Full Time Bovine Reproductive Specialist (DVM) Technician


Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

Full time


Oct 25


103 Tristram St Hamilton Central Hamilton 3204 New Zealand


Full Time Bovine Reproductive Specialist (DVM) Technician

40 hours per week minimum


SALARY NZD $140,000 - $160,000 



The Bovine Reproductive Specialist (DVM) Technician is an integral part of our global team to help bring certainty to genetic progress in livestock. The DVM will perform ovum pickup procedures, embryo transfers, and work alongside team members to perform all duties associated with embryo production, data entry, and communication while adhering to Vytelle standard operating procedures. 



  • Complete Vytelle’s specialized training program designed to prepare team members for in-field veterinary work; travel to training sites as needed
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Adheres to standard operating procedures (SOPs), processing directives, production standards, polices and health and safety directives and regulations
  • Maintain flexibility for working hours as IVF processes are time-dependent
  • Follow established Ovum Pickup (OPU) processes including equipment set up/calibration, animal preparation, maintaining a sanitary work field, oocyte aspiration, documentation, and all other tasks associated with the procedure, including the collection of information and samples
  • Preparation for materials and specimens for testing and analyses
  • Assist client and fellow teammates with recipient synchrony questions
  • Embryo transfer procedures following standard operating procedures
  • Maintain embryo production data records
  • Control and maintain the quality and quantity of laboratory supplies and laboratory equipment 
  • Establish and maintain AETA (American Embryo Transfer Association) membership and certification
  • Oversee the certification and compliance of the embryo laboratory for export purposes
  • Attend and participate in team and company meetings



  • 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 quicklyand make wise decisions
  • Ability to inspireconfidence and createtrust
  • Ability to work under pressure and plan personal workload
  • Ability to translate highly technical processes/products into practical customersolutions
  • Balance between criticalreview and positivemindset
  • An appreciation of and an ability to positively resolveissues arising from different cultures



  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent
  • 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 as appropriate


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