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Medical Science Lab Assistant - 999169

Apply Now Job Number: 500719
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Anatomy
Categories: Healthcare - Clinic Administration, Medical Professionals & Technicians

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Job Title: Medical Science Lab Assistant - 999169
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Non-Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Inspects daily cadaveric specimens in the Human Anatomy teaching labs to control for mold, excessive drying and other detrimental environmental conditions.

2. Maintains anatomy and histology labs and storage areas in a clean, organized and safe condition.

3. Performs general maintenance of gross dissection laboratory, skeletons and anatomical models.

4. Signs out learning materials (skeletons, brain slices, bone boxes, etc.) to students and maintains accurate records of borrowed materials.

5. Assist in the histology labs by maintaining slide inventory, overseeing security of microscopes.

6. Observes safety precautions and wears appropriate personal protective equipment as required. Follows procedures for proper handling, labeling, storage and use of cadavers.

7. Assists in receiving and documenting of specimen inventory and the cremation of specimens following their dissection.

8. Assists with the setting up of exams.

9. Proctors college related make-up exams.

10. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 1. Knowledge of office practices and procedures (e.g., filing, answering telephones, and supply/equipment ordering).

2. Maintains a positive, professional relationship with course directors and anatomy teaching faculty.

3. Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels.

4. Ability to enter and verify information with accuracy; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

5. Ability to maintain confidential information.

6. Proactive, punctual and reliable.


1. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.

2. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils and computer keyboards.

3. May occasionally be required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

4. Must be able to life and move up to 50 pounds.

5. Exposed to certain chemical related substances to care and maintain used in cadavers and lab equipment.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: N/A
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Previous experience working in a laboratory environment.

2. Previous experience working with cadavers.

3. Previous experience working in a mortuary or funeral home.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:

To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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