Job ID: 140945
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 27, 2022
Work Schedule: Day Shift
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
OB-GYN IVF Laboratory
The position's primary focus is to participate in daily operations and provide a competent skill set for all aspects of human embryology. This position includes 'hands on' involvement in clinical IVF laboratory work and coordination of projects as directed by the Laboratory Director. The candidate will be expected to be a leader in the embryology laboratory and maintain CLIA and CAP standards regarding quality control/ quality management, procedural guidelines and day-to-day management of the IVF laboratory. There may be an expectation to participate in CAP preparation and peer inspections. This position is for a fully trained human embryologist and the expectation is for the individual to take ownership of projects and participate in department conferences and provide feedback for optimizing patient care in the laboratory. The Senior Embryology position responsibilities will include all embryology procedures, QA documentation, QC reporting, and associated administrative duties. The candidate will have a working knowledge of SART, embryo biopsy and egg vitrification and thaw experience. This position will require weekend and holiday rotations.
Exhibits attention to detail with awareness and understanding of the sensitive and confidential nature of infertility and ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) treatments. • Complies with HIPPA privacy regulations. • Performs clerical tasks diligently and follows established protocols and laboratory guidelines. • Enters data into computer databases and other software programs meticulously. • Maintains detailed and accurate patient logs and laboratory reports. • Communicates detailed information to patients, staff and regulatory bodies. • Performs laboratory ordering and stocking. • Follows aseptic techniques. • Demonstrates basic knowledge of reproductive biology including the male and female reproductive system. • Must be comfortable with the physical handling of oocytes, embryos and semen including potentially contaminated, hazardous (i.e. infectious) biological specimens. • Processes semen samples for IVF and other ART procedures. • Demonstrates competence in the correct assessment, count and grading of oocytes, embryos and sperm. • Identifies and isolates oocytes/eggs during retrievals. • Performs conventional insemination • Performs embryo transfers • Performs embryo freezing and thawing. • Identifies sperm from testicular and epididymal procedures (TESE/MESA) and freezes the sample. • Competently and independently performs micromanipulation of eggs and sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and of embryos for assisted hatching (AH). • Competently and independently freezes and warms oocytes/eggs. • Identifies and trouble shoots laboratory issues. • Performs ICSI using extremely poor quality sperm, including sperm from surgically aspirated or extracted tissue. • Competently and independently performs embryo biopsies. • Covers weekends and holidays independently. • Trains and supervises new staff and identifies breaches in protocols. • Takes ownership of large clinical projects. • May pursue American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) certification. • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedure.
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Science degree in biology or a related field and 5+ years- Minimum of 5 years of clinical embryology experience, required. Specialized experience/training in Human IVF, required.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.