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Senior Embryologist in Manchester at CARE Fertility

Date Posted: 10/3/2018

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CARE Fertility Manchester

108-112 Daisy Bank Road

Manchester, M14 5QH



Senior Embryologist (State Registered)


CARE is one of the world’s leading providers of fertility treatment, genetic diagnosis and screening techniques and associated fertility preservation procedures. Our Manchester clinic offers today’s most advanced and effective procedures, some of which were developed through our own research. Our outstanding results are a reflection of our commitment to giving patients their very best chance.

We are dedicated to empowering staff, and encouraging personal development and training. We are engaged in active clinical research involving PGD/CGH, Egg Vitrification, Ovarian Stimulation and Stem Cells.

We have a world class reputation for the quality of our work in the development of new technologies in fertility, including the revolutionary CAREmaps time lapse embryo imaging with morphokinetic algorithms.

An exciting opportunity is available for a Senior Embryologist, who is State Registered, to be part of the Embryology team at CARE Manchester.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Senior Embryologist with proficiency in the range of standard embryologist duties, including ICSI, along with the ability to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues. Biopsy and time lapse imaging experience would be an advantage, but are not essential as training can be provided.

A competitive salary and benefits package is on offer.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Alison Campbell, Group Embryology Director, on 07771 745 919.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure with the DBS. For more information, or to make an application, please go to CARE’s careers page at

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th October 2018


Job Description 


1. To ensure the highest standard of patient care at all times.

2. To ensure security and confidentiality in the embryology laboratory.

3. To perform all routine embryological duties. These include; sperm preparation, semen analysis, oocyte collection, fertilisation checking, embryo grading, embryo transfer, embryo cryopreservation and embryo thawing. EmbryoScope annotations, ICSI and embryo biopsy to be performed when competency has been proven or acquired.

4. To maintain accurate records of all clinical activities performed.

5. To maintain accurate records of cryopreserved gametes and embryos.

6. To ensure accurate records of Semen Assessments are kept.

7. To assist in the organisation of embryology data collection.

8. To attend Patient Information evenings when required.

9. To attend, and participate in regular clinical and embryology meetings.

10. To assist in stock control and ordering of embryological reagents and consumables.

11. To comply with laboratory quality control procedures and policies.

12. To ensure adherence to COSHH, GLP and HFEA guidelines.

13. To be involved in overseas work where applicable and to work at other CARE units as required.

14. To be able to work flexible hours to accommodate the needs of the clinical work.

15. To participate in any research projects within the embryology laboratory if required.

16. being a trainer and mentor for more junior staff and setting a professional example at all times

17. Taking on a specific area of responsibility as assigned by the Laboratory Manager, including but not exclusive to: imports and exports, storage expiry, validation and audit


1. To comply with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s Code of Practice, the Care Standards Act 2008, the Care Standards Regulations 2010 and the Data Protection Act, with special reference to patient confidentiality.

2. To comply with the Health and Safety policies with particular reference to procedures to be followed in the event of a fire and to report all accidents and untoward incidents to the Health and Safety officer.

3. To undertake mandatory training as required, including health and safety, fire, manual handling.

4. Actively participate in CARE’s performance management processes and competency assessment processes.

5. To comply with Infection Control policies and procedures.



Job Requirements



Job Title: Senior Embryologist











  • Relevant degree in a biological science


  • STP or ACE certificate completed successfully


  • HCPC registered



  • ICSI practitioner


  • Biopsy practitioner


  • Experience in quality control





  • Working knowledge of all aspects of modern fertility treatment


  • Competence in basic IVF practice


  • Experience of time lapse imaging


  • Experience of electronic witnessing






  • Ability to work on own initiative


  • Good attention to detail


  • Proficient in Microsoft office









  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Sensitive to patient needs


  • Good communication skills, written and verbal


  • Enthusiastic and dedicated to fertility


  • Flexible to the operational needs of the clinic







  • Understanding and appreciation of patient confidentiality


  • Working knowledge of all aspects of modern fertility treatment


  • Working knowledge of the HFEA Code of Practice



  • An understanding of CQC Regulations








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