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Manager, Anatomy Lab

Burnett School of Medicine

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Manager, Anatomy Lab

  • 499068
  • Managerial / Administration
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Sep 29 2023 at 13:05 CDT
  • Burnett School of Medicine

Job Summary:

The Anatomy Lab Manager will supervise all functions associated with the procurement, preparation, and maintenance of cadavers for the Burnett School of Medicine. The Lab Manager will be responsible for lab preparation, maintenance, and safety.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Oversees the daily use of the anatomy lab.
2. Works to ensure faculty, students and authorized persons have access to the lab when needed.
3. Coordinates with faculty, course directors, continuing medical education personnel & workshop coordinators to ensure the lab schedule meets their needs and is operating smoothly.
4. Organizes, distributes, and sets up teaching and demonstration anatomical resources.
5. Manages preparation, storage, and distribution of anatomical resources.
6. Ensures lab cleanliness and organization.
7. Maintains anatomical specimens and a record system of control for anatomic materials.
8. Maintains lab safety protocols.
9. Maintains supplies & equipment in the lab.
10. Provides assistance during laboratory sessions as needed.
11. Enforces School of Medicine lab policies as well as all institutional, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations.
12. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Associate’s degree in mortuary science and four years of related experience
• Bachelor’s degree in anatomy, biology, biomedical science, or a related field, such as funeral service or forensic science, and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Anatomical or mortuary science work experience

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Excellent organizational skills.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to perform various managerial functions associated with this position.
• Ability to learn necessary federal and state rules governing cadaver procurement/maintenance.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• May require standing and walking in the lab for hours at a time
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 50 lbs. alone or more with assistance.

Work Environment:

• Work is primarily indoors and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is on an on-campus, in-person position.
• Requires safe handling of cadaveric materials.
• Requires safe handling of chemicals.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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