Full timeSenior Embryologist

Madrid, SpainEmbryology

Gameto is seeking a Senior Embryologist and lead the embryology team working on a preclinical development of Fertilo to be part of a dynamic, dedicated, and growing team.

About You:

You are a senior leader in the Embryology space that is keen to interface your expertise in embryology with novel technologies for stem cell engineering to solve ambitious fertility challenges. You are excited to work at the intersection of multiple biological disciplines and lead the design of preclinical & clinical experiments that could lead to creation of new protocols in assisted reproduction. You enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced, outcome oriented, creative and diverse group of people, leveraging your expertise and on-the-job learning to push innovation & tight timelines in the project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In this role, the Senior Embryologist will be responsible for overseeing all clinical operations of the Embryology Laboratory on a daily basis: team of reproductive scientists and embryologists in New York, Madrid & collaborate with embryology and lab directors at external study sites in Peru and across the USA and globally.
  • Formulate new stimulation and oocyte extraction assisted reproduction protocols for diverse patient groups that could leverage our Fertilo biologic in order to improve patient experience and improve yields / success rates in IVF.
  • Engage in business development and corporate strategy of the Fertilo biologic, a new mechanism of action egg maturation drug with the executive team & business development team.
  • Develop experimental design for junior team members to execute.
  • Have a deep understanding of highly complex assisted reproductive techniques, including but
    not limited to: oocyte retrievals, embryo transfer, fertilization and embryo assessment, embryo cryopreservation, oocyte denuding, embryo thawing, semen preparation for IVF and intrauterine insemination, semen analysis, etc in order to aid in development of our Fertilo biologic.
  • Formulate laboratory policies and protocols and communicate with the executive preclinical & clinical study progress.
  • Formulate new stimulation and oocyte extraction assisted reproduction protocols for diverse patient groups that could leverage our Fertilo biologic in order to improve patient experience and improve yields / success rates in IVF.
  • Lead the laboratory quality assurance and quality control programs to ensure they satisfy requirements and meet industry standards as established by qualified outside agencies
  • Identify and anticipate safety and health concerns and hazards by surveying environmental, operational, and occupational conditions; render opinions on new equipment and procedures; and, recommend preventative programs, as needed
  • Oversee preventative maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques, and guiding employees in basic maintenance procedures to ensure the safe and proper operation of equipment
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, retention, training and supervision of embryology, clinical and laboratory personnel to ensure the delivery of the highest quality embryology services.
  • Spend significant time overseeing clinical teams in Madrid and New York and travel at regular intervals between the 2 sites.
  • Provide clear guidance & participate in clear write up of results, data analysis, critical appraisal and further protocol optimization. Prepare manuscripts for publication and presentation at academic conferences and leading industry events.
  • Handle other duties, as needed

Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience a Human Embryology & Assisted Reproduction
  • Ph. D. in a Biological, Chemical, Clinical Laboratory, and/or other Life Sciences Disciple or a
    Medical Degree (equivalent).
  • Proficient in the following areas: QC Procedures, Culture Dish Preparation, Sperm Preparation,
    TESE/MESA Preparation, Oocyte Retrieval, Oocyte Grading, Cryopreservation, Embryo Thaw,
    Fertilization Assessment, Embryo Assessment; Embryo Transfer, ICSI, and Assisted Hatching.
  • Extensive knowledge of stimulation protocols, clinical care and full patient journey of assisted
    reproduction.
  • Experience in a Leadership and/or Supervisory role managing a multidisciplinary team.
  • Previous experience in experimental design and clinical product development ideally in an
    industry setting.
  • Aptitude to make appropriate judgements about the clinical significance of Laboratory Data.
  • Knowledge and experience with the strategies of Laboratory Management and Human Resources
    Management.
  • Extensive professional network in the field of assisted reproduction and all key stakeholders.

About Gameto

Gameto is a new breed of a biotechnology company in female reproductive health. We are using cell engineering to develop novel therapeutics for infertility and other diseases of the female reproductive system. Gameto raised $40 million and is currently in preclinical development of a biologic Fertilo with leading fertility clinics in the USA, Spain and Latin America. We are headquartered in New York City, USA and have an office in Madrid, Spain. Gameto is led by physician turned entrepreneur, Dina Radenkovic, and a serial entrepreneur & leader in the fertility space, Martin Varsavsky, founder of Prelude Network, largest proprietary fertility clinics chain in the USA.

Our team is mission-driven, kind, collaborative and authentic. We are determined to rewrite history and use scientific breakthroughs to create products people love. We believe that great results are best delivered by a highly mathematically organized yet simultaneously creative group working together like a synchronous clock.

Read about Gameto in TechCrunch, Endpoints, Forbes, and Longevity Technology.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company; we do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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