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What Embryologists Do

Embryologists are primarily concerned with studying the science of life and reproduction.

Embryologists work closely with reproductive-specialist physicians on reproductive health issues.

Those that work within a clinical setting may be responsible for testing and retrieving eggs and helping with in-vitro fertilization. These settings are often hospitals or fertility clinics.

Embryologists that work in a research setting typically conduct clinical research into improving methods of fertilization and the health of embryos.

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How to become an Embryologist
Most Embryologists complete a degree in biological sciences, health sciences or biomedicine.

After this, some pursue postgraduate studies, including masters or PhD/Doctorate. This may provide a competitive advantage when applying for more senior roles, or a role in a hospital.

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Relevant Tasks
  • Oocyte pick up
  • Sperm processing
  • Media and dish setup
  • Oocyte insemination
  • Embryo vitrification
  • Warming and embryo transfer.

Embryology requires/develops the following valuable skills

Contacting & Liaising with Patients 90%
Documentation & Report Writing 85%
Embryo Culture & Preservation 95%
Experience in IVF laboratory 95%
Embryology Procedures (e.g. egg collection) 100%
Laboratory Quality Control 85%
Operating medical instruments & equipment 100%

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