Position:  Senior Embryologist
Location:  Las Vegas, NV
Job Id:  308
# of Openings:  0

Prelude is a network of top-tier fertility centers across the US offering comprehensive fertility care. Whether you’re ready to build a family now or want to keep your options open for the future, Prelude meets patients where they are.
Founded in 2016 by serial entrepreneur Martín Varsavsky, Lee Equity Partners, Reproductive Biology Associates, and MyEggBank, the company was established to give men and women more reproductive choices and greater control over their biological clocks and is leading the nation in fertility and reproductive solutions. Led by CEO Susan Hertzberg, Prelude’s amazing team of men and women are here to ensure every patient’s needs are met with compassion by the industry’s most talented healthcare professionals throughout their personal journey. Nevada Fertility Institute is part of the Prelude Network.
Nevada Fertility Institute includes a 7,000 square foot fertility practice and laboratory which houses an IVF lab, an andrology lab, two procedure rooms, four exam rooms, two private pre-op rooms, as well as supporting offices and clinical spaces. The Nevada Fertility Institute and lab opening in 2017.
We are currently seeking a Senior Embryologist for our Nevada Fertility Lab. We are seeking a confident and organized professional who feels comfortable working independently. As the sole Embryologist in this lab they will be required to perform Embryology and Andrology on a regular basis. Working with an offsite HCLD the onsite Senior Embryologist will ensure that the lab is in compliance and following all SOPs in order to maximize the success of the lab. As a relatively new lab there is an opportunity in this position to be a part of the lab's growth. If you are an experienced Embryologist looking for an opportunity to operate with some independence, please reach out to us to discuss the opportunity further.
The Embryologist performs all the complex laboratory procedures required for an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle including identification and evaluation of human oocytes in follicular fluid, assessment and viability of recently fertilized oocytes, microinjection techniques such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and assisted hatching with the laser, appropriate culturing of cleaved embryos and blastocysts, grading and selecting human embryos for transfer, and the cryopreservation and thawing of cleaved embryos and blastocysts.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Performs all procedures required for IVF cycles, including medium and dish preparation, egg retrieval, sperm preparation, fertilization check, embryo evaluation, cryopreservation and thawing, transfer, ICSI and assisted hatching.  Experience with trophectoderm biopsy is preferred.
  • Performs all andrology services, including preparation of semen samples for artificial inseminations and IVF, cryopreservation of sperm, and complete sperm analysis assessed by World Health Organization (WHO) standards.
  • Performs laboratory quality control (QC), quality assessment (QA), and participates in quality improvement (QI) programs, record keeping and collection of data.
  • Participates in research on oocytes cryopreservation, oocyte maturation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis and related research.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, and in keeping with company policies, procedures and standards of patient care and initiatives toward continuous improvement at the individual and organizational level
  • Supports and actively participates in initiatives designed to improve individual and organizational performance
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in laboratory science required; master’s degree preferred
  • 3-4 years prior experience in human IVF laboratory
  • Ability to participate in a rotating schedule that includes some weekends, holidays and early morning or late afternoon hours.

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