The Anatomical Laboratory Manager is responsible for proactively managing the facilities, supplies, and equipment that relate to teaching activities in the anatomy department laboratories on the Downers Grove campus, which includes a gross anatomy laboratory. This individual will also work with body donor programs and/or biological supply companies to coordinate the transfer, tracking, and return of all anatomical specimens. The Anatomical Laboratory Manager will assist and help guide student activities in the gross anatomy and/or neuroanatomy laboratories. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in education. Individuals with experience in a gross anatomy laboratory, the mortuary science industry and/or management will be given preference.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Anticipating and coordinating needs related to the use of the anatomical laboratories:
Scheduling laboratory usage, coordinating laboratory access, and maintaining records of the use of gross anatomy laboratories. Ordering, receiving, returning, tracking, and keeping records of anatomical specimens, laboratory supplies, and other laboratory/anatomical materials. Setting up, maintaining, and arranging anatomical specimens (human cadavers, brains, etc.), equipment, and materials for laboratory classes, laboratory exams, and cadaver cocooning. Designing a budget, and maintaining accurate records of anatomical specimens, laboratory supplies, replacement of tools, AV equipment, other equipment, anatomical models, skeletons, formaldehyde testing, and other physical aspects of the infrastructure of the anatomy laboratories. Making and updating videos and PowerPoints on laboratory set up, laboratory safety, and cadaver cocooning. 2. Overseeing adherence to and updating safety protocols, OSHA standards, and formaldehyde testing in the laboratory.
3. Supervising and assisting the Laboratory Assistant with laboratory set up, laboratory cleaning, cadaver preparation, maintenance, laboratory exams, and cocooning duties; periodic formaldehyde testing, etc.
4. Assisting and guiding student activities in the gross anatomy and/or neuroanatomy laboratories.
5. Perform other duties related to the anatomy laboratories as assigned.
This job requires supervision of Lab Assistant(s), student teaching assistants, and work-study students.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience A Bachelor’s degree in anatomy, biological sciences, or mortuary sciences with 5-7 years of related experience or a Master’s degree in anatomy, biological sciences, or mortuary science with 2-4 years of experience required. Graduate student experience that includes prior experience in gross anatomy/neuroanatomy laboratory or the mortuary science industry is acceptable. Previous management experience preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Digital Technology Skills
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); familiarity with or ability to master education content management systems; audiovisual projection systems; digital video recording equipment; video editing software.
Intermediate skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally push and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to work near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to vibrations, toxic and caustic chemicals and fumes/airborne particles that will occasionally require use of a respirator.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).
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