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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist, Health Surveillance Program in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Division of Animal Resources (DAR) is a Division of the School of Medicineintegrated team of animal care specialists, administrative professionals, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, logistics deliverers, and information technology experts dedicated to the high quality and comprehensive care of research animals and to our mission of providing for the health and wellbeing everywhere by providing the finest support possible to Emory University scientists. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Learn more at


Emory University's School of Medicine: Division of Animal Resources (DAR) is seeking a Research Specialist with animal knowledge to join their Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Lab team!

The DAR Health Surveillance Program incorporates a variety of animals housed within the DAR, including mice, rats, other rodents, birds and fish. Under general supervision, the primary responsibility of the Research Specialist involves implementing the colony health surveillance program within the DAR.


  • Coordinates and collects samples as part of the surveillance program.

  • Manages data and testing schedules using Microsoft Excel and Access. Communicates health status information as needed.

  • Back-up responsibilities for other staff within the quality assurance team, including animal transfers (import/export) and quarantine.

  • Performs additional responsibilities within the DAR as required.

  • This job involves work with animals, including rodents, birds and aquatic species and possibly animal husbandry.

  • Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.

  • May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.

  • Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.

  • Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.


  • Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

  • Weekend work required in rotation.


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.


  • Animal handling and database management experience preferred.

  • Familiarity or knowledge of veterinary animal care and animal health surveillance is a plus.

  • Experience or familiarity with laboratory techniques such as tissue cultures and PCR would be a plus, but not required.

  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices.

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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Job Number 61868

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Div of Animal Resources

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with animals.

Job Category Laboratory

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta