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Research Associate - Scheduler

Req ID #:  41873

HORSHAM, PA, US, 19044-1241

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.



The Laboratory Scheduler/Coordinator is responsible for setting up and administering micro scheduling systems to assure that upcoming and current study requirements are met. This position will interact with macro scheduling functions

Job Summary


The Laboratory Scheduler/Coordinator is responsible for setting up and administering micro scheduling systems to assure that upcoming and current study requirements are met. This position will interact with macro scheduling functions


Draft and distribute weekly and weekend schedules

Review data print programs (6400/Provantis) to obtain study specific information

Assist management for macro study requests

Send out weekly Off Hours requests

Rescheduling daily activities and relaying this to the in life supervisors

Generate yearly Holiday Rotation and day off calendar

Review to approve and proof vacation request as per the Vacation Policy

Generate weekly room activities email listing out first dose, last dose , first and last day of euthanasia and blood collection days for conformations from other departments

Review draft/final study protocols; create an initial lab schedule.

Communicate these requirements to Laboratory Managers. identify skill/certification levels needed.

      Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Education: Associates degree preferably in a life science, or relevant animal science education and experience.

Experience: Minimum 12 months experience in a non-clinical laboratory, or a combination of non-clinical laboratory/scheduling experience.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and lift.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to regularly perform data entry to and make edits on information contained in a personal computer.

Must be able to regularly communicate with personnel within the company and with outside contacts.

Must be able to regularly read, understand and verify accuracy and validity of protocol and bid information.

Must be able to frequently file and retrieve information contained in a four-drawer file cabinet.

Must be able to frequently operate office machinery.

Must be able to regularly sit approximately 6 to 8 hours a day.


About Safety Assessment
Charles River is committed to helping our partners expedite their preclinical drug development with exceptional safety assessment services, state-of-the-art facilities and expert regulatory guidance. From individual specialty toxicology and IND enabling studies to tailored packages and total laboratory support, our deeply experienced team can design and execute programs that anticipate challenges and avoid roadblocks for a smooth, efficient journey to market.  Each year approximately 120 investigational new drug (IND) programs are conducted in our Safety Assessment facilities.


About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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