Vacancy: Anatomy Technicians (Multiple Posts) at University of Birmingham (Closed)

By 5th April 2023 May 10th, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Trainee Anatomy Technician &
Anatomy Technician

Infrastructure & Facilities

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Three exciting new opportunities have arisen for suitably qualified graduates to join our expanding Human Anatomy Unit (HAU) at the University of Birmingham.  These roles are part of a wider team of dedicated support staff who support our specialist teaching facilities.  These licenced facilities are currently located across several areas of the Medical School building and are used by a wide range of teaching programmes to train future healthcare professionals.

The HAU are looking to recruit three anatomy graduates to join our team as either Anatomy Technicians or Trainees (depending upon previous experience) as part of an established team of dedicated staff to provide support for practical anatomy teaching.  

As a trainee technician you will utilise your anatomical knowledge and will be supported by more experienced colleagues to develop an understanding of the requirements to deliver all of our undergraduate practical classes.  You will as part of our training also be supported to develop the skills necessary to receipt, prepare, embalm, and store the donors who bequeath their bodies to the HAU for Anatomical Examination.  As part of your training, you will also be encouraged and supported to prepare high-quality prosected specimens for use in our licensed teaching facilities from all regions of the human body.  You will be supported financially and academically to obtain both a Certificate and a Diploma in Anatomical Science and Technology.  Upon obtaining these qualifications your training would be considered complete and your position would be re-graded to Anatomy Technician.  We would anticipate this training period lasting between 2 to 3 years.  

As an Anatomy Technician you will utilise your anatomical knowledge to develop an understanding of the requirements to deliver our undergraduate practical classes and support our intercalated dissection-based teaching.  With a Diploma in Anatomical Science and Technology, you will already have experience of embalming cadavers, and working in a regulated environment.  Working closely with academic and technical staff you will produce high quality prosected material for use in our licensed teaching facilities.  You will also work closely with academic staff to develop new and innovative teaching support material.  You may also have the opportunity to work closely with others across the Unit to facilitate novel surgical skills training courses or work with academic staff across the College to successfully deliver Outreach/ Widening Participation/ Public Engagement events. You would also have the opportunity to engage with departmental academic scholarship.

During your time at the University of Birmingham you would strongly be encouraged and supported to obtain Professional Registration with the Science Council and/or to obtain Associate Fellowship from AdvanceHE.  Your continuing professional development beyond that will really be driven by you.

The successful applicants will be committed to continually improving and developing the service to provide an excellent experience for all users of the facility.  This role will require you to engage as part of the team to develop the anatomical teaching support provision within a stimulating experiential learning environment.  Applicants must be able to operate within a regulated environment and contribute to the statutory administrative record-keeping required by the Human Tissue Act (2004) and Health and Safety legislation.  This post will involve heavy lifting that includes moving and handling whole cadavers and cadaveric material.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Ms Natasha Russell at  These posts are offered on a permanent full-time basis (36 hours per week).  Working hours may be flexible depending upon teaching requirements.  

While these are full time roles, we would welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

To allow for graduation, we would be willing to delay the potential start date until 31st July 2023 if needed.

Anatomy Technician – Infrastructure & Facilities – 101514 – Band 500

Trainee Anatomy Technician – Infrastructure & Facilities – 101517 – Band 400