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Reproductive Technologist


Cheadle, United Kingdom

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Semovo is a leading UK sperm bank, employing talented scientists and laboratory specialists who play an invaluable role in enabling women to realise their dream of starting a family.

Working with altruistic donors, we are proud to be the only sperm bank in the UK to have a network of clinics across Northern England, including Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Wigan, and Glasgow. 

At Semovo, we prioritise the well-being of our donors, ensuring they feel appreciated and respected throughout their journey with us. Our commitment to providing unparalleled care sets us apart, earning us an excellent reputation with donors. 

As an employer, we extend this same level of care to all our colleagues, offering a diverse, exciting, and supportive career. We take pride in our exceptional workplace culture, characterised by a loyal and dedicated team. We are committed to ongoing investment to support the growth and well-being of our colleagues and donors alike.

HOURS: Full Time Monday – Friday 37.5hrs per week (flexible hours), (may be required to work some weekends)

Location         Based in Manchester and Glasgow

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 adhere to the guidelines of the regulatory bodies
  • Participate in all areas of sperm donor recruitment – from enquiry, assessment leading to acceptance and ongoing screening of sperm donors
  • Based in Manchester but be the primary person responsible for management of sperm donation at our Glasgow satellite clinic.  Regular travel to the clinic required with all expenses paid.
  • Manage sperm donation from our satellite clinics in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, and Wigan on a rotational basis
  • 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 equipment used in the laboratory
  • Act as Ambassador for Semovo 
  • Providing the team with key performance indicators as required
  • Participation in Performance Management Process
  • Perform Venepuncture for screening of sperm donors – full training provided



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
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Must be conscientious and work diligently with attention to detail


 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, customers, colleagues and other outside parties at all times
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Act in the best interests of Semovo for their donors at all times
  • Work under the supervision of Senior Staff and Managers
  • Be able to work on your own and as part of a team


 Essential Requirements:

  • Degree in Biological Sciences
  • UK driving license (a provisional license holder cannot be considered)
  • 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

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of working in a regulated laboratory environment with quality assurance
  • Knowledge and practical experience of aseptic technique

This job description is not a definitive or exhaustive list of responsibilities but incorporates the key framework of responsibilities and duties of the post holder




Experience Required:  UK driving license (a provisional license holder cannot be considered)
Education Required:  Degree in Biological Sciences
Salary:  Dependent on experience
Closing Date:  Once position is filled

Contact: Joanne Kensmil
Amelia House, 3 Oakwood Square
Cheadle, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Informal Enquiries: [email protected]

Date Added: 09 July 2024    

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