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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Veterinary Technician II - Field Station (Lawrenceville, GA) in United States

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The Veterinary Medicine Division within the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a veterinary technician to join our team. Our work consists of assisting the veterinarians in diagnostic and preventative procedures or treatment of animals. Job responsibilities will also include working with colony management and assisting investigators in data collection or reporting. The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable and detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and passion for research. The Veterinary Technician II will be a team player who is willing to learn on the job and collaborate with other department and center members. The veterinary Technician II will work to ensure the highest quality of veterinary care and laboratory research support.

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 veterinary technical experience who is familiar with nonhuman primates or laboratory animal medicine 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


  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must meet at least one of the following criteria to be considered for this position.

  • High School diploma or equivalent and three years of experience as a veterinary technician.

  • High school diploma or equivalent and four years of experience as an animal care technician.

  • Graduate from a two year veterinary technician program and one year of veterinary technician experience.


  • Must have basic veterinary technical skills.

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

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

  • Team oriented with excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.


  • This job is located at the EPC Field Station in Lawrenceville, GA.

  • Work environment involves working with biohazardous blood and tissues and hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

  • Work is normally performed in a veterinary clinic and in outdoor work environments that may require working in inclement weather.

  • Additional duties include assisting in capture and/or restraint of animals and related responsibilities as required.

  • The Veterinary Technician II may assist in training of veterinary residents, veterinary students, veterinary technician students and animal care technicians.

  • Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat, and lift 50 lbs.

  • A valid driver’s license and insurable driving record may be necessary.


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 122340

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory Primate Center

Department EPC: 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

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Lawrenceville

Location : Name EPC Field Station