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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Animal Care Technician II - Lawrenceville, GA in United States

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The Emory Primate Center is looking for an Animal Care Technician II to join their team at the Field Station located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research. The ACT II will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with team members of various units across the campus. They will work to ensure the highest standards of laboratory animal care, and to promote a safe and inclusive work culture and atmosphere.

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with laboratory animal care experience who is familiar with industry standards and care practices, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, Emory National Primate Research Center (EPC) is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, EPC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at


  • Performs routine and specialized duties associated with animal care, including feeding, medicating, cleaning, restraint and transportation.

  • Maintains adequate inventory of necessary supplies and equipment.

  • Observes animal behavior and conditions, collects specimens and provides technical assistance to research and veterinary personnel.

  • Performs minor repairs and maintains animal housing facility.

  • May train and supervise new technicians.

  • May drive utility vehicles to transport animals and supplies, ensuring safe operation, daily inspection and vehicle cleanliness.

  • 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.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent and two years of animal husbandry/care experience OR certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and two years of animal husbandry/care experience OR four years of animal husbandry/care experience.

  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Positions within this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

  • Positions in this classification may require three years of transportation and routing experience in lieu of animal husbandry/care experience.


  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

  • AALAS certification at any level.


  • Work environment is an outdoor, open campus setting. There may be significant walking as well as exposure to weather elements.

  • Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues.

  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, lift, walk, and/or squat.


  • Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, alternating weekends and Holidays.


Emory 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, health assessment, requirement of various vaccinations (including COVID-19 plus one booster if job requires hands-on contact with animals/NHP). Employment is contingent upon a clear background screening.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 131004

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Primate Center

Department EPC: Animal Care 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

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Lawrenceville

Location : Name EPC Field Station