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Scheduling Specialist 1

Company: Charles River
Location: Reno
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Scheduling Specialist 1

Req ID #: 111211


Reno, NV, US, 89511

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 Scheduling Specialist for our Safety Assessment site located in Reno, Nevada.

Perform complex resource planning, coordination and documentation of resource availability for proposed and active studies. Coordinate cross departmental resources and activities and facilitate effective and efficient interdepartmental interaction.


  • Interpret complex study outlines and protocols to assess feasibility, develop timelines and generate study calendars.
  • Establish and prioritize meaningful and clear milestones for all active projects.
  • Assist Client Services, Resources and Study Directors with feasibility and timelines for potential work.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to schedulers and oversee daily scheduling activities.
  • Identify limiting resources and take action to resolve concerns.
  • Maintain and report on consolidated schedules of all studies.
  • Cost proposals and protocols/amendments.
  • Update key operational dates in various financial/operational systems.
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental BOPs and SOPs.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

The following are minimum requirements related to the Scheduling Specialist position.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a scientific or related discipline.
  • Experience: 2 years related experience in a GLP contract research/pharmaceutical setting. 1 year of experience with database administration. Supervisory experience in a GLP environment preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: None.
  • Other: Comprehensive knowledge of GLP and other federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to preclinical research. Comprehensive knowledge of creating, maintaining and promoting optimal utilization of various database systems. Detail oriented.

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 300 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 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 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. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

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 ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

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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Nearest Major Market: Reno

Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe

Job Segment: Toxicology, Biotech, Scheduler, Pharmaceutical, Database, Science, Administrative, Technology

Keywords: Charles River, Reno , Scheduling Specialist 1, Other , Reno, Nevada

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