University of Washington
 Shoreline, WA

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For“ for four consecutive years.

University Reproductive Care (URC) providers offer comprehensive care to men and women trying to conceive a child. Our unique approach to fertility involves caring for the needs of couples, as well as individuals. We are experts in treating both female and male reproductive disorders. Our expertise extends to all forms of infertility diagnosis and treatment of the couple, from advanced fertility-sparing surgery to intrauterine insemination procedures and in vitro fertilization.

Located in Seattle, the URC Laboratory at the University of Washington (UW) has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Andrologist/Embryologist.

The candidate will demonstrate excellent attention to detail and have sufficient technical skills to be trained in embryology laboratory techniques such as: gamete handling, insemination, cryopreservation, and laboratory control. In addition, the successful candidate once fully trained must be able to work independently with minimum supervision.


Regularly perform routine embryology and andrology procedures according to standard operation procedure (SOPs) such as daily preparation of culture media and dishes, gamete isolation and embryo handling.

Perform conventional IVF insemination.

Perform oocyte retrieval and fertilization checks.

Perform intracytoplasmic injection procedures.

Perform trophectoderm biopsy procedures.

Perform embryo transfer, daily morphological assessment and grading of embryos.

Engage in both quality control and quality assurance practices.

Maintain open communication regarding lab and patient care concerns with staff and providers.

Report embryology results to patients during IVF cycles.

Record and report data for research and compliance reports for various state and national organizations. Record IVF cycle results in the hospital EMR system.

Process and reconcile patient billing.

Meticulous maintenance of records.

Daily quality control check on laboratory equipment.

Regularly attend meetings pertaining to the lab.

Perform other related duties as required.


Assist the PI in carrying out complex research to contribute to the area of reproductive biology.

Use a working knowledge to solve technical or conceptual problems in order to advance research goals.

Recognize and keep up to date on new techniques or state-of-the-art principles to develop or refine current practices.

Play a team role in the acquisition of research or contract funding including the preparation of grant proposals and sub-contracts.

Responsible for meeting timeline, budgetary and reporting requirements on projects.

Disseminate research findings through scientific conferences and peer reviewed journals. Contribute in the organization of technical meetings and generation of major reports.

Develop and evaluate a variety of projects and activities that can be performed by trainees

Provide supervision and mentoring of research staff and students.

Develop relationships and collaborations both within the University of Washington as well as with external academic and commercial entities.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of technology or science or equivalent education or experience

Two year's experience in a relevant role or working in a laboratory


Experience as an embryologist, andrologist, or in the field of reproductive sciences is preferred but not required

Conditions of Employment:

Must have a flexible work schedule which will include some weekend coverage

On occasion, be available for 24/7 remote monitoring of laboratory alarm systems

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position“. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs“ page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs“ page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.