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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Supervisor of Veterinary Technicians in Atlanta, Georgia

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Dedicated to discovering causes, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Yerkes to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with supervisor veterinary care experience, and love working with animals this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.


The Division of Animal Resources at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a highly motivated, highly skilled, qualified, full time Supervisor of Veterinary Technicians to join our team at our Field Station in Lawrenceville, GA. The center maintains a colony of more than 3,000 monkeys (macaques, mangabeys and squirrel monkeys) and nearly 10,000 rodents (mice, rats and voles) for use in behavioral and biomedical research and breeding programs. The Division of Animal Resources is responsible for all aspects of animal care and management and provides both service and collaborative research support to internal and external investigators.

The ideal candidate should have solid technical skills, sound judgment, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and with a team are required. The candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, and passionate for the clinical care of research animals. As the supervisor, the qualified candidate will manage a team of 6-8 veterinary technicians and will report directly to the Assistant Director for Animal Resources, Field Station. We are looking for a candidate with a positive attitude who is willing to work hard and is comfortable working in a flexible, fast-paced environment. The Supervisor, Veterinary Technician will work to ensure the highest quality of animal care and welfare in support of biomedical research, and has excellent communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.


  • Participates in protocol design, coordination of research projects, or specialized area of technical service.

  • Plan, schedules, and performs a variety of medical treatments, research procedures, data collection, and surgeries on research and laboratory animals under the general direction of the veterinarians or research personnel.

  • Assesses need for veterinary interventions.

  • Manages veterinary technicians and supervises hiring, training, and personnel reviews.

  • Supervises staff by orienting, training and providing ongoing performance feedback.

  • Demonstrates and trains others in the techniques and use of equipment.

  • Ensures the preparation of operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.

  • Observes animals for signs of illness, trauma, or social instability and reports abnormalities to the appropriate veterinary staff.

  • Monitors the administration of special diets and medication. Recommends new equipment and supply purchases.

  • Investigates equipment malfunctions and schedules maintenance/repair.

  • Keeps abreast of safety procedures and monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances.

  • In conjunction with the veterinarians, ensures that the facility complies with federal animal and research regulations.

  • Manages project related information systems and databases including data collection, coding, storage and analysis.

  • Serves as project liaison to other departments, outside organizations, government agencies and product representatives.

  • Assists investigators and research personnel with publication of findings.

  • Collects and analyzes results of studies and provides interpretation of results.

  • 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.

  • Employees of this classification must be available for weekend and evening work and be available for emergency response.

  • Certification at LATG level preferred.


  • Two years of occupational specific training from a college or university or an associate's degree in biology or related field, and eight years of veterinary technical experience with a minimum of five years in a laboratory animal settingOR

  • A bachelor's degree in science or related field and six years veterinary technical experience, with a minimum of five years in a laboratory animal setting.OR

  • Certification at the LATg level by AALAS may be substituted for the educational requirement but requires five years veterinary technical experience.OR

  • Veterinary technical certification by the Georgia licensing board may substitute for the educational requirement but requires six years veterinary technical experience with three years in the laboratory animal setting in which at least one year which is in a supervisory role.

  • A valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.


  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to work with diverse team

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Solid critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional veterinary technician skills

  • Passion for learning and teaching/training team members, visiting students, and new employees

  • Responsible, honest, reliable, hard worker

  • Previous experience in laboratory animal medicine and working with nonhuman primates

  • Must enjoy working in an outdoor environment.


  • Located at the Yerkes Field Station in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • The work schedule will be Monday-Friday 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (rotating weekend and Holiday required); Occasional after-hours work may be required.

  • Work may be physically demanding and include procedures that involve pushing, pulling, and lifting animals up to 50 lbs or 25 kg.

  • This position has an indoor/outdoor work environment that may require working in inclement weather conditions.

  • This position also requires exposure to biohazards and potentially dangerous animals.

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


Yerkes NPRC in conjunction with Emory University conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which may include an INA and criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, drug screening, and health assessment. Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 68776

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Yerkes National Primate Resear

Department YRK: Vet Med Field Station

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

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta