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Lancaster General Hospital

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7551 Fertility Care

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Fertility Center




Job Title: Embryologist

This position is located in Lancaster, PA

Full-time, 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks primarily dayshift with weekends/holidays dependant on workload

POSITION SUMMARY:  As a member of the Penn Medicine Fertility Care Lancaster General Health  in-vitro fertilization laboratory team, the incumbent's primary focus is to participate in the daily operation of the human IVF and andrology laboratories.  This position includes 'hands-on' involvement in clinical IVF laboratory work as directed by the Laboratory Medical Director.  This position requires a focus on patient service, maintenance of the highest technical standards and provision of the services and resources necessary to support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:  

  • Undertake embryology laboratory procedures as directed.   
  • Attention to detail with an awareness and understanding of the sensitive and confidential nature of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) treatment.
  • Complete competency in latest technologies including, but not limited to: trophetoderm biopsy, oocyte vitrification, and complex micromanipulation skills
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of reproductive biology including the male and female reproductive system
  • Must be comfortable with the physical handling of oocytes, embryos and semen including hazardous specimens
  • Management of aseptic techniques
  • Must be competent in the correct assessment and grading of oocyte, embryo and sperm morphology
  • Ability to teach and perform all micromanipulation techniques with knowledge of troubleshooting when applicable
  • Ability to maintain detailed and accurate patient logs and laboratory reports in EMR system and communicate detailed information to patients, staff and regulatory bodies
  • Develops and completes clinical research projects which are publishable,provides support for manuscript preparation and editing
  • Provides support for CAP inspection preparedness and inspections
  • Desire to obtain additional competency certification by the American Board of Bioanalysis.
  • Participate in Continuing Technical Improvement exercises.
  • Maintain technical proficiency in routine laboratory procedures.
  • Assist in the preparation of routine and ad hoc analyses of data relating to performance of the laboratory and individual technologists and to specific research projects.
  • Delivers patient/customer services seamlessly across system boundaries
  • Handles stressful patient/customer situations appropriately. Ensures patient/customer and family confidentiality, respect, safety and security.



  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a biological science 5 years of experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all routine embryology and andrology laboratory procedures including micromanipulation and biopsy of gametes and embryos.


  • Preferred Certification: American Board of Bioanalyst (ABB):TS

CAMPUS Full Time Posted on 08/12/2019