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The Lister Fertility Clinic
The Lister Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Date Added: 14 March 2017
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Begin a career with HCA Healthcare UK – world’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016.

The Lister Fertility Clinic, based at The Lister Hospital, is widely recognised as one of the leading fertility centres in the UK. Since opening in 1988, it has maintained its reputation as being one of the most successful IVF clinics in the country.  

Under the leadership of our clinical director, Mr Hossam Abdalla, FROG, who is at the forefront of new developments in the field of infertility, we pride ourselves on consistently high success rates whilst still being able to assist couples whose fertility treatment has been unsuccessful elsewhere or who may have been declined treatment elsewhere.

Drawing upon our experience of treating over 2,000 couples per year, together with the invaluable support provided by our satellite fertility clinics, our experienced team of doctors, nurses, embryologists and counsellors are committed to providing you with a holistic and considered approach to investigating and treating a wide spectrum of fertility problems.

We currently have two 12 month fixed-term contract positions available to cover maternity (one full time position and one part time position).

As Embryologist you will be responsible for performing all aspects of the routine embryology service offered by the Fertility Unit, talking patients through the process and ensuring that they receive the best service possible. You will also process routine laboratory administration, ensuring the correct policies and procedures are followed. 

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is circa £40,000 and will be dependent upon skills and experience.

We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA UK facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days’ holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation package if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.

Duties & responsibilities 

  • Attendance in theatre for egg collections and for identification and grading of eggs.
  • Prepare sperm from fresh or frozen semen for all IVF and ICSI treatments and intrauterine inseminations - freeze semen samples when required.
  • Insemination of eggs, embryo identifications, inspection and selection for transfer.
  • Embryo and/or tissue cryopreservation and storage, subsequent thawing and transfer.
  • Adhere to strict quality control procedures in the laboratory, including regular monitoring of equipment and the environment and maintenance of a high standard of cleanliness.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records or all gametes and embryos in accordance with HFEA code of practice and local protocols.
  • Responsible for the implementation of Health and Safety at Work regulations in all aspects of laboratory work.
  • Responsible for ensuring safe and proper handling of gametes and embryos while in his/her care.
  • Ensure the safety of cryopreserved sperm and embryos at all times by regularly checking levels of liquid nitrogen in the cryopreservation storage tank(s).
  • Participate in the multi-disciplinary aspects of the team’s work including taking telephone calls and enquiries.


About the individual 

As the successful candidate you will be personable and professional, with a passion for delivering customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience, finding it easy to build rapport with people from different cultural backgrounds. You will also be able to work effectively under pressure, able to organise and multi-task and also work well within a team. We can consider overseas applicants for this role.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity or to apply, please send through your details and we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you!




Experience Required:  You will have experience of clinical ICSI.
Education Required:  For this role you will hold a BSc in Life Science and be ACE certified.
Salary:  circa £40,000
Closing Date:  10 April 2017
Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Contact:  Laura Hammond
The Lister Fertility Clinic
The Lister Hospital
London, , United Kingdom

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