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Reproductive Technologist (Glasgow)


Cheadle, United Kingdom

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HOURS:          Full Time 37.5hrs per week (maybe required to work some weekends and evenings)

Location         Glasgow (with travel to other clinics throughout the UK occasionally)

Semovo is a dedicated sperm donor bank with a network of regional clinics based in Manchester, Liverpool, London and Glasgow.  We provide the highest standards of care for our donors who help women who require donor sperm to be able to start a family.

We pride ourselves on making our donors feel valued and ensure they are given the dignity, respect and first class care they deserve. 

It is this personal approach which sets us apart and gives us our outstanding reputation for excellent care.

As an employer, we offer this same care to all of our colleagues and can offer a diverse, interesting and supportive career.  We are proud of our great working environment and loyal and dedicated team and will continue to invest to help our colleagues, donors and patients.


To be involved in all aspects of sperm donor recruitment, procurement and sales for Semovo


  • To be completely confidential in all matters pertaining to Semovo and Manchester Fertility, and adhere to the guidelines of the regulatory bodies
  • Participate in all areas of sperm donor recruitment – from enquiry, assessment leading to acceptance of sperm donors
  • Manage sperm donation from our clinic in Glasgow, with travel to other clinics e.g. Manchester.
  • Perform diagnostic semen analysis and cryopreservation of donor sperm
  • Maintain accurate laboratory and patient records using MedITEX software
  • Maintain donor sperm stock control using MedITEX software
  • Process donor sales to third party clinics and patients of third party clinics
  • Coordinate shipping, receiving and deposition of cryopreserved donated sperm
  • Perform daily and monthly quality control and validation procedures for media and equipment used in the laboratory
  • Act as Ambassador for Semovo and Manchester Fertility
  • Responsible for providing Directors with key performance indicators as required
  • Participation in Performance Management Process
  • Perform Venepuncture for screening of sperm donors

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


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
  • Able to work independently
  • Good team working skills


  • Behave in a professional and diplomatic manner at all times, respecting donor’s privacy, dignity and confidentiality
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to providing the best possible service to donors
  • Be flexible and adaptable
  • Communicate effectively with donors, patients, 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 Semovo and Manchester Fertility for their donors and patients at all times
  • Work under the supervision of Senior Managers
  • Be able to work on your own and as part of a team


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
  • Attention to detail
  • Good analytical and judgement skills
  • Good administrative and record-keeping skills
  • UK driving licence

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
  • Experience of working within the andrology field
  • Knowledge and practical experience of aseptic technique
  • Venepuncture


Education Required:  degree in Biological Science
Salary:  Negotiable depending on experience
Closing Date:  Once position is filled

Contact: Joanne Kensmil
Amelia House, 3 Oakwood Square, Cheadle Royal Business Park
Cheadle, United Kingdom
Phone: 01613002730
Informal Enquiries:
Applications: Online Submission Link

Date Added: 15 July 2021    

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