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Lead Animal Behavior Management Specialist

Hiring Organization:
Emory University: Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Date Posted:

Position Description:

Participates in an integrated program of animal care and environmental enrichment with enrichment, animal care, and veterinary staff members.
Responsible for ordering supplies needed for enrichment program.
Organizes and performs technical duties, such as the preparation, maintenance and distribution of enrichment materials, devices and equipment.
Oversees and performs assembly, repair, and distribution of foraging devices, puzzles, and other objects for animals to eat, manipulate and explore.
Maintains inventory of supplies.
Designs, develops and tests enrichment techniques, new ideas for enhancing captive environments, and interventions in terms of practicality, use by animals, and efficacy for improving behavior.
Designs, develops and tests enrichment techniques, new ideas for enhancing captive environments, and interventions in terms of practicality, use by animals, and efficacy for improving behavior.
Determines potential nonhuman primate social partners, completes social introductions, monitors progress and makes decisions about outcomes of introductions.
Monitors social interactions of group-living nonhuman primates. Designs, develops and implements specific animal training procedures that employ behavioral modification techniques.
Identifies animals that are in need of specialized therapy for observed behavioral problems.
Coordinates documentation of enrichment procedures and generates written and numeric progress reports on the behavioral management program.
Assists in conducting behavioral research that evaluates environmental enrichment.
Collects observational data for enrichment studies.
Assists in planning and scheduling research procedures.
Records results of studies, compiles and analyzes data, and prepares charts and graphs.
Uses independent judgment in applying or adapting scientific techniques.
May assist in research protocol design.
Demonstrates and trains others in proper research techniques and use of equipment.
Troubleshoots and performs routine repair and maintenance of equipment.
Reviews literature for related research developments and techniques and compiles findings.
Indoor and outdoor work environment, exposure to biohazards and potentially dangerous animals.
Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

This position is located at the Yerkes Main Station on Emory University campus Atlanta, GA.


Bachelor's degree in relevant field such as Biology, Psychology, Zoology, Anthropology, or Wildlife Management.
At least two years of experience in enrichment and/or behavioral research.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with a wide variety of personnel.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Must gain or attempt to gain LAT Certification through AALAS within one year of beginning this position.
The ability to lift up to 45 pounds.


Minimum Salary: $36,900 annually
Mid-Point Salary: $49,000 annually
Medical Health Benefits offered Day-One!
We also offer competitive 403(b) matching up to 9%!
Vacation and Sick time accrual begins with the first month of employment, and we offer annual roll-over of up to 80 hours vacation and 80 hours of sick time per year.
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Term of Appointment:
Full-Time Permanent position

Application Deadline:
ASAP - will hire as soon as qualified applicant is identified and successfully completes the interview and pre-employment processes!

Great atmosphere with an experienced, accepting team of professionals located on the beautiful campus of Emory University in Atlanta, GA! Apply today!

Contact Information:
Ashlyn Maguire
1599 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322


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