Clinical Embryologist, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (ARUO22A)

The Aberdeen Fertility Centre provides IVF/ICSI, and frozen embryo transfer treatment and also has an extensive egg and sperm donation programme. The Centre has been providing patients in Grampian, Highland, Orkney and Shetland with a full range of fertility services for over 25 years.   The Centre has been involved in many notable Scottish achievements (first live birth following IVF treatment, first egg donation live birth, first frozen embryo live birth, first ICSI live birth, first live birth following surgical sperm retrieval and first ISO certified unit in Scotland).  

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £33,797 - £40,323
Ref No: ARUO22A
Closing Date: 09-NOV-2020


Job Description

The advertised post therefore affords the successful candidate the opportunity to join a clinic with a long-standing  history of excellence in both clinical services and research.

To contribute to the strategic direction of the Aberdeen Fertility Centre (AFC) Embryology and Andrology Laboratories, provide scientific support to the team and provide clinical embryology and andrology services within the legislation of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Act and the HFE Authority Code of Practice, whilst maintaining professional registration with the Association of Clinical Embryologists.

Applicants should have a Life science degree, and either be HCPC registered as a Clinical Scientist (Embryology) or working towards State Registration via the STP route and almost near completion. Laboratory experience should ideally include ICSI and cryopreservation techniques including vitrification.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit 

This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Relocating to a new area can be a daunting experience for any new member of staff. To help you with relocating to Aberdeen to take up your new appointment, we have compiled information which we hope will help you to get started with some of the essentials when taking up your new post.  The University will also reimburse relocation costs to a maximum of £8,000 for qualifying purposes.  For more information, please visit:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and personal statement of no more than two sides of A4, outlining your reasons for making an application.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 09 November 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Dr Elizabeth Ferguson, 01224 551974

or Mrs Alison Mctavish, 01224 554482

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Ferguson or Mrs Alison Mctavish


Please quote reference number ARUO22A on all correspondence

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