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Emory University Associate Director Pathology -Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia


Associate Director of the Division of Pathology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center seeks highly motivated applicants for the position of Associate Director of the Division of Pathology.

The Yerkes Center is one of seven National Primate Research Centers funded by the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs. The overarching goal of the Yerkes NPRC is to conduct innovative biomedical research that improves the health and well-being of human and nonhuman primates. Yerkes maintains approximately 3,000 nonhuman primates, including macaques, sooty mangabeys, squirrel monkeys and chimpanzees, and supports over $70 million in annual sponsored research funding. Research programs at the Center include infectious diseases and vaccine development (AIDS, malaria and others), neuroscience, and transplantation. The Yerkes Division of Pathology, which currently consists of 3 pathologists and 20 staff members, conducts a number of activities to support clinical care of the animal colony and advance research, including: 1. Provision of diagnostic pathology services, including clinical pathology, histology, molecular pathology and necropsy services; 2. Conducting independent and collaborative research projects; and 3. Maintenance and distribution of a rich resource of nonhuman primate biological specimens to Yerkes and outside investigators.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead the Yerkes Pathology Division to maintain cutting-edge diagnostic pathology services, to work collaboratively with colleagues in the Division of Animal Resources and research divisions, to advance the training of veterinary pathologists as well as laboratory animal residents, and to support and enhance externally funded research programs in the Division.

The minimal qualifications include a D.V.M. or equivalent degree with at least 5 years of experience or training in veterinary pathology. Diplomate status in American College of Veterinary Pathologists is strongly preferred; however, exceptional candidates who are board eligible will be considered. The position requires strong interpersonal skills, an ability to communicate effectively, and an ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities. Prior experience with nonhuman primate pathology is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate or Assistant Research Professor with a joint appointment in the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Compensation will be commensurate with experience, and reimbursement for relocation expenses will be provided.

Interested individuals must submit an online application that includes a letter indicating their experience and research interests, as well as a curriculum vitae, using the Emory Careers site.Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Joyce Cohen ( who submit materials prior to January 1 st will be given priority; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants will be notified prior to our contacting the provided references. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran Employer.

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Job Number 25719

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Assoc Dir Pathology

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Working with radioactive materials or devices.

Required Documents Cover letter, Research Interests

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322