Idaho State University: Anatomy Lab Specialist, Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Lab (TEMP), Meridian Health Science Center

Posted on March 29, 2024
Expires: June 29, 2024
Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The Anatomy Lab Specialist supports anatomy education at the Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Labs by preparing anatomical specimens, assisting with general lab operations, and providing laboratory-based instruction. The Anatomy Lab Specialist will join a diverse team of dedicated lab staff at the Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Labs (TVAPL), which is a shared resource facility that supports health science education in Southwest Idaho and the surrounding region.

This is a full-time, one year, benefited professional staff appointment, with the possibility of being considered for a permanent appointment.

Key Responsibilities

• Prepare human anatomical specimens for teaching through skilled dissection. (20%)
• Actively participate in laboratory-based teaching and outreach. (20%)
• Support surgical training events and community outreach programs. (5%)
• Assist in providing work direction and supervision, of laboratory assistants, students, and volunteers. (15%)
• Assist in recording and tracking routine lab information. (10%)
• Support general lab operations including inventory management, specimen care, and specimen tracking. (20%)
• Assist with the cleanliness and upkeep of the anatomy and physiology laboratories and other duties as assigned. (10%)

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in anatomy or a related field and at least 1 year of teaching experience.
• Human anatomical dissection experience.
• Interest in expanding skills in dissection, teaching, and/or lab operations.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and education levels.
• A high level of dependability and commitment to safe laboratory operations.
• Proficiency with computer use including common office applications.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master or Doctoral degree (PhD) in anatomy.
• Experience in lab-based teaching, preferably human anatomy.
• Experience with anatomy laboratory maintenance and care of anatomical donors.
• Experience with student or employee supervision.
• Familiarity with bioskills labs or surgical training.
• Experience with online teaching or distance education.
• Proficiency with learning management systems.
• Comfortable with and/or willing to learn laboratory-integrated instructional technology.

Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to April 22, 2024. Salary will be between $46,050 – $50,000 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Posting Number: req2160
Type: Working 12 months per year
Position: Non-classified Staff
Division: Division of Health Sciences

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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