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Deputy Laboratory Manager

Thames Valley Fertility

Maidenhead, United Kingdom

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Thames Valley Fertility

We, The Fertility Partnership, are looking for brilliant minds and passionate hearts to help us shape the future of fertility health. Due to the growth of the Thames Valley clinic since opening in 2017, we have restructured and expanded the laboratory team providing some exciting senior opportunities.

We are the largest fertility service providers in Europe operating our IVF clinics and egg/sperm freezing banks in currently 6 countries. We have embarked on the mission to use technology to provide parents with a memorable best-in-class fertility journey that leads to the best outcome – starting a family!

At the Fertility Partnership, we offer all our patients the care, understanding and expertise that help to bring dreams to life. We are passionate about what we do, which reflects our commitment to creating lives and changing lives. Science research and innovation are key to how we work and have led to us pioneering fertility treatment for more than 33 years.

Thames Valley Fertility is housed in a state of the art, purpose built facility in Maidenhead and is ideally located with easy access by car, with free parking available, or public transport, with the train station a walkable distance (<40minutes from central London, on the Paddington line).

The Role

The Deputy Laboratory Manager is to provide effective day to day supervision of the embryology and andrology services (including effective rota management), the supervision and training of junior embryology staff, ensure appropriate laboratory protocols and standard operating procedures, quality management, monitoring of laboratory performance, troubleshooting and audits. In the absence of the Laboratory Manager the post holder will be expected to deputise for the duties of the Laboratory Manager.   The position is full time 37.5hrs/week and will require some weekend and out of hours work, including participation in an on-call rota. Consideration will be given to candidates looking for flexible working hours.

Key Responsibilities

The post holder’s roles include clinical liaison, non-routine clinical decision making within the embryology laboratory and responsibility for matters relating to the HFEA.  These tasks are in addition to the normal working expectations of an embryologist within the Thames Valley Fertility team.

Qualifications and experience


  • Biological science undergraduate degree
  • HCPC state registration as a clinical scientist
  • 4+ years experience in clinical embryology
  • Previous experience at senior level
  • Excellent communication, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to clearly and empathetically interact with patients at all levels of their fertility journey
  • Understanding and compliance with the HFEA code of practice


  • Postgraduate degree/qualification
  • Trophectoderm biopsy practitioner
  • Previous experience with training junior embryologists
  • Involvement in previous research projects
  • Experience with time-lapse incubation and use of prediction models
Closing Date: 

Contact: Recruitment
Thames Valley Fertility
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Applications: Online Submission Link

Date Added: 12 January 2021    

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