Embryologist Job Description

Embryologist Job Description

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Embryologist provides technical expertise in the human embryology lab.

Embryologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepares and submits regulatory reporting requirements to the FDA, CDC, CLIA and COLA
Ensure maintenance of Quality Assurance program
Performs daily QC procedures
Collects, analyzes and/or prepares oocytes & sperm for insemination and ICSI
Assesses fertilization and zygote quality following insemination
Performs embryo biopsy
Maintains all IVF equipment including incubators, isolettes, microscopes, CO2 tanks, and liquid nitrogen tanks
Arranges cryopreservation and thawing of embryos at varying stages of development
Mentors Assisted Reproductive Technologists in the techniques and administrative requirements of the laboratory
Quality Control- Monitors equipment reagents, media, and work environment by following quality control guidelines

Embryologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Embryologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: TS, GS, ABB

Education for Embryologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the embryologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Biological Sciences, Biology, Science, Biological Science, Sciences, Education, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Communication, Physics

Skills for Embryologist

Desired skills for embryologist include:

Computer applications
Database application
Spreadsheet design
CAP
CLIA
Quality assurance
Quality control and process improvements
Data management and documentation methods used in Embryology
CDC
FDA

Desired experience for embryologist includes:

Able to manage changes
Exemplifies Interpersonal Savvy and Integrity
Proficient in computer skills (Microsoft Office products, word processing, excel)
Bachelor’s Degree in chemical, physical or biological sciences required
Minimum two (2) years previous IVF experience and a minimum of one (1) year experience in micromanipulation techniques required
Minimum two (2) years of experience supporting an IVF lab

Embryologist Examples

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Embryologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of embryologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for embryologist
  • Advanced procedures – Senior level embryologists are expected to monitor the status of patient consent compliance chart documentation
  • Advanced procedures – Senior level embryologist is expected to have demonstrated the appropriate skill level to work independently at specific procedures referenced above
  • Basic Procedures – Cryopreservation and thawing of embryos at varying stages of development (includes subsequent culture and assessment of thawed embryos)
  • Participate in data management projects at the direction of the Director
  • Collection and preparation of oocytes for insemination (involves oocyte microscopic identification, cleaning, distribution in dishes and insemination)
  • Analysis and preparation of sperm specimen for insemination or for ICSI – intracytoplasmic sperm injection (includes analysis and processing of fresh and cryopreserved semen specimens the processing of fresh and cryopreserved specimens surgically obtained by epididymal aspiration or testis biopsy)
  • Assessment of fertilization and zygote quality following insemination>- Daily assessment/grading and handling of embryos through Day 6 of in vitro culture
  • Cryopreservation and thawing of embryos at varying stages of development (includes subsequent culture and assessment of thawed embryos)
  • Preparation of fresh and thawed embryos for intrauterine transfer (involves loading of catheter for transfer and assessing catheter for retained embryos performing micromanipulation procedure assisted hatching when required)
  • Arranging for the discard of fresh and cryopreserved specimens or arranging for transfer of discarded tissues for research purposes
Qualifications for embryologist
  • Comprehensive training & experience in all aspects of ART clinical lab technologies, tissue culture, Andrology, semen analysis, egg retrieval, assessment, and transfer, sperm and embryo cryopreservation and micromanipulation
  • Must have demonstrated ability to make independent judgment, prioritize work under varied and urgent conditions, maintain accurate lab data, clearly understand and respond to test results, and communicate effectively with physicians, nurses and other IVF center staff
  • Skills with automated equipment maintenance and troubleshooting with computerized lab information systems
  • Must meet quality, accuracy and productively expectations of the department, while maintaining confidentiality and a safe work environment
  • Must communicate well in English and exhibit effective interpersonal skills that demonstrate care and concern while dealing efficiently and courteously with patients, customers, staff and providers
  • Strong working knowledge of research methodology/research study design, hypothesis testing and qualitative data interpretation and application
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Embryologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an embryologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for embryologist
  • Performing ancillary procedures required to control for and improve the quality of services provided by the laboratory (include the preparation and labeling of media and tissue culture materials, media and supply testing, equipment monitoring)
  • Contribute valuable judgments to the laboratory and physician team in reference to the status and appropriateness of clinical sperm, egg and embryo specimens
  • Discuss embryologic or laboratory issues with patients, physicians or other concerned individuals or providers
  • Perform other procedures as may become available due to advances in technology and change in practice
  • Advanced procedures – Senior embryologist is expected to have demonstrated the appropriate skill level to work independently at specific procedures referenced above
  • Advanced procedures – Senior embryologists are expected to monitor the status of patient consent compliance chart documentation
  • Regular QC and QA activities according to IVF schedule
  • Preparation of the media, reagents, supplies and charts for ART
  • Recordkeeping, computer data entry and generating reports
  • Participates the outcome data collection (SART report) and entry under the supervision of the director or supervisor
Qualifications for embryologist
  • Excellent writing and verbal presentation skills the ability to successfully interact with medical professionals at all levels are required
  • Work is primarily independent in that it is performed without appreciable day-to-day direction
  • Able to create flow charts, chart review instruments, design questionnaires, interpret data
  • Must be able to provide weekend and holiday coverage as needed
  • Minimum four (4) years of experience supporting an IVF lab
  • Experience in embryo biopsy for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
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Embryologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an embryologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for embryologist
  • Assist in the execution of daily technical activities within the lab routine
  • Proficiently execute all aspects of embryo production and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of all applicable SOPS
  • Assist the Lab Coordinator with the implementation of new or modified techniques, test procedures and ensure successful implementation to increase accuracy of data and successful rates of embryo production
  • Provide guidance to Lab Assistant and Prep Tech to ensure the logistical planning of technical operations, equipment maintenance, and scheduled order and distribution of raw materials (occytes, semen, media) and end products (embryos)
  • Generate data for key performance indicators
  • Oversee and calibrate and maintain key lab equipment such as incubators, autoclave, lab hoods, centrifuge, nitrogen tanks and microscopes
  • Accurately capture and relay all relevant data collection during routine laboratory procedures into relevant databases/notebooks
  • Maintain sanitation and sterilization protocol for all materials and equipment used within embryo production processes
  • Assist in developing an outreach program at various cancer centers for cryopreservation of gametes
  • Assist with the implementation of laboratory protocols
Qualifications for embryologist
  • Valid Board-Certified Technical Supervisor license in Embryology (TS)
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience supporting an IVF lab OR one (1) year post-graduate laboratory experience with a distinguished track record in supporting a laboratory in a related field
  • Preferred two (2) years of experience supporting an IVF lab
  • Comprehensive training & experience in most aspects of ART clinical lab technologies, tissue culture, Andrology, semen analysis, egg retrieval, assessment, and transfer, sperm and embryo cryopreservation and micromanipulation
  • BS degree in Biology and five to seven years relevant experience, and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Must be able to follow strict protocols without deviation
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Embryologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an embryologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for embryologist
  • Ensure maintenance of laboratory quality control
  • Function independently performing Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Assisted Hatching (AH), with proven success
  • Participate in an orientation program for the development of nurses pertaining to embryology/andrology
  • Participate in clinical research, program committees and seminars
  • Participate in the clinical management of patients with particular emphasis on embryology technology
  • Provide technical expertise in the human embryology lab
  • Provide technical information to non-laboratory staff members
  • Responsible for the development of a Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis Program ( PGD), including training other embryologist in embryo biopsies and fixing cells
  • Responsible for the preparation of MESA/TESE sperm for ICSI, to ensure the optimal sample possible
  • Performs Embryo Culture Lab services involving highly complex procedures in the manipulation, micromanipulation and preparation of human gametes and embryos
Qualifications for embryologist
  • Commitment to high quality patient care and research
  • Must be organized and have acute attention to detail
  • Two years of lab research
  • Competent in all IVF techniques
  • BS degree in Biology and 5-10 years relevant experience and/or equivalent experience/training
  • Is responsible for making decisions on the acceptability of specimens for processing and on whether the QC for each procedure is acceptable for the validation of each test
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Embryologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an embryologist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for embryologist
  • Identifies oocytes and assesses their quality (after 3 to 6 months training)
  • Manipulates oocytes for insemination (after 3 months training)
  • Manipulates embryos for transfer, cryopreservation and/or thaw (after 6 to 12 months training)
  • Assists the Lab Supervisor in ensuring optimal, cost-effective delivery of Embryo Culture Lab services
  • May perform phlebotomy services
  • Performs andrology evaluations including preparation of sperm for procedures
  • Support physicians, embryologists and other clinical teams
  • Conduct advanced micromanipulation (ICSI, embryo biopsy)
  • Complete and maintain detailed paperwork for all laboratory procedures
  • Daily and weekly quality control monitoring of laboratory products, equipment and procedures
Qualifications for embryologist
  • Recognized research (publications and presentations) in the field of assisted reproduction is preferred
  • Experience in all aspects of the Embryology Laboratory, including IVF, ICSI, AH, and Cryopreservation of embryos and gametes
  • Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences or equivalent relevant experience required
  • Previous experience in micromanipulation, tissue culture, sterile techniques and egg iteration required
  • Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Biomedicine or related field required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant embryo experience

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