Animal Care Technician II (EPC - Lawrenceville)

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

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The Division of Animal Resources at the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full-time Animal Care Technician I 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 the proper care and welfare of the animals, the ideal candidate will be motivated, dependable, detail-oriented, and has 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 Technician II ensures the cleanliness of the facility and the maintenance of adequate supplies of food and bedding materials, including PPE. The Animal Care Technician II will work together with other technicians according to a schedule prepared by the Animal Care Supervisors. The Animal Care Technician II ensures the highest quality of laboratory animal care and research support and has good communication skills with co-workers, the management team, PIs, research staff, students, and other support services. 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.



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


  • 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 (AAALAS).
  • Experience working in a biosafety environment.
  • Demonstrated computer skills proficiency


  • Hours/Weekends/Holidays - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 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 biohazards and potentially dangerous animals.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work is normally 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.

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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