Emory University Manager of Research Projects (Yerkes) in Atlanta, Georgia


Yerkes National Primate Research Center is seeing a Research Projects Manager. This position is located at the Yerkes Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The research project on which this individual will work is an NIH-funded study of nonhuman primate behavior and welfare.

The primary goal is to increase the ratio of non-natal adult males in breeding groups of rhesus macaques, and to determine which factors are the most critical in achieving that goal.

  • Extensive behavioral data collection using a social network analysis approach is being used, along with other measures to evaluate group stability, stress, and reproductive impacts.

  • The individual chosen for this position will supervise a staff of three, coordinate with the Principle Investigator and a collaborative research team on managing the data collection and analysis, and will make major contributions to writing manuscripts and presenting findings from the project at professional conferences.

  • This individual will also contribute to writing additional grant proposals.


  • Responsible for managing complex research projects.

  • Using an advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques, assists in the planning and development of survey instruments, guidelines and procedures to collect required data.

  • Coordinates various aspects of the study.

  • Drafts and may edit text for studies.

  • Analyzes data, identifies data discrepancies and researches and identifies causes.

  • May perform statistical analysis of numerical data.

  • Actively contributes to the development of research protocols.

  • Determines how research methodologies or tools must be modified.

  • Ensures that study data and systems are maintained and accurately documented.

  • Analyzes data and develops reports to assess or monitor study performance and treatment results.

  • Coordinates and conducts special meetings and presentations.

  • Coordinates computer support for ancillary studies conducted at off-site locations.

  • Collaborates on reports and papers.

  • Assists in the preparation of tables and graphs for publication and presentation.

  • May design and develop databases related to specific programs at the request of supervisor and/or Principal Investigator.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, and Psychology or related discipline and

  • Two years of professional level research experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Experience with behavioral data collection and management of such data in nonhuman primates.

  • Experience with all aspects of data analysis, manuscript preparation and publication.

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Job Number 30321

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Behavioral Management

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.

Job Category Laboratory

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