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Located in Seattle at UWMC’s Roosevelt Clinic, the University Reproductive Care (URC) Laboratory is part of the URC clinical team and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division at UWMC. The URC team offers patient-centered, comprehensive care to individuals and couples trying to conceive a child or preserve their fertility. We are experts in treating both female and male reproductive disorders. Our expertise spans all forms of evidence-based infertility diagnostics and therapeutics, from advanced fertility-sparing surgery to intrauterine insemination procedures and in vitro fertilization.
The URC Laboratory is excited to announce an outstanding opportunity to fill an open full-time Andrologist/Embryologist (Research Scientist 2) position on the team.
The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate excellent attention to detail and have sufficient technical skills to be trained in embryology laboratory techniques such as: gamete handling, insemination, cryopreservation, immunoassays, and laboratory quality control procedures. Once fully trained, the successful candidate must be able to work independently with minimum supervision. Additionally, the candidate must be a flexible team player with exceptional communication skills and compassion.
CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES •Perform routine embryology and andrology procedures according to standard operation procedure (SOPs) such as daily preparation of culture media and dishes, gamete isolation and embryo handling •Perform conventional IVF insemination and intracytoplasmic injection procedures •Perform oocyte and fertilization checks •Perform immunoassays for patient hormone monitoring •Perform trophectoderm biopsy procedures •Prior to embryo transfer or freezing, perform daily morphological assessment and grading of embryos •Engage in both quality control and quality assurance practices •Recognize and stay current on new techniques or state-of-the-art principles to develop or refine current practices •Maintain open communication regarding lab and patient care concerns with staff and providers •Report embryology results using an EMR to patients during IVF cycles •Record and report data for research and compliance reports for various state and national organizations. Record IVF cycle results in the hospital EMR system •Process and reconcile patient billing •Meticulously maintain records •Perform quality control checks on laboratory equipment •Regularly attend meetings pertaining to the lab •Perform other related duties as required
RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITIES •Assist the PI and other researchers in carrying out research objectives to contribute to knowledge in reproductive biology •Use a working knowledge to solve technical or conceptual problems in order to advance research goals •May include the opportunity to present research findings through scientific conferences/technical meetings and contribute to peer reviewed journals •Assist in preparation of reports, papers, presentations, new proposals •Contribute to positive co-worker and investigator relationships through efficient interaction on projects
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of technology or science or equivalent education or experience.
Two years’ experience in a relevant role or working in a laboratory.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS Experience as an embryologist, andrologist, or other technologist in the field of reproductive science.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT Must have a flexible work schedule which will include some weekend coverage.
On occasion, embryologist must be available for 24/7 remote monitoring of laboratory alarm systems.
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