Operations Scheduler


Full Time EE

Center for Breakthrough Medicines is on track to be the largest single-site cell and gene therapy contract development and manufacturing organization in the world. Our comprehensive service offering accelerates speed to market through supply chain disruption mitigation strategies, end-to-end program management expertise and unique platform technology with the ability to follow a molecule from idea to commercialization. CBM’s integrated approach provides high quality and consistent end-to-end manufacturing capability including: Process and Analytical Development; Plasmid DNA production; Viral Vector Production of Lentivirus; AAV and Adenovirus; Testing and Analytics; Autologous, Allogeneic and Gene-edited Cell Therapy Bioprocessing; and Cell banking. CBM’s horizontal and vertical integration provides one source throughout a product’s life cycle.

CBM’s mission is to accelerate the delivery and affordability of lifesaving and life-changing therapies from discovery to market by offering a complete solution for the development and commercialization of cell and gene therapies.

CBM is located just outside of Philadelphia in the Heart of Cellicon Valley on The Discovery Labs campus set on 300 acres with 2.4 million square feet of life sciences lab and manufacturing space, allowing clients to scale their development and manufacturing needs without ever having to change sites, while providing employees a true community campus experience focused exclusively on life sciences.


The Center for Breakthrough Medicines is seeking an Operations Scheduler to provide visibility of all laboratory operations (client and internal) within the Process Development (PD) group. This critical role will develop and maintain a scheduling tool that will be used to track all necessary activities to successfully execute work for the entire department. This will entail close interactions with upper management, laboratory leads, and supporting groups to ensure that all activities are scheduled, updated, and verified completion daily and adjust as actions shift. This will entail evaluations of timetables of simultaneous operations across multiple labs and multiple buildings, analyze staff training and availability, as well as close consultation with lab leads to ensure adequate coverage and planning for all activities. The ideal candidate will need to be very detail oriented and organized with information and be able to quickly implement and communicate effective plans using sound judgement.     


  • Develop and maintain a schedule planning tool that is geared towards providing effective visibility and direction for the lab staff to execute on internal and external business objectives
  • Responsible for maintenance of this tool to ensure that all activities are performed as expected and daily activities are confirmed as complete according to schedule
  • Works closely with lab management for staff scheduling, training analysis, and evaluation of readiness to execute work as expected. Emphasis on forward-thinking against schedule to proactively identify staff shortages, overlapping equipment/labs/activities, or other scheduling issues for proactive resolution
  • Responsible for attending all team huddles to convey pertinent schedule related updates as appropriate
  • Effectively communicates with leadership plans and changes as they arise
  • Responsible for working closely with Supply Chain Planners to evaluate client program material orders and lead times to ensure operational schedules can be met
  • Works closely with Lab Operations personnel of asset installs, ordering, maintenance, etc that may impact scheduling operations
  • Manage own time, professional development, and be accountable for quality results
  • Follows all company environmental, health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines, and conducts work in a safe manner
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • B.S./A.S./M.S. in a related scientific field required
  • 4+ years’ experience in a laboratory setting ideally within the pharmaceutical/med device/biotech production industry
  • Strong computer skills (MS Project, excel, etc)
  • Knowledge of GxPs, SOPs, QA compliance enforcement
  • Strong communicator that can accurately communicate complex plans to cross functional teams
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, work independently, and forward think required
  • Experience with SAP, eLIMS, ERP, MRP, or other similar software strongly desired

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category including veteran status.

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