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Anatomy Lab Assistant

Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

Position Overview

Be The Difference Begins with Great People.  

Are you looking for a new opportunity where you can make the difference in the lives of students and faculty? We’re always looking for highly talented individuals to join our team – people who think big, care deeply, and believe in being the difference in their work and community.  

We prioritize student success, access to education, and service in our work to educate well-rounded servant leaders who transform their fields, our society and the world. Our Catholic, Jesuit approach emphasizes student engagement with the world around them and formation of the heart and mind.   

We believe in our mission: The search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others. These core values guide our relationships with our students, each other, and our community. 

Marquette University offers a rich and competitive Total Rewards package including medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with up to 8% company match, 5 weeks of time off to start, and tuition benefits for employees, spouses, and dependents with no payback requirement! View details of our total rewards package. 

This role primarily serves as an instructor for anatomical instruction and assists the departmental program coordinator in the management of departmental support services ranging from graduation, alumni relations, continuing education courses, and similar activities. This position will be responsible for anatomy lab instruction and related activities (prepping materials including models and/or cadavers, adhering to laboratory best practices). The position will provide these support and instruction services to all faculty and staff involved in anatomical instruction, as well support anatomy instruction occurring in special events, outreach efforts, continuing education courses, and similar programs. In addition to the primary role in the anatomy program, this position will also support academic activities supporting undergraduate and graduate students, including graduation, orientation, and outreach activities. We seek a candidate able to work as part of a diverse team and who will promote values of equity and respect, including towards anatomical donors.

This is your next opportunity to join an organization that invests in their employees’ career journey by diversifying their skills, deepening their expert knowledge, encouraging a healthy work-life balance, focusing on personal wellbeing, providing leadership training, and sustaining a culture of respect and inclusion.  


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Lab instruction (model labs, gross anatomy labs) as well as aid in the instruction of gross anatomy short courses and workshops. Direct open lab review sessions, which may occur outside normal business hours. Assist in lab set up and tear down (transitioning lab between course offerings and events, may include cleaning)
  2. Assist the department in lab outreach and admissions events including spring high school outreach program in spring, university open houses, and continuing education courses). Direct open lab review sessions, which may occur outside normal business hours. Assist the Program Coordinator with graduation, orientation, outreach planning, and administration as well as facilitate communications with BISC alumni engagement for undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Support anatomy master’s program community for cohorts including (social gatherings, assistance with social media posts and online advertising, grad student fairs, research presentation days, etc.). Assist with scheduling and coordinating anatomy-related programs (academic year and summer courses, K-12 outreach, continuing education).
  4. Manage TAs assigned to specified labs and/or review sessions
  5. Contribute during cadaver donor procurement activities
  6. Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Anatomy, Biomedical Sciences required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of related experience.
  • Advanced human anatomical knowledge and training—gross anatomy, including head, neck and neuroanatomy.
  • Ability to teach and engage with different populations of students (high school, undergraduates, master’s track students, health professional students including dental, PA, PT and OT)
  • Adaptable and willing to learn to meet the needs of different teaching philosophies and formats (many different course directors, model labs vs. gross labs, anatomy understanding levels)
  • Excellent communication and time management skills needed to coordinate staff, students, events, courses and activities.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Suite of software (Teams, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) and comfort with teaching technology.
  • Physically capable of working with cadavers and gross anatomical equipment.



It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.

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