Senior Embryologist

Job title: Senior Embryologist

Job reference number: EMB002

Full time/ part time: 2x Full time, 37.5 hours per week (flexible working/ reduced hours considered)

Salary: Commensurate with experience – enquiries welcome

Vacancy closing date: Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Who are we?

Established in 2010, Complete Fertility joined the family of Virtus Health fertility clinics in 2018, the fourth largest global provider of IVF services.  At Complete, we pride ourselves on our close-knit and supportive team, development and training opportunities, research opportunities and our drive to improve results and care for our patients. Virtus Health’s Scientific Director is Prof. David Gardner, and we have a close collaboration with colleagues across the Virtus network, in Australia, Singapore, Denmark and Ireland.

We are searching for two Senior Embryologists (one maternity backfill and one additional post), to join our team in Southampton, where we perform over 600 fresh cycles of IVF/ ICSI each year and over 250 frozen cycles, plus a full range of ART services.


Who are you?

Our Senior Embryologists play a key role in the success of our Centre, conducting a full range of embryology and andrology procedures to a high standard, all the while keeping patients and colleagues informed about their treatment.

Candidates should be highly motivated in the pursuit of excellence and have a good knowledge of the HFEA Code of Practice. The ideal candidate would be HCPC registered or eligible to apply, ICSI proficient and able to demonstrate previous experience of quality management, training and leadership responsibilities. The post holder will be required participate in the on call and weekend rota.

In addition, the successful candidate will be/ have:

  • An excellent communicator
  • Organised and able to work under pressure
  • Versatile and flexible
  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Strong initiative and problem solving
  • Ability to lead by example and positively influence others


Imagine if we get together…

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person.  Complete Fertility is a dynamic and growing business with some exciting projects and opportunities underway. Together with our colleagues across the Virtus Health network, we are world leaders in research and innovation, with amazing opportunities for personal development and for collaboration and sharing knowledge and ideas across continents.

Essential qualifications

  • BSc or higher degree in biological science or other relevant subject
  • ACE Certificate, STP or equivalent
  • HCPC registered Clinical Embryologist, or eligible to apply

Essential experience

  • At least 4 years’ experience in all aspects of clinical embryology
  • ICSI proficient
  • Previous quality management, training and leadership responsibilities

Our culture

We are a team with a clear purpose: we work together to continuously improve the care and services we provide.  We see a future where everyone in the community has the opportunity to complete their family.  Patient care, scientific and clinical leadership and a passion for making a difference to people’s lives is always at the forefront of our minds.  Collaboration, agility and the curiosity to investigate new ideas is how we will continue to grow as a market leader. 

Contact details

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Victoria Ryder, Laboratory Manager.  Informal enquiries, which will remain confidential, are also welcome.  Full job description and person specification available on request. Email Victoria here