• Master Scheduler

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    The successful candidate will report directly to the Director of the Cell Processing Facility (CPF). This individual will work semi-autonomously to plan and prepare the daily and weekly production schedules required for the manufacture of cell therapies. This will include analyzing production schedules and overall manufacturing capacity to determine the optimal work schedule to ensure timely production of therapeutic products. Energetic and enthusiastic and dedicated to life-saving research, the needed skills and expertise for this position require developing and maintaining production planning tools and the master production schedules to ensure the efficient utilization of resources to meet the needs of the patients.


    The Master Scheduler works independently under the direction of the CPF Director as part of the CPF Management team. He/She will interface with manufacturing, principal investigators and external collaborators including, but not limited to, the Cell Therapy Laboratory (CTL) and Apheresis Unit associated with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). Strong interpersonal and communication skills, along with a focused attention to detail, are required to ensure successful planning.



    May perform some or all of the following responsibilities:

    • Ensure weekly and daily production schedules comply with the CPF production plan and expected patient infusion dates.
    • Attend meetings as planning coordinator, representing the CPF.
    • Work with MFG managers and supervisors to ensure technician training level matches assigned tasks.
    • Maintain and communicate manufacturing scheduling requirements and changes with manufacturing management and associates, principal investigators, clinical nurses, QA, QC, CTL and Apheresis on a routine basis.
    • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with customer groups to ensure proactive assessment of operations to support clinical needs.
    • Serve as primary point of contact for all scheduling-related issues.
    • Develop, compile and report production metrics to area management on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
    • Be able to analyze data and evaluate capacity limitations so that the Production Schedule can be optimized.
    • Drive projects for the implementation of improved scheduling tools and workflows to successful completion.


    • Bachelor's degree.
    • 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment (preferably in a Cell Therapy, Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical discipline). Experience with operations scheduling is preferred.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) . Knowledge and experience with SharePoint is preferred.
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills required.
    • Must have strong initiative, attention to detail, problem solving and follow through.
    • Must have strong customer service skills and excellent communication skills to effectively work with all levels of staff, both internally and externally.
    • Willingness to learn additional departmental computer and software technologies.
    • Ability to work independently on multiple projects and communicate status of projects to key decision makers on a proactive basis.

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