Job Location: North York

Position: Embryologist
Location: 25 Sheppard Avenue West, Suite 650, Toronto, ON
Reports to: Laboratory Director or designate
Work hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Range: $70,000–$90,000 annually

About the company

Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health is the premier health centre in Canada exclusively focused on reproductive medicine and women’s health. Since 2016, we have built our reputation as the leader in innovation, education, and communication for high quality humanized fertility and reproductive care. We are known for our culture of support, effective process, and holistic approach to patient care. Each day, our efforts are geared toward making the right to family accessible to everyone. By doing what we love, sharing what we learn and celebrating success, we encourage each other to achieve and grow, and we are role models for our community.

About the position

As an Embryologist, you will perform and be fully proficient in all clinical embryological procedures, including ICSI and micromanipulation techniques, blastocyst, oocyte, and embryo vitrification, semen analysis, sperm freezing, and use of Cryotanks. Your responsibilities include keeping track and maintaining the databases associated with diagnostic and therapeutic treatment services provided; complying with Anova’s quality standards and policies; updating the registry database; conducting research; analyzing statistics; and compiling reports for the Laboratory Director. Crucially, you will share the founder’s passion for being the gold standard for successful reproductive health and fertility centres.

What we offer

  • You get to co-write the next chapter in Anova’s success story
  • You will become a subject matter expert on Anova’s services
  • You get to work for a visionary and a highly visible company
  • Tim Hortons and Starbucks within walking distance

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform all laboratory procedures associated with diagnostic and therapeutic treatment services, including semen analysis, media preparation, oocyte and embryo handling, gamete and embryo cryopreservation, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and embryo biopsy
  • Provide quality service to patients, and convey details of treatment in clear, concise, and caring manner
  • Anticipate and handle day-to-day workload and ensure that preparations and procedures are performed effectively and to highest possible standard
  • Witness procedures as required by Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to ensure correct identification of patients, gametes, and embryos
  • Comply with medical care regulations and safety standards and Anova SOPs
  • Maintain nitrogen storage vessels to ensure integrity of stored gametes and embryos
  • Clean laboratory equipment and perform maintenance as needed
  • Perform audits of all equipment to ensure correct functioning
  • Collect accurate and complete data as required by Anova and CFAS/BORN Authorities
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and security of business information
  • Assist in Andrology Service as required
  • Availability for weekend and holiday rotations

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field
  • At least two (2) years of experience working in Embryology laboratory, with track record of success in IVF and ICSI, caring for genetic material, and teamwork
  • Excellent time management, analytical, documentation, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to discuss difficult and complex topics with patients and verify that information has been understood
  • Willingness to improve skills and work as part of laboratory team
  • Thoroughness and keen attention to detail
  • Availability to work outside of regular business hours and participate in weekend and statutory holiday rotations


  • Sincere interest in helping people
  • Conscientious, punctual, and dependable
  • Friendly, calm, welcoming demeanour
  • Unfazed under pressure
  • Intellectually curious

How to apply: if you are interested in joining a growing organization that is passionate about being the international standard for successful reproductive health and fertility centres, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@anovafertility.com.

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