Veterinary Technician II (Lawrenceville Field Station)

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Emory Primate Center
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
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
EPC Field Station

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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, 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 Veterinary Medicine within the Emory National Primate Research Center Field Station (Lawrenceville, GA) at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Veterinary Technician II 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.


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 research experience who is able to perform veterinary technical skills and animal care, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community. 


The ideal candidate should be motivated, dependable, 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 lab members and center members. The Veterinary Technician II will work to ensure the highest quality of veterinary care and laboratory research support, and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PI’s, research staff, students, and other support services.



  • 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.


  • High School diploma or equivalent with three years of experience as a veterinary technician OR High school diploma or equivalent and four years of experiences as an animal care technician OR Graduation from a two-year veterinary technician program and one year of veterinary technician experience.


  • Must have basic veterinary technical skills.
  • Strongly prefer a licensed veterinary technician with work experience in a veterinary hospital or research facility.
  • Position is most suitable for a veterinary technician that can learn and implement new skills and competently work in a high-paced environment.
  • The Veterinary Technician II may assist in training veterinary residents, veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and/or animal care technicians.
  • Additional duties include assisting in capture or restraint of animals and related responsibilities as required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.


  • This job is located at the Emory Primate Center Field Station in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
  • The work schedule is Monday – Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm. Weekend and Holidays required on a rotating schedule with coworkers.
  • This position includes an indoor and outdoor work environment that may require working in inclement weather conditions.
  • Work environment will require learning about new animal species and species-typical behavior in order to accurately assess health conditions.
  • 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, and/or squat and lift up to 50lbs
  • 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, requirement of various vaccinations, and health assessment. 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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