Research Scheduler

Req ID #:  190551

Rockville, MD, US, 20852 Rockville, MD, US, 20850 Rockville, MD, US, 20850

For 75 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.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly. 

Job Summary


Serve as the scheduling lead for Charles River Rockville R&D Custom Packaging and Off the Shelf Products department. Perform capacity and resource planning, both personnel, instrumentation, and coordination for proposed and active studies. Responsible for monitoring and following up on lead time, capacity changes and bring awareness to the team leaders regarding timelines and constraints.  



•    Ensure that all required documentation and materials are in-house before a PO can be executed and facilitate alerts being generated when gaps are identified.
•    Perform micro-scheduling function for the department including lab start date, upstream and downstream processing dates, complete date, ship to client date
•    Work with operations to review processes in order to determine lab capacities based on personnel, equipment, and other factors.
•    Monitor department schedules, identify extended leads times and backlogs in departments and notify team leaders when these begin to develop.
•    If unexpected lead times and backlogs develop, work with business optimization team to review processes and determine roadblocks and constraints.
•    Provide tentative start dates for proposed studies. Confirm that resources are available to accommodate timelines provided by the sponsors and client-facing teams.
•    Develop timelines on which work will be conducted based on current capacity, factoring in material and personnel availability for projects. 
•    Build and maintain capacity metrics/tool to assist with scheduling and timing of work. 
•    Develop and maintain tracking tools for key performance indicators such as response times, turn-around times and on time reporting to help identify possible constraints.
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications


•    Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S.) or equivalent in biotechnology or biological sciences preferred.  A commensurate amount of experience will be accepted in place of a degree. 
•    Experience:  2 years of related experience in a laboratory or research environment. Previous experience in a GMP environment preferred.  
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Soft skills: The ideal candidate is a proactive self-motivator and a strong communicator. A high level of engagement is required for successful execution of this role. Must have demonstrated organizational skills.
•    IT literacy:  Advanced skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with business analysis tools preferred.  


IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 

Vaccine Mandate
Charles River is a U.S. Federal Contractor.  As a result, we must follow the Presidential Executive Order to mandate vaccinations, and ensure our employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Our main priority is the wellbeing, health, and safety of our people. We require proof of vaccination from all employees. 

Anyone with requests for disability-related and/or religious exemptions should contact Talent Acquisition ( so that information can be provided about the accommodation process at Charles River.


About Biologics Testing Solutions
With more than 50 years of experience and proven regulatory expertise, the Charles River Biologics group can address challenging projects for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Offering a variety of services such as contamination and impurity testing, protein characterization, bioassays, viral clearance studies and stability and lot release programs, we support clients throughout the biologic development cycle, from the establishment and characterization of cell banks through preclinical and clinical studies to marketed products. Whether clients need stand-alone services, a unique package of testing, or insourced support, our Biologics group can create a custom solution to suit their needs.  Each year more than 20,000 biologic testing reports are sent each and over 200 licenses products are supported by our biologics testing solutions team.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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