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Embryologist

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Embryologists research and investigate the many causes of infertility through the study of an embryo, development of a foetus and human birth.


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Embryologists study the causes of infertility through the study of an embryo, development of a foetus and birth of a child. The use their experise to help patients through programmes of assisted reproduction such as IVF. They work closely with doctors and other biomedical scientists in order to treat each individual patient's condition. Their work involves the use of highly specialised and sophisticated technical equipment.

 


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As an embryologist, you will need a thorough and methodical approach to your work, a very high degree of accuracy and an enquiring mind. You must be able to plan and use practical experiments and you must be able to present your findings in a clear and articulate manner. You need good communication skills for working in a team.


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Organisation: Association of Clinical Embryologists
  Address: 24 Muirfield Drive, Astley, Manchester M29 7QJ
  Tel: + 44 1942 886828
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Organisation: Academy of Medical Laboratory Science (ALMS)
  Address: 31 Old Kilmainham, Dublin 8
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Organisation: National Centre for Medical Genetics
  Address: Our Lady's Children's hospital, Crumlin, Dublin 12
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