Senior Embryologist - Lab-REI-Sunnyvale (1.0 FTE, Days)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Sunnyvale CA 94087
Req: 18118
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Sr. Gamete Biologist is responsible for performing all aspects of in vitro fertilization procedures without direct supervision. The position is composed of embryology and andrology related duties. These tasks include, but are not limited to, media preparation, egg retrieval procedures, cumulus trimming and stripping, sperm preparation for ART procedures, insemination, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), fertilization checks, embryo culture, embryo transfers, vitrification and warming of embryos, assisted hatching, trophectoderm biopsy and biopsy tubing. Some andrology procedures may have to be performed off-site.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Accurate maintenance of laboratory records, including proficiency testing, quality control, equipment maintenance, monitoring and calibration, patient test and clinical procedure records, deviations from established performance specifications and corrective actions taken.

  • Identify problems which may adversely affect patient test or procedure results, and either rectify the problem or report it to the laboratory director, scientific advisor or laboratory supervisor; Solves problems using available reference material when necessary.

  • Maintains neat, legible and complete written records of work performed and performs additional record keeping or data analysis as required or requested.

  • Participates in meeting within the clinical practice and offers suggestions and assistance.

  • Participates in research projects and publications.

  • Performance of routine laboratory maintenance; ordering and stocking laboratory supplies.

  • Performs embryology and andrology related procedures as outlined above

  • Responsible for compiling accurate data for CDC/SART reporting.

  • Responsible for performing all aspects of in vitro fertilization procedures. Performance of all the duties required in the REI/IVF laboratories.

  • Strict adherence to all established safety regulations as outlined in the Universal Precautions/Infection Control Policy.

  • Teaches and trains other personnel within the laboratory.

  • Goes to work-related discipline/field held meetings to present research and to grow professionally.

  • Helps with fellow and staff education in regards to lab procedures and research.

  • Fully trained in all aspects of embryology and andrology skills used within our laboratory as outlined above.

  • Able to research and apply new techniques within our field for the advancement of our lab.

  • Able to teach all skills used within our laboratory to staff.

  • Goes to work-related discipline/field held meetings to present research.

  • Helps with fellow and staff education in regards to lab procedures and reseach.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four (4) years in a clinical, public health, IVF, genetic or environmental laboratory setting to include at least 3 years of progressively responsible and/or supervisory experience.

License/Certification: None

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.

  • Ability to conduct analysis and formulate conclusions.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.

  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.

  • Knowledge and in-depth understanding of chemical, biological or clinical laboratory science and medical technology.

  • Knowledge and proficiency in human gamete cryopreservation.

  • Knowledge and proficiency in micromanipulation Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).

  • Knowledge and proficiency in stem cell culture and somatic cell nuclear transfer.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

  • Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $127,982.40 to $151,216.00

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.