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Clinical Research Fellow

Nurture Fertility

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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Nurture Fertility

Nurture Fertility, Nottingham is part of the Fertility Partnership, which is one of the largest providers of IVF in the UK. Our clinics, our staff and our patients, benefit from the partnership and all the expertise within the group.


The Role

An exciting opportunity has come up for a Clinical Research Fellow to join our clinic on an exciting project. 

The project will include assessment of the impact of the different gonadotrophins on follicular recruitment and egg / embryo quality.


The role Clinical Research Fellow will undertake clinical research looking at the role of gonadotrophins in IVF (60%). In addition work closely with a team in all activities in the laboratory throughout the fellowship programme duration (40%).  They will also liaise with Merck and ensure deadlines are met and data collected.


The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of IVF starting with ultrasound scanning which will be an integral part of the project. Once competent to scan, they will be trained to undertake HyCoSy’s, egg collections and embryo transfers.


Job requirements

Key Reponsibilities:

  • Undertake research as directed by your supervisor
  • Day to day clinical duties *
    • Consultations (new and review)
  • Planning investigations
  • Creating treatment plans for patients
  • Monitoring assisted conception treatments
  • Perform transvaginal oocyte retrievals
  • Intrauterine inseminations
  • Embryo transfers
  • Endometrial scratch / HyCoSy procedures
  • Baseline ultrasound scans
  • Pregnancy ultrasound scans
  • Partake in the on-call work *
    • 1 in 4 weekends
  • 1 night per week
  • Other project work
    • Audit as directed by the QM
  • Develop / review SOPs

The above will be reviewed as required, in consultation with the post holder. It is offered as a guide to the key responsibilities and duties, but does not preclude other issues that may arise between reviews of performance and review of the job description.

The successful candidate will be trained in all aspects of the required clinical work.

They will be expected to provide clinical sessions and contribute to the on call commitments once trained and deemed competent.


The post holder must maintain confidentiality of information about patients, staff and other Company business in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. In circumstances where it becomes known that a member of staff has communicated such information to an unauthorised person, that staff member will be liable for dismissal. Moreover, the Data Protection Act 1998 also renders an individual liable for prosecution in the event of unauthorised disclosure of information.


Qualifications and experience


  • Medical degree recognised by the GMC.
  • An understanding of the work of related disciplines
  • An understanding of the biology and scientific evidence underpinning clinical practice (Desirable)
  • Flexible and self-motivated
  • Natural team player
  • High level of resilience
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory DBS check
Experience Required:  Applicants should have a First Class or Upper Second Class Biological Sciences degree, a postgraduate qualification in reproductive science is desirable but not essential. The ideal candidate will also possess good communication, decision making, negotiating, and problem solving skills are essential in this role.
Salary:  £35,000 - £45,000
Closing Date:  05 March 2021

Contact: Recruitment
Nurture Fertility
25 Business Park
Nottingham, United Kingdom
NG10 5QG
Informal Enquiries:
Website: https://www.nurturefertility.co.uk/about-us
Applications: Online Submission Link

Date Added: 12 January 2021    

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