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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Veterinary 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.We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

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 veterinary care experience, like working outdoors, 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 veterinary technician to join our team at our Field Station in the position of Veterinary Technician II. This position requires solid technical skills, sound judgment, excellent communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to work both independently and with a team are required. This position also requires working outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and skill in recognizing the appearance of abnormal health conditions and providing basic veterinary care to animals, especially nonhuman primates, used in biomedical research. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Animal Resources, Field Station.


  • Under general supervision, assists the veterinarians and researchers in surgery and radiology, animal care, treatments, and diagnostic and preventative procedures.

  • Maintains medical records and inventory.

  • Provides non-surgical technical assistance to researchers as directed.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent AND three years of experience as a veterinary technician


  • A high school diploma or equivalent AND four years of experience as an animal care technician.


  • Graduation from a two year veterinary technician program AND one year of veterinary technician experience.


  • Basic veterinary technical skills preferred.

  • Strongly prefer a licensed veterinary technician with work experience in a veterinary hospital.

  • Experience with anesthesia monitoring in the OR is ideal.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and team-oriented approach are essential.

  • Position is most suitable for a veterinary technician that can learn and implement new skills and competently work in a high-paced environment.

  • Can stay calm and productive during a medical crisis.

  • Able to work effectively with multiple veterinarians.

  • Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to handle them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.


  • 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 67095

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 Briarcliff Campus

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