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Job Description

A dynamic area dealing with infertility treatments, such as in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), and other programmes. Also known as Healthcare science staff they will collect, store and fertilise eggs and sperm from patients.  Other responsibilities will include determining patients fertility levels, speaking to patients about specific treatment options, researching solutions with other medical staff, testing the suitability of the eggs and sperm collected.

Entry Requirements


To become a Reproductive Scientist you will require a degree in a relevant subject such as:

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Life Sciences
  • Biology
  • Genetics

Entry requirements for your degree course can vary but you will usually need:

  • 3 A levels at grades B or above including biology and one other science or maths subject

University course search

Once you have your degree, you can apply for a place on the graduate entry NHS Scientist Training Program for which you would require a 2:1 or first in a relevant science subject. For further information go to National School of Healthcare Science.

For further information about becoming a Reproductive Scientist visit Healthcare careers

Career Path and Progression

With further training or experience, you may be able to apply for vacancies in areas such as further specialisation, management or teaching

Required Skills

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good researching skills
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Able to manage projects effectively
  • The ability to keep records accurately
  • Attention to detail
  • Good IT skills

Salary Range

Salary would depend on your precise role and level of responsibility but typically, trainee clinical scientists would start at £31,365 and qualified clinical scientists generally range from £38,890 with further qualifications including Higher Specialist Scientist Training and experience could go up to £104,927

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