Senior Resource Scheduler

Req ID #:  44468

Shrewsbury, MA, US, 01545

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.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Senior Resource Scheduler for our Biologics group currently located in Woburn, MA but relocating to Shrewsbury, MA in Q2/Q3 of 2019 due to growth.


In this position, the Senior Resource Scheduler will serve as the scheduling lead for CR-MA Biologics by ensuring all incoming projects are tracked from initiation through document delivery.  Perform resource planning, both personnel and instrumentation, and coordination for proposed and active studies. Responsible for generating study and departmental schedules using information provided by management. Responsible for monitoring and following up on project changes with appropriate staff members in an independent manner to ensure no activities are missed. 


  • Provide tentative start dates for proposed studies. Confirm that resources are available to accommodate timelines provided by the Sponsors.
  • Develop timelines on which work will be conducted based on current capacity, factoring in material and personnel availability for projects.
  • Maintain and verify department schedules.
  • Build and maintain capacity metrics/tool to assist with scheduling and timing of work.
  • In conjunction with Lab Director and project management, track departmental metrics and workload to ensure proper distribution across Lab staff
  • Work with Lab Directors, lab staff and project management to adjust study schedules based on resource availability.
  • Work with other Charles River sites to ensure support studies are appropriately scheduled based on scheduled study events at other facilities.
  • In conjunction with Lab Directors and project management, coordinate schedules from third-party facilities to ensure those studies are scheduled appropriately.
  • In conjunction with Lab Directors and lab staff, ensure data and reports are assembled, reviewed, and delivered to Quality Assurance on time.
  • Review SOW and SSF to aid in project scheduling.
  • Review SOPs and/or client test methods for accuracy and to aid in generating testing schedules.






The following are minimum requirements related to the Senior Resource Scheduler position.

  • 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.
  • 5 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.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Outlook, Access, Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint. Experience with databases preferred.  Must be detailed oriented, be able to work independently, and communicate effectively with co-workers and management employees.  Must have demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must regularly communicate with employees/customers; must be able to exchange accurate information.
  • Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Regularly enters into laboratory areas, with proper utilization of protective laboratory clothing (lab coat, safety glasses, and protective shoe coverings).


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 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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