAaron HippSee General Job DescriptionI have several projects the student could assist with, but each is in the realm of the built environment (parks, greenways, sidewalks, neighborhood design) and active living (physical activity, recreation, movement, play, sport).
College of Natural ResourcesNathalie LavoineCNR Lavoine - Forest BiomaterialsKnowledge in materials science, polymer, engineering, and chemistry is a plus
College of Natural ResourcesHasan JameelSee General Job DescriptionKnowledge about engineering will be helpful but not mandatory. Some, most research will be remote but there will be times when the student will be working with others.
College of Natural ResourcesLokendra PalCNR Pal - Forest BiomaterialsNA
College of Natural ResourcesMelissa PasquinelliCNR Pasquinelli - Forest Biomaterialsorganic chemistry, physics 205 or equivalent
College of Natural ResourcesJennifer Richmond-BryantSee General Job DescriptionThe student will be working with NCSU faculty on a project within the LSU Superfund Research Center to analyze transcriptions of community member interviews for a town impacted by air pollution from a hazardous waste treatment facility.
College of Natural ResourcesZakiya LeggettCNR Leggett - Forestry and Environmental ResourcesNA
College of Natural ResourcesRichard VendittiSee General Job DescriptionThe research requires on campus interactions with others. Student will create paper samples from alternative, sustainable sources and will evaluate creating paper products to replace single use plastics.
Poole College of ManagementJoe BrazelSee General Job DescriptionResearch related to Corporate Fraud and Fraud Detection