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Lab Assistant

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 20, 2024

Job Details

Job Summary

This is a part-time position in the Department of Health Sciences for a Lab Assistant in the Human Gross Anatomy Lab.

Essential Functions

Perform job duties as requested by Director of the Anatomy Lab as they relate to daily operations of the Human Gross Anatomy Lab. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Daily inspection of lab to ensure housekeeping is maintaining a clean environment including replacement of paper towels and soap in soap dispensers, emptying of trash, and cleaning of sinks and floor.
  • Maintain all anatomical specimens.
    • Making sure all specimens are covered/wrapped with wet toweling, stored on tables or in appropriate bins, and in appropriate closets or assigned refrigerators.
    • Inventory specimens and advise faculty on available specimens.
  • Maintain compliance records for emergency eyewash and emergency shower.
  • Maintain Chemical Tracker for all CNHP assigned labs.
  • Manage biological waste and sharps disposal.
  • Maintain appropriate signage in the lab.
  • Assist with:
    • Intake of bodies for embalming and storage
    • Cadaver removal
    • Supply inventory and ordering
    • Chemicals for cleaning and cadaver maintenance
    • Miscellaneous cleaning supplies
    • Office supplies for labs and exams (e.g.- pins, labels, cards/paper)
    • Maintain weekly inventory of disposable supplies, alert lab leadership of inventory needs.
  • Assist with coordination of scheduling classes in the gross lab. This includes monitoring the lab calendar and effective communication with the following programs:
    • Physical Therapy
    • Physician Assistant
    • Pathologist’s Assistant & Histotechnology
    • HSCI
    • PAFA program
  • Assist all faculty with requested teaching support, i.e.
    • Preparation of identified structures on cadavers
    • Preparation of identified structures on prepared specimens/joint preps
    • Setting out dissection gloves, googles, and models
    • Cleaning up and putting away materials used during each lab
  • Organize supplies, equipment, and teaching models/images in the morgue and supply closets.
    • Dispose of outdated equipment, expired chemicals/supplies, and broken equipment
  • Monitor cooling units and report any issues.
  • Timely disposal of all unused cadaveric material as needed.
    • Identification of material to be disposed
    • Disposal plan including a time frame for material disposal; talk with IVY Hill and Theresa Connors
    • Implementation of disposal plan
Required Qualifications
  • 1+ years of Experience
  • Applicants must have either extensive experience working in a Human Gross Anatomy Lab, working with human cadaveric specimens
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in anatomy or anthropological sciences, or other health related field with emphasis in anatomy.
Physical Demands
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Typically standing, walking
  • Lifting demands > 50lbs
  • University City – Philadelphia, PA
Additional Information

This position is classified as Non-Exempt, grade H . Compensation for this grade ranges from $17.14 - $25.71. Please note that the offered rate for this position typically aligns with the minimum to midrange of this grade, but it can vary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review.

We encourage you to explore Drexel's Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies for more details on our compensation framework.

You can also find valuable information about our benefits in the Benefits Brochure .

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Feb 20 2024 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Mar 20 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


Drexel University

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a comprehensive global R1-level research university with a unique model of experiential learning that combines academic rigor with one of the nation’s premier cooperative education programs.

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