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Registered Clinical Embryologist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Clinical Embryologist to join the IVF team at the Wolfson Fertility Centre (Imperial College Healthcare Trust) to work in our state of the art lab using the latest equipment and offering comprehensive assisted conception services.

The successful candidate will join one of the most prestigious units in the UK. The Wolfson Fertility Centre at Imperial College Healthcare Trust undertakes more than 800 IVF/ICSI cycles a year, as well PGT, embryo cryopreservation, gamete donation and surrogacy. The Unit has several active research programmes aligned with Imperial College London and is an accredited training centre for Scientists.

You should have at least 3 years' experience in clinical embryology. The successful candidate will be personable, have excellent communication skills, good verbal and written English language skills and be a strong team-player, enabling them to deal with patients directly and liaise with colleagues. Ideally the candidate should be state registered with the HCPC however, applications from final year STP students or those eligible for state registration will be considered.

The position will involve participation in the weekend/out of hours roster and would suit someone with excellent team playing skills and attention to detail.

This position is for full time fixed term (one year). Applications may close earlier once we receive a suitable number of applicants.

Main duties of the job

  • The Clinical Embryologist participates in the provision of laboratory services for assisted conception treatments, together with diagnostic andrology and cryobanking of gametes/embryos, according to all relevant professional Codes of Conduct.
  • The Clinical Embryologist maintains full and proper records in compliance with prevailing legislations, as well as participating in data analysis and audit.
  • The Clinical Embryologist must practise using effective self-management of workload, whilst working both within the embryology team and the wider ACU team. In addition to embryological duties, it is expected that the Clinical Embryologist will provide limited supervision of trainees (under the guidance of the Senior Clinical Embryologist), as well as taking responsibility for a defined area of work under the direction of the Senior Embryologist and/or Lead Embryologist.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • 1st or 2nd Class Hons Science degree or equivalent.
  • Completed suitable scientific training
  • MSc in relevant discipline
  • HCPC Registration


  • PhD



  • Postgraduate laboratory experience
  • ICSI licensed andrology skills and maintenance and audit of storage systems


  • Experience in audit, developmental and project work.
  • Research publications in a relevant field

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • All core embryology skills
  • In depth knowledge of the HF& E Act and the HFEA Code of Practise
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and manage own laboratory work.


  • Use of laboratory computing systems.

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Hammersmith Hospital


W12 0HS

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