Animal Care Technician IV

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Yerkes National Primate Resear
YRK: Animal Care Main 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.
Job Category
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

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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, prevention, treatments, and cures, Yerkes National Primate Research Center (NPRC) is fighting diseases and improving human health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, Yerkes conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://www.yerkes.emory.edu


The Division of Animal Resources within the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full time Tech IV technician to join our team.

Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at Yerkes 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 familiar with non-human primate and rodent husbandry procedures, this is an amazing opportunity to indirectly save and change lives and make a positive impact in the science and research community.



This position is a hybrid of animal care and veterinary technician and works with a high level of independence.

  • Participates in general and specialized animal care and feeding and may administer medications and diets following veterinary protocol.
  • May provide cage-wash duties.
  • Monitors and records health and physical condition of animals.
  • May provide health observations and treatments under veterinary guidance.
  • Notifies professional personnel of conditions warranting attention.
  • Monitors and records the condition and security of research animals (may include after hours).
  • May monitor the security and maintenance of facilities, grounds, vehicles, and equipment; follows the appropriate procedures for handling intruders, trespassers, or unauthorized activities.
  • Observes the general condition of animal housing and notifies appropriate staff of the need for repairs or modifications.
  • May monitor temperature, light, humidity, and water conditions to ensure a safe and comfortable environment.
  • May provide specialized services such as breeding management, aquatic care and management, research support and training of animal resources employees.
  • May be requested to work in high containment housing areas such as the ABSL3.
  • 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 five years of animal husbandry/care experience, OR
  • Certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) and four years of animal husbandry/care, OR
  • Six years of animal husbandry/care experience.
  • In positions involving breeding management, this position will require a Bachelor's degree and one year of experience working with laboratory animals.
  • Must have a working understanding of principles of animal breeding, genetics and behavior of one or more relevant species.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • May require a valid Georgia driver's license and an insurable driving record.


• Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge of basic computer applications (i.e., zoom, Microsoft excel and Microsoft word)
• Experience with training programs and training employees
• Experience in high containment housing areas (i.e., ABSL3)



• 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
• Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks at a high containment level (i.e. ABSL3), which require following specific and specialized safety precautions.
• Work is normally performed in a typical laboratory environment
• Requires the ability to bend, kneel, and/or squat
• Requires the ability to lift up to 50lbs.


Yerkes 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, 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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