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Emory University Research Specialist - Lawrenceville, GA in Atlanta, Georgia



This supervised Research Specialist position will assist in managing a colony of approximately 2000 non-human primates and will be responsible for collecting data and performing procedures that are pertinent to the health and stability of the breeding colonies.


  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.

  • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.

  • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.

  • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.

  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.

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

  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with NHP is preferred

This position involves physically demanding work including procedures involving pushing, pulling and lifting animals up to 50 lbs or 25 kg. Candidates with prior animal experience are strongly considered.

Please note, the position involves working outdoors and exposed to a range of weather conditions.

HOURS: Monday-Friday 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. with Holiday and weekend rotation required.

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Job Number 35669

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Colony Management

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with animals., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp.

Job Category Laboratory

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