Anatomy Technician

Job description

Anatomy Technician

Date Posted: 04/05/2021
Req ID: 3142
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Division of Anatomy
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

Home to over 40 departments and institutes, the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine lies at the heart of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and is a global leader in ground-breaking research and education, spanning clinical medicine, basic science and the rehabilitation sciences sectors.

Your opportunity:

The Division of Anatomy in the Department of Surgery, does world-class research and innovativeteaching. The Division has research strengths in regenerative medicine, neuroscience and clinical anatomy incorporating the latest technologies and methodologies to address the fundamental biology of cells and systems. Our foundational anatomical and science teaching is focused on excellence and innovation. Over 3000 students participate in our programs each year from undergraduate, graduate and health care professional programs. We have exceptional state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that offer handson learning opportunities using human cadaveric specimens generously donated to our Willed Body Program, which is one of the largest body donation programs in Canada. Overall, the robust research and teaching in the Division offers an outstanding opportunity to train students in the critical understanding of body structure and function.

The role of Anatomy Technician supports both the operation and maintenance of the Anatomical Specimen Facility in the Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery. Serving as a an anatomy resource, you will assist with the preparation and maintenance of teaching labs and examinations, provide detailed explanations for medical students in the laboratory setting and using virtual platforms, and maintain and instructat the anatomy satellite facility at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • In collaboration with staff and course instructors and according to course schedules, setting up and maintaining teaching labs and aiding in the set-up of examinations
  • Demonstrating human anatomy to students and/or employees using anatomical specimens
  • Providing instruction on lab protocols and procedures to students and staff
  • Ensuring the safe handling of human material, specialized equipment and materials
  • Maintaining inventory of anatomical collections, chemicals and/or apparatus within the Division
  • Applying established standards when cleaning lab, rooms and equipment
  • This position will require travel between St. George and UTM campuses

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Science Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience. Master of Science degree is considered an asset.
  • Minimum two years of related experience providing instruction relating to human anatomy
  • Experience supporting professional programs in anatomical studies
  • Experience with prosection preparation, dissection and plastination of anatomical specimens
  • Strong knowledge of human anatomy, neuroanatomy and embalming procedures
  • Must have strong attention to detail in dissection
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Accurate record keeping skills
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to lift 100lbs occasionally and 20lbs frequently

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience with Articulate software suite is an asset

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Articulate
  • Approachable
  • Meticulous
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

This is a one year term position

Closing Date: 04/26/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 09 -- $58,242 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $74,482. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Facilities/Ancilliary Services
Recruiter: Aarthiga Sivakumar

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time