Dedicated to discovering causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of disease, the Emory National Primate Research Center (EPC) is improving human and animal health and lives worldwide. One of seven NPRCs funded by the NIH, EPC conducts studies that make breakthrough discoveries possible. Learn more at http://enprc.emory.edu
The Nutritional and Reproductive Medicine Lab within the Emory National Primate Research Center at Emory University is currently seeking a full-time Assistant Academic Research Scientist, interested in nonhuman primate feeding, social, and breeding behavior. This position will contribute primarily to an NIH-funded study aimed to develop new methodology for social health surveillance and efficient reproductive management strategies for our specific pathogen-free rhesus macaque breeding colony. The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary research team of veterinary scientists, behaviorists, and data scientists. Using formal behavioral observational methods, this position will record and analyze feeding behavior as well as social and sexual dyadic interactions between nonhuman primates living in large outdoor enclosures at the EPC Field Station (Lawrenceville, GA). As such, the selected candidate should be able to conduct intensive behavioral observations (4+ hours per day, up to 4 days per week) in an outdoor setting and achieve inter-observer reliabilities on 2 social groups, each housing up to 80 adult monkeys. Primary job responsibilities will also include tasks related to data management, statistical analysis, and scientific writing; thus, this position is a great opportunity for early career scientists. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, detail-oriented, able to work independently, and have a positive attitude and passion for research. The Nutritional and Reproductive Medicine Lab is led by Dr. Kelly Ethun, DVM, Ph.D., DACLAM.
Collaborate. Innovate. Serve. These three simple words capture what we do at EPC to help advance science and improve the health and well-being of humans and non-human primates. If you are someone with prior animal experience with an interest in nonhuman primate feeding behavior and/or social group management, this is an amazing opportunity for you to make a positive impact on the physical and social health of captive nonhuman primates bred for biomedical research.