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Embryologist, Full Time

Job Description

Job ID: 1213066
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Department of In Vitro Fertilization at Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been helping men and women with infertility and assisting them in their goal of starting or adding to their families.¿ Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first program in Missouri to achieve a birth from IVF, and since then, has seen thousands of babies conceived through IVF.¿ The department uses the most state-of-the-art micromanipulation techniques to give patients the best chance of success.¿ Our IVF lab is compliant with the FDA and SART.¿ It is CAP and CLIA accredited.


Role Purpose

Entry level embryologist with previous lab experience or experience with animal models of assisted reproduction who can perform some embryological techniques including oocyte identification/grading, semen preparation, pronuclear evaluation, embryo evaluation, embryo transfer and cryopreservation of oocytes and embryos.


  • Maintain and clean all laboratory equipment on a daily basis
  • Perform ART techniques as required including: human oocyte micromanipulation, identification of human oocytes during retrieval, denuding human oocytes, assessing fertilization status of human embryos, assisted hatching, embryo transfer, cryopreservation of human oocytes and embryos, warming of human oocytes and embryos, insemination of human oocytes, and sperm preparation.
  • Prepare media for all laboratory procedures.
  • Complete and maintain detailed paperwork for all laboratory procedures and maintain program statistics.
  • Order and stock all laboratory supplies and materials
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Physical/Life Science/related



  • No Experience

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • <2 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer