Embryologist - Reproductive Endocrinology

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Shift: Day
Hours: Varied Hours

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is seeking a talented embryologist to join our team! 

We provide an exceptional benefits package including benefits beginning day one and several time off programs to help our employees enjoy a positive life/work balance! 

This is a stimulating work environment with an organization that supports career development and encourages advanced education through tuition benefit programs. 

Our embryologist will work with all aspects of Andrology works, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and other programs of assisted reproduction. This includes working with human or animal gametes i.e. sperm, eggs and embryos. Duties include; semen analysis, oocyte retrieval, semen preparations for IVF and IUI, monitoring of embryo development, embryo and sperm cryopreservation, and micromanipulation procedures for ICSI and assisted hatching. Embryo biopsy is preferable but not required. Weekend rotations are required. The embryologist selected for this critical opportunity, will assist the IVF Lab director in the development and implementation of testing methods, techniques and procedures for laboratory application; set up and evaluate laboratory equipment and make recommendations accordingly; standardize laboratory solutions and develop reagents used in diagnostic work. The embryologist will leverage his or her analytical skills by prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions, as well as reviewing charts for patient cycles and entering outcomes for each cycling patient. 

As a member of a cross-functional team, our embryologist will report directly to the IVF Lab Director who will serve as liaison with physicians and related clinic personnel. Provide technical guidance and instruction to technicians, OB/GYN residents, students and other interested personnel in laboratory techniques. The embryologist will also assist with OR procedures including retrievals and embryo transfer: identification, isolation, preparation and culture of gametes for IVF, cryopreservation, and thawing. 


Bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, biochemistry or other related scientific field plus (3) years of clinical/research experience in a cell culture Laboratory required. 


Experience in an In Vitro Fertilization laboratory preferred. Micromanipulation experience preferred. Responsibility and time flexibility due to weekend rotation. Ability to work as part of a laboratory team and excellent hand-eye coordination. 


Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. It also includes Penn State Health Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, PA, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine. 

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, martial status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained