Submitted: 22 July 2020
Department: College of Medicine
Institution: Central Michigan University
Job type: Staff
Apply by: 31 December 2020
Application URL:


The Laboratory Coordinator reports to the Anatomy Director and is responsible for day-to-day operations, security, and safety of the human anatomy laboratories for the College of Medicine and the College of Health Professions in support of the Anatomy Director.

*Job is open until filled*


Bachelor’s degree; preferably in anatomy, biology, anthropology, physiology or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience that equates to four years. Experience related to cadaver laboratory management in an educational environment. Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task and set priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service. Demonstrated high professional and ethical standards. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.


Experience as a lab assistant in a veterinary office or funeral home. A willingness to learn necessary federal and state rules governing cadaver procurement/maintenance.


Procures and maintains cadavers for the anatomy labs in the College of Medicine and the College of Health Professions. Ensures the effective daily operations of the laboratories, which include, but are not limited to: preservation of human specimens, maintaining of model collections, mold control, ordering laboratory supplies and maintain budget and set-up of teaching laboratory sessions in both labs. Ensures adherence to appropriate policies and state and federal environmental regulations. Delivers excellent customer service to all constituents including students, faculty and support departments. Establishes and maintains appropriate records. Interfaces with other campus offices as required. Works collaboratively with others. Works with representatives from public and private entities related to regulations and safety in cooperation with the Faculty. Demonstrates commitment to diversity by working to develop a culture of inclusion and mutual respect. Performs other duties as assigned.


$16.64 - $25.64


You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position. Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee. REQ'D DOCUMENTS: CV/Resume, Cover Letter, List of References

*CMU CMED encourages applicants from historically underrepresented populations, veterans, women, and other minority groups to apply. *


The CMU College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class in the summer of 2013. The innovative medical school curriculum is designed to prepare students for practice in mid- to northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, with particular attention to primary care needs in the region. The program is housed in a new facility with advanced technology for teaching. For more information, visit College’s website.


Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 18 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.


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