Provides technical support for the delivery and maintenance of cadaver anatomy labs for the science department. Coordinates the activities of temporary student lab technicians for the dissection of cadaver specimens for the delivery of instructional content in anatomy classes under the direction of the department head and lead instructor faculty. Additional duties include support of science activities and day-to-day functions.
Essential Job Functions:
- Coordinate cadaver transfers with OSU-CHS Body Donor Program.
- Dissection and maintenance of human cadavers and the lab environment.
- Maintain a safe working environment in cadaver labs by monitoring formalin levels and appropriate collection and disposal of biological specimens. Any hazards are to be reported to the lead instructor and the department head.
- Interview and select nominees for temporary student anatomy lab technicians.
- Coordination and supervision of student anatomy lab technicians for the fulfillment of open lab and dissection schedules.
- Communicate with the Anatomy Lead Instructor on the timing of lab dissections and pacing of course.
- Maintains an accurate inventory of anatomy lab models, equipment, chemicals, and supplies.
- Purchasing and maintaining order records for science department supplies. Will include p-card statement preparation and other responsibilities.
- Track budget spending and communicate monthly spending with department head.
- Assist science faculty in the preparation of materials for science classes, as needed.
- Completes all mandatory training and participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Resume and Cover Letter required for full consideration
Associates degree in related field or relevant experience.
- Experience with human and/or mammalian dissection.
- Experience with general lab safety and best practices.
- Experience with budgets and ordering.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Dissection of biological specimens.
- Adapt and apply laboratory methods and procedures.
- Ability to follow general safety standards for laboratory environments.
- Maintenance of budgets.
- Purchasing and inventory.
- Work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to communicate diplomatically, clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing to exchange information, give/receive instructions and respond to inquiries appropriately.
- Strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to a multicultural environment in an effort to work and communicate effectively with all students, faculty, staff and community partners.
- High degree of initiative to work independently and also collaborate in a team environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of office technologies including but not limited to: office computers, fax machines, scanners, internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
- Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU-OKC and OSU brand with positivity and professionalism.
- Demonstrated history of ethical and professional behavior.
Bachelor's degree in biological sciences with 4 credit hours of gross human anatomy class or relevant work experience with dissection of biological specimens.
- Laboratory environment. Exposure to chemicals (specifically, formalin), potential biological hazards, and repetitive activities common to science labs, such as cutting and pipetting.
- Position may require up to 30% of the work week be performed outside of regular hours.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include some evenings and weekends in an often times busy and noisy environment.
- Work will be performed in an office environment with a significant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone, via email, and various communication platforms.
- Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting up to 25 lbs. (If an object weights more than 45 lbs., OSU-Oklahoma City requires this to be a two-person lift) unassisted, bending, standing, repetitive motions, climbing or walking.
- Duties require extensive use of computers, telephone and other office equipment.
- Must be able to handle and safely dispose of chemicals, solutions, biohazardous material, and any other hazardous materials common to the science lab.
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.
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