Animal Care Technician III - Division of Animal Resources (DAR)

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Div of Animal Resources
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Working in a laboratory, Working with animals.
Job Category
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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  • Oversees the daily operations of an animal care facility including the routine care of animals and maintenance of equipment.
  • Serves as a resource in the management of a particular technical specialty such as mice or primates.
  • Provides technical assistance to research and clinical medical personnel in the performance of research and emergency procedures.
  • Feeds animals and supervises the administration of special diets and medication.
  • Assists veterinarians with grooming and pre- and post-operative animal care.
  • Collects blood, urine and other required specimens from animals as requested for medical research.
  • Observes and monitors animals for signs of illness, trauma or social instability.
  • Monitors environmental conditions in animal housing facilities and inspects the condition of facilities and equipment for cleanliness and proper operation.
  • Ensures that the facility complies with federal regulations for care and maintenance of research animals.
  • Maintains daily records pertaining to animal care.
  • Complies with OSHA standards and other applicable federal and state regulations when working with hazardous chemicals, materials, animals and power equipment.
  • Follows protocol in the proper containment and disposal of biohazardous waste and contaminants.
  • Assists in training other animal care providers.
  • May act in a lead capacity in the supervisor's absence.
  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent and three years of animal husbandry/care experience OR certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and three years of animal husbandry/care experience OR five years of animal husbandry/care experience.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Positions in this classification may require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.

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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