Job Description

Job Title: Andrology Specialist
Job ID: 91622231
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday through Friday daylight hours
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: 65363 POP13 CFRE
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is hiring a full-time Andrology Specialist to help support the Reproductive Endocrinology Department in Oakland.  This position will focus on andrology services along with endocrine laboratory processing during the daylight shift.  


Purpose:

Responsible for the day-to-day functions of the andrology and immunoassay laboratories. Communicates with the laboratory director with respect to the andrology and immunoassay laboratories. May become involved in research studies pertaining to the above named laboratories. Is proficient in all aspects of testing and/or sample preparation in both the andrology and immunoassay laboratories.

Responsibilities:
  • Is responsible for the coordination of male surgical procedures with urologist that need to be cryopreserved for in-vitro fertilization. This would include preparation of testicular biopsies and epididymal aspirations. Reports to urologist about findings and recommends whether specimen is adequate for cryopreservation.
  • Prepares sperm for artificial insemination. Reports to nurse and/or physician as to problems involving adequate specimen for insemination. Makes modifications to accommodate sample variations and/or deficiencies. This includes preparation of donor sperm.
  • Participates in research and/or studies that are conducted that involve andrology and/or immunoassays.
  • Performs routine semen analysis including count, motility, morphology and anti-sperm antibodies. Makes decisions as to any additional testing that may be needed to help physician accurately determine diagnosis and course of treatment.
  • Responsible for recording and distributing all results in a timely manner to referring physician for andrology and immunoassay laboratories.
  • Prepares sperm for insemination of in-vitro fertilization patients. Reports to embryologist as to whether Specimen is adequate for in-vitro fertilization.
  • Responsible for receipt, preparation, and documentation of blood received for endocrine assays from all sites. Runs all immunoassays on a daily basis and ensures that all quality control ranges are adhered to before reporting results.
  • Records all daily quality control and quality assurance checks and reports to the laboratory director with regards to any problems.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in basic science, such as biology, chemistry or biochemistry required.1 year of experience in clinical research or a hospital laboratory preferred.
  • OR Associate's degree in one of the aforementioned fields and at least 2 years of experience in clinical research or a hospital laboratory required.
  • Andrology experience is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $18.79 to $31.23 / hour

    Union Position: No

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