Instructor-Lab Manager (Anatomy)

Job Description
Instructor- Lab Manager – 22536

School of Medicine, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Position Number: 00787592

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Nature of Work:

This position manages the anatomy labs and supports the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the State Anatomical Board. Overall duties include maintenance of prosections, ordering and maintenance of supplies for courses, scheduling of anatomy laboratories, and some instruction.

Professional Field: Anatomy Education

Examples of Work Performed:

Management and scheduling of anatomy lab spaces and resources on the 5th Floor of Ed1. This includes scheduling, organization, setup, and clean-up the 4 main cadaver labs, the east lab, bone room, and simulation room for the following course-users:
MD (Plains, Alpine & Bootcamp integrated sessions)
IDPT6025 (Anatomy Autopsy Elective)
CHAPA (1st yr course)
DPT (1st & 2nd yr courses)
Dental (2nd yr course)
Modern Human Anatomy (1st yr course)
Anesthesiology (Residents, Acute Pain Service)
Other courses within the SOM and SDM

Management of anatomy lab spaces and resources by non-course users and student interest groups:
Clinical demos (e.g., OBGYN, ORTHO, Suture clinic)
Special projects (e.g., MHA graduate student research projects or independent study projects)
Outreach and student interest groups (e.g., AHEC, HAPS, HOSA, WELCOME Program, lab tours)

Management of other anatomy-related activities for outside groups

Collection, organization, inventory, and storage of cadaveric organs and skulls that are used to supplement lab experiences (>184 bone boxes, skeletons, bone room collection, ~35 plastinated specimens and ~250 wet specimens). This will also soon include coordination and re-use of specialized prosections across courses/programs.

Scheduling, coordination, and management of the paid student workers completing for MD, Dental and MHA programs, and directly contribute to prosection efforts for these programs.

Purchasing and organization of tools and other supplies required for prosections.
Maintenance of prosections and management of student workers assisting with this task (e.g., applying wetting solution) to ensure preservation for courses.

Occasional teaching in cadaver-based laboratory sessions, organizing and facilitating review sessions, laboratory tutoring, assistance with course exams, care and maintenance of pro-sections on an as-needed basis.

Management of other anatomy-related activities for SOM and SDM programs.

Coordination and direction of SAB staff to meet campus program anatomy needs
Serve as liaison for coordination of anatomy needs/resources between State Anatomical Board, Modern Human Anatomy Program, Hospital autopsy, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, PT, PA, and other programs on campus.

Purchasing and maintaining supplies and equipment (PPE, solutions, buckets, tools), and assurance of proper use of anatomy lab spaces and resources to meet the needs of the SAB staff.

Coordinate and participate in the turnover of labs (including cadaveric donors) between courses.

Assist embalming technician with preparing for the transport of cadaveric donors to other institutions.

Oversee workers providing custodial services for the lab and personally perform light custodial work in the SAB labs and other facilities when necessary.

Supervision Received: The lab manager will report directly to the Secretary Treasurer of the State Anatomical Board.

Supervision Exercised: The instructor will not supervise other employees.

Salary and Benefits:
The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $50,000 to $80,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree
Previous experience teaching in a cadaver dissection-based human anatomy course.
Demonstrated experience in human cadaver dissection.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of human anatomy and the workings of an anatomical sciences laboratory.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience teaching and dissecting all regions of human anatomy (back, extremities, trunk, head and neck).
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Previous experience with management and organizational skills
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.


Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are accepted until October 1st 2021.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 22536

When applying, applicants must include:
A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
A current Resume/CV
The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.
Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: U0001 — DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS – 20091 – SOM-Cell and Devopmental Bio

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 24, 2021

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Position Number: 00787592