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The WWAMI Medical Education Program provides education at MSU-Bozeman for first-year medical students in partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine. The teaching involves traditional lectures and seminars, preceptor rotations, and several laboratory classes that use anatomical dissection.

Duties and

  • Manage the Montana Body Donation (MBDP) files and correspondence.
  • Communicate with funeral homes and families regarding potential and actual donations.
  • Pick up and embalm cadavers.
  • Prepare the WWAMI anatomy teaching laboratories.
  • Complete dissections in preparation for WWAMI student labs, as required.
  • Assist in anatomy teaching for the WWAMI students regarding dissection technique and identification of structures.
  • Assist in setting up biweekly laboratory exams for the WWAMI students.
  • Arrange for acquisition of cadavers and cadaver exchanges, and use of the Permanent Anatomical Teaching Collection, with anatomical teaching programs across the state.
  • Arrange and document final disposition of donations.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties in support of the WWAMI program.

  • Required

    Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to utilize word processing, spreadsheet and database software.

    Excellent communication skills, and ability to express empathy when talking with bereaved families.

    Appropriate undergraduate coursework in chemistry and biology, specifically including anatomy and physiology, is required.

    Experience making chemical solutions and with general laboratory safety is required. Must be able to work with hazardous chemicals and biological samples.

    Experience with anatomical dissection and working with human cadavers is required.


    Driver’s license and acceptable driving record.


    Experience as a student assistant teacher (SA) or teaching assistant (TA) or instructor in human gross anatomy. Teaching experience in a dissection laboratory is preferred to experience demonstrating prosections.

    BS or MS in one of the biological sciences by May 2013.

    Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint preferred. Prior knowledge of Access database software and/or Adobe Dreamweaver would be helpful.

    The Successful
    Candidate Will

    Have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty, staff, and students; Possess excellent written and oral communication skills; Have experience communicating complex scientific information to diverse audiences; Have the ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks and in different roles; Maintain effective attention to detail, meeting deadlines, and prioritizing competing demands; Possess a commitment to health education; Take initiative and work well independently; Exercise good judgment and self-motivation; Maintain strict confidentiality of records and information.


    In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

    Screening of applications will begin on Friday, March 8, 2013 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


    To apply, please submit the following application materials:

    (1) letter of application addressing all of the above required and preferred qualifications, and

    (2) a current curriculum vita, and

    (3) the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) current professional references.

    An application packet including all of the above items as listed is highly encouraged. Missing materials and/or information may not be requested and may result in your application not being considered for the position.

    Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search #13-215" in the subject line of the email.

    Submit to:

    Montana Body Donation Program Seach Committee
    WWAMI Medical Program
    Montana State University
    PO Box 173080
    Bozeman, MT 59717-3080
    (406) 994-4411

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