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Resource Scheduler

Charles RiverBallina, Mayo

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 a Resource Scheduler for our Biologics Division, located in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland. Reporting to the Global Director of Client Services and Scheduling this role shall provide support the Ballina operations.

This role shall be responsible for the following activities: -

  • Track projects from their initiation through to document delivery. Perform resource planning, both in terms of personnel and instrumentation, and coordinate proposed and active studies.
  • Responsible for generating study and departmental schedules using information provided by management.
  • Responsible for monitoring and following up on lead times/project changes with the relevant personnel in an independent manner to ensure no activities are missed.
  • Provide tentative dates for proposed studies. Confirm that resources are available to accommodate timelines provided by clients.
  • Develop timelines on which work will be carried out based on current capacity, factoring in material and personnel availability for projects.
  • Maintain and monitor department schedules, identify extended lead times and back logs and notify business development colleagues as required.
  • Build and maintain capacity metrics/tools to assist with scheduling and timing of work and track to ensure workload is distributed correctly.
  • In conjunction with project managers and relevant staff to adjust study schedules based on resource availability.
  • Work with other Charles River sites to ensure support studies are appropriately scheduled.
  • With the Department Manager and other relevant staff work coordinate schedules from third party facilities to ensure studies/projects are scheduled appropriately.
  • With the Department Manager and other relevant staff ensure data and reports are assembled, reviewed and delivered to QA on time.
  • Review Statement of Work and SSF to aid in project scheduling.
  • Review SOPs and/or client methods for accuracy and to aid in generating testing schedules.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BSc/BA) or equivalent in Biotechnology or Biological Sciences is preferred. A commensurate amount of experience will be excepted in place of a degree.
  • 2-5 years of related experience in a laboratory/research environment. Previous experience in a GMP environment preferred.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Outlook, Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with databases is an advantage.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Be able to work independently and also as part of a team as required across the globe.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Driven by efficiencies and interested in process improvement
  • Ability to process map and determine critical bottleneck/capacity limits in processes.
  • Ability to develop and monitor KPI’s

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 characterzation, 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 14,000 employees within 80 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 2018, revenue increased by 22% to $2.27 billion from $1.86 billion in 2017.

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 2018.

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