Job Opportunities (Plant Breeding at NCSU)

There are many employment opportunities in plant breeding. Undergraduate students interested in working on NC State breeding projects as a temporary employee should contact our plant breeding faculty. Jobs involve assisting in the field, greenhouse, and laboratory. Work can be full time in the summer, and 5 to 20 hours per week during the school year. Similar jobs are available for those who qualify for the work-study program.

Undergraduates interested in working on their own research as an intern should apply through the NC State internship program.

Those interested in graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees should contact the Graduate School for application forms. Candidates should also contact the departmental graduate program director for their area of interest.

Career opportunities for students completing the M.S. degree include plant breeding technician (usually on a large breeding project) and seed company technical representative.

Career opportunities for students completing the Ph.D. degree include plant breeding project leader at seed companies with breeding programs, land-grant universities, and USDA/ARS research centers.


Plant breeding faculty

The graduate school

CALS career opportunities

Plant breeding survey (jobs vs. students)

Job listings

Seed companies

Public Institutions


this page created by Todd C. Wehner on 6-1-97 and last revised on 9-18-01