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(Archived) Bovine IVF Embryologist

Last Updated: 2/04/23

Job Description

Job Title: Bovine IVF Embryologist

Company: Vytelle

Reporting to: Field Embryologist Manager

Direct Reports: None

Location: Albany, New York; travel required

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Status: Full-time exempt


We are a global precision livestock company reshaping how cattle producers worldwide unlock animal performance. Our portfolio includes world class Bovine phenotypic and genotypic data capture system via Vytelle SENSE and Vytelle INSIGHT which enables producers to accurately select desired traits to continually product elite progeny, coupled with Vytelle ADVANCE In Vitro Fertilization Service, which enhances the speed at which genetic improvement can be made.


The Bovine IVF Embryologist is an integral part of our global team to help bring certainty to genetic progress in livestock. The Embryologist will work alongside team members to perform all duties associated with embryo production, data entry, and communication while adhering to all laboratory standard operating procedures.


  • Complete Vytelle’s specialized training program designed to prepare team members for fieldwork at our satellite locations for oocyte collection and in the IVF lab. This will require paid travel to one of our training facilities.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a fast-pace environment while adhering to standard operating procedures (SOPs), processing directives, production standards, policies, health and safety directives and regulations.
  • Maintain flexibility for working hours as IVF processes are time-dependent, includes some weekend work.


  • Travel to satellite locations with Vytelle veterinarians- may include overnight travel.
  • Prepare, maintain, and plan collection-related tasks and equipment; adhere to standard collection workflow.
  • Conduct oocyte quality assessment at collection; identify and report any anomalies detected during collections.
  • Enter collection data electronically and produce daily collection reports.
  • Collaborate with veterinarians and satellite managers to provide superior customer service as a representative of Vytelle. Assist with maintaining integrity of media
  • Collection and semen processing data
  • Record and communicate oocyte collection
  • Maintain accurate labeling and traceability of media and embryo production
  • Role Model Behaviors - Engage, enable empower and act on:

Vytelle’s Core Values

Leadership: Inspire and serve and seek the best in each other

Endurance: Pacesetter, takes action and realizes results

Pioneer: Infinitely curious, catalyst and listens for ideas

Love: Contagious passion for customers and our purpose

Ability to adopt and adhere to Vytelle’s Foundation: The Common Thread of Integrity, Respect and Trust

In addition to:

Teamwork: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the Company. Set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance the Company’s effectiveness.

Team Member Orientation: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of team members to meet or exceed their expectations.

Direction and Decision making: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interests of the Company. Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions are timely and in the best interests of the Company.


  • Flexibility with workdays; IVF processes are time dependent and may include some weekend work.
  • Ability to learn and follow specific techniques
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Quality driven
  • Excellent manual dexterity and visual acuity
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Highly skilled communicator and relationship-builder
  • Strong communication skills: Quality, Brevity, Clarity
  • Risk tolerance and ability to deal with ambiguity
  • “Figure It Out” skills
  • Bias for execution
  • Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions
  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust
  • Ability to work under pressure and plan personal workload
  • Ability to translate highly technical processes/products into practical customer
  • solutions
  • Balance between critical review and positive mindset
  • An appreciation of and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different cultures


  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field of study
  • Industry knowledge and a strong passion for IVF and/or eagerness to learn and commit.
  • Previous laboratory experience in an academic and/or professional setting
  • Knowledge of oocyte, sperm and embryo biology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to details and technicalities
  • Excellent organizational and technical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and multi-tasking skills
  • Travel will be required


  • Specialized training and collaboration with a team of highly skilled industry professionals
  • The opportunity to work with a dynamic, diverse, and rapidly growing company
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Travel opportunities
  • Salary range DOE. Typically ranges from 43K-45K
  • Compensation package including 401(k) match, health, dental, vision and life insurance options, as well as paid time off.


Vytelle provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Company Details

Hermiston, Oregon, United States