Clinical embryologists are scientists who work in fertility treatment and reproductive research. They perform routine diagnostic services and therapeutic embryological procedures, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), at hospitals and clinics. They communicate with patients about specific treatment options regarding fertility and research infertility solutions with other medical, nursing, counselling and administrative staff.
Duties & responsibilities:
- Having knowledge about the fertility levels of patients.
- Receiving the collected eggs and sperm (gametes) from patients for processing;
- Maintaining viability of gametes, tissues and embryos during processing;
- Micromanipulation and testing of suitability of each gamete;
- Preparation of gametes and the environment for IVF and facilitation of fertilization;
- Using assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to help with infertility;
- Preservation of gametes and embryos for future use;
- Embryo culture and cryopreservation; Monitoring embryo development;
- Embryo selection for transfer to recipient women, research or other intended use and the implantation of embryos into reproductive organs;
- Monitoring and maintaining cryobanks.
- Maintaining an understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, infertility and ART;
- Having knowledge of and complying with quality control, ethical issues, and regulations surrounding gamete and embryo handling;
- Care and maintenance of equipment; record keeping.
Qualifications & Experience:
- Preferably a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology.
- Certificate must be equalized from the Saudi Council for Medical Specialties. And Saudi Council License is a must.
- Minimum of at least five (3) years of experience in special In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) laboratory. Provided that He/she has made independently at least one hundred cycles in his/her unit.
- Excellent written and spoken English.