Position Offered: Reproductive Technologist

Manchester Fertility, Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester Fertility is one of the UK's most experienced IVF clinics. Based in Cheadle, Cheshire in a modern, state-of-the-art clinic, we have been helping people to have families for over 30 years. We offer a full range of fertility treatments and testing, and have the largest donor bank in the North of England.


 To be involved in all aspects of the daily running of the Andrology Laboratory


 To be completely confidential in all matters pertaining to Manchester Fertility and Semovo, and adhere to the guidelines of the regulatory bodies

  • Assist in the daily clinical (laboratory work) and administrative activities within the Andrology laboratory and office
  • Perform diagnostic semen analysis, sperm preparation and cryopreservation
  • Assist in the provision of Semovo’s donor sperm bank service
  • Participate in the weekend rota as required
  • Maintain accurate laboratory and patient records (paper records and MedITEX software)
  • Perform laboratory witnessing duties
  • Perform and witness sperm donor bookings
  • Assist in the cleaning of the Andrology and IVF laboratory
  • Contribute to laboratory functions including equipment monitoring, quality assurance, auditing, ordering and acquisition of equipment and stock, data input and record keeping
  • To accept further training as required for job fulfillment and personal development
  • Participation in Manchester Fertility’s Performance Management Process
  • Any other duties that the role requires as deemed appropriate by Manchester Fertility or Semovo

 This is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. The job holder may be required to perform

additional duties depending on the requirements of Manchester Fertility and Semovo.


Broad scientific knowledge, as demonstrated by a degree in Biological Science


  • Excellent laboratory skills
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to manage own time and prioritise workload
  • Good team working skills 


  • Behave in a professional and diplomatic manner at all times, respecting patient and donor privacy, dignity and confidentiality
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to providing the best possible service
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Communicate effectively with patients, donors, colleagues and other outside parties by sharing, listening and exchanging knowledge and information at all times
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Act in the best interests of Manchester Fertility and Semovo for their patients and donors at all times
  • Work under the supervision of the Team Leader and other Senior Team members


Essential Requirements:

  • Degree in Biological Sciences
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working in a laboratory
  • Good physical dexterity with excellent hand-eye co-ordination and manipulation skills
  • Computer literacy including experience with the use of databases and spreadsheets
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Good analytical and judgement skills
  • Good administrative and record-keeping skills

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge of current regulations and legislation, including the HFEA Code of Practice
  • Experience of working in a regulated laboratory environment with quality assurance
  • Knowledge and practical experience of aseptic technique
  • Experience of working within the andrology field
Salary:  Salary Dependant on experience

Contact:  Joanne Kensmil
Manchester Fertility
Cheadle Royal Business Park
Manchester, , United Kingdom
Website: www.manchesterfertility.com

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