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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Animal Care Trainee - Field Station - Lawrenceville, GA in United States

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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 http://enprc.emory.edu

The Division of Animal Resources at the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Animal Care Trainee to join our dedicated Animal Care team located in Lawrenceville, GA to assist with husbandry and activities related to the daily operations of the NHP. Observing all established guidelines for proper care and welfare of the animals, the ideal candidate will be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, have a positive attitude and compassion for both animals and people. This is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.

The Animal Care Trainee ensure the cleanliness of the facility and the maintenance of adequate supplies of food and bedding materials, including PPE and provides the highest quality of laboratory animal care and research support with applying good communication skills to co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services. The Animal Care Trainee will work together with other technicians according to a schedule that is prepared by the Animal Care Supervisors. This position reports directly to the Animal Care Supervisor. This position is considered essential and requires some weekend and holiday work as part of a rotating schedule.


  • Operates cage washers and ensures that equipment is in proper working order.

  • May assist in the collection of blood, urine and feces from animals for medical research.

  • 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.


  • The ability to read and write and to lift up to 75 pounds.

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


  • Demonstrated outstanding working habits, including the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in an animal research environment requiring continuous contact with animals.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand established guidelines for humane care and welfare of laboratory animals as described by AAALAC.

  • Working knowledge of hygiene principles, vivarium safety protocols and basic animal husbandry.

  • Certifications issued by the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

  • Experience working in a biosafety environment.

  • Demonstrated computer skills proficiency.


  • Hours/Weekends/Holidays: 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday through Friday alternating weekends and Holidays.

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

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

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

  • Some work may be performed in a typical laboratory environment.

  • Requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. as well as move/push heavy racks a short distance.

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


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 129070

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 human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with nonhuman primates (nhp), nhp tissue, body fluids or equipment contaminated by nhp., Working with radioactive materials or devices.

Job Category Laboratory

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Lawrenceville

Location : Name EPC Field Station