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Consultant Clinical Scientist (Embryology)

Edinburgh Fertility and Reproductive Endocrine Centre, Assisted Conception Programme

Edinburgh, Scotland


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Consultant Clinical Scientist (Embryology)

Band 8c (£63,570 - £74,710 per annum)

Reference 004036

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced embryologist to lead the reproductive medicine team at the Edinburgh Fertility and Reproductive Endocrine Centre (EFREC) in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. You will join a dynamic laboratory team covering all aspects of assisted reproduction, clinical and diagnostic andrology. You will be responsible for the day to day running of the scientific laboratories, including a newly refurbished cryostorage facility.

The Assisted Conception Programme (ACP) at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is a busy and successful unit, which currently carries out 600 cycles of IVF/ICSI annually, 450 cycles of frozen embryo transfer, surgical sperm retrieval, gamete and embryo cryopreservation; sperm, oocyte and embryo donation as well as providing preimplantation genetic diagnosis. The diagnostic andrology section carries out around 2000 diagnostic tests a year and provides a comprehensive cryopreservation programme for fertility preservation and IVF patients as well as running a successful sperm donor selection and recruitment process. The unit is also involved in a range of research projects, with close collaborative links to the Edinburgh University Centre For Reproductive Biology. This post is full time (37.5 hours) and candidates should have a degree in a Life science as well as appropriate post graduate qualifications and experience (see person specification). Extensive experience in clinical ICSI is essential and embryo biopsy experience preferable. This post requires PVG Scheme Membership/Disclosure Scotland Check.

For more information contact Dr Sue Pickering on 0131 242 2498. Email:  or Dr K. Joo Thong on 0131 242 2446 Email: .

Salary:  Band 8c (£63,570 - £74,710 per annum)
Closing Date:  Once position is filled





Contact: Dr Sue Pickering
Edinburgh Fertility and Reproductive Endocrine Centre, Assisted Conception Programme
Lothian University Hospitals NHS Division, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
Phone: 0131 242 2498
Informal Enquiries:
Applications: Online Submission Link

Date Added: 23 September 2019    



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