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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Animal Care Technician II in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. The Division of Animal Resources (DAR) is a Division of the School of Medicine integrated team of animal care specialists, administrative professionals, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, logistics deliverers, and information technology experts dedicated to the high quality and comprehensive care of research animals and to our mission of providing for the health and wellbeing everywhere by providing the finest support possible to Emory University scientists. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Learn more at


The Division of Animal Resources is seeking to hire an Animal Care Technician (ACT) at either a level I (one) or II (two). The level of Animal Care position offered to the selected finalist will be determined after the completion of the interview processes and based on related education and experience as outlined below by the minimum qualifications associated with each position. Please take note of the varying job responsibilities between each level, as well.


  • Performs routine and specialized duties associated with animal care, including feeding, medicating, cleaning, restraint and transportation.

  • Maintains adequate inventory of necessary supplies and equipment.

  • Observes animal behavior and conditions, collects specimens and provides technical assistance to research and veterinary personnel.

  • Performs minor repairs and maintains animal housing facility.

  • May train and supervise new technicians.

  • May drive utility vehicles to transport animals and supplies, ensuring safe operation, daily inspection and vehicle cleanliness.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent and two years of animal husbandry/care experience


  • Certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and two years of animal husbandry/care experience


  • Four years of animal husbandry/care experience.

  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Positions within this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

  • Positions in this classification may require three years of transportation and routing experience in lieu of animal husbandry/care experience.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee

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Job Number 85181

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Div of Animal Resources

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor