The Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) is a major biomedical research institution with two campuses: the 25 acre Main Station on the Emory University Atlanta Campus and a 117 acre Field Station campus in Lawrenceville, GA. The position will primarily be based at the Main Station on the Emory University campus but will work with personnel at both locations.
The individual will provide Human Resources services to approximately 500+ faculty, staff, students and external collaborators who participate in research at the Center and requires strong interpersonal skills and flexibility. Will work closely with Yerkes Business and Finance Administration, Information Technology, Animal Resources, Public Affairs and Research Divisions at the Center.
In addition, will work with the International Student and Scholar Services office in relation to initiating and processing visas for international employees and collaborators. He/she will coordinate with the Office of Equity and Inclusion to provide relevant programs for the faculty and staff at Yerkes; will also work with Office of General Counsel with regard to MOUs and Liability Agreements required for personnel at the Center; will be expected to develop innovative programs to support diversity and inclusion efforts and improve employee engagement.
The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of the human resources issues related to faculty and staff supported primarily on extramural research funding. He/she will be a team player who will engage fully with dynamic and active units within the Center. The ideal candidate should have familiarity with staffing clinical and laboratory operations and any concomitant employee relations matters. He/she must be able to diffuse situations in a calm and reassuring manner. The person in this position will represent Yerkes on campus committees and initiatives.
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