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Senior Research Scheduler - United States  

Charles River (company)

Posted on : 30 July 2017

Project Description

Company Statement

For nearly 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.


We are seeking an experienced Senior Research Scheduler in Formulations  for our Safety Assessment site located in Ashland, OH.

Serve as the scheduling lead for Analytical Chemistry by ensuring all protocol required tasks for validation, support and in-life studies are assigned to personnel with appropriate training and competency. Perform resource planning, both personnel and instrument, and coordination for proposed and active studies. Responsible for generating study and departmental schedules using information provided by management, Central Scheduling, and Formulations. Responsible for monitoring and following up on study changes with appropriate staff members in an independent manner to ensure no study activities are missed.  Ensure routine instrument, equipment and balance calibrations, standard weight verifications, and logbook review occurs as scheduled. Ensure refrigerators, freezers, and other storage areas are scheduled for maintenance at appropriate intervals.

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.


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

  • Education:  Associate’s degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent in scientific support/administrative or related discipline. A commensurate amount of experience will be accepted in place of a degree.
  • Experience:  5 years of related experience in a laboratory or research environment. Previous experience in a GLP environment preferred. 
  • Certification/Licensure:  None.
  • Other:  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.

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 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 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. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015. 

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 ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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