Manufacturing Master Scheduler

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


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 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.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization.  We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   


The successful candidate will report directly to the Director of the Cell Processing Facility (CPF). This individual will work semi-autonomously to identify and plan manufacturing engineering and clinical production runs, and prepare the daily and weekly production schedules required for the delivery of cell therapy products. 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 the master production schedules to ensure the efficitient utilization of resources to meet the needs of the patients.


The Master Scheduler interfaces with manufacturing management, 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.


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  • Ensure weekly and daily production schedules comply with the CPF production plan and expected patient infusion dates
  • Attend meetings as CPF planning coordinator
  • Ensure technician training level matches assigned tasks
  • Maintain and communicate manufacturing scheduling requirements and changes with manufacturing department, prinicipal investigators, clinical nurses, QA, QC, manufacturing management, CTL and Apheresis on a routine basis
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all scheduling-related issues, changes and delays
  • 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 maintained as efficiently as possible
  • Assist with inventory maintenance of critical manufacturing materials


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in scheduling in a manufacturing or clinical environment (preferably in a Cell Therapy, Pharmaceutical or BioPharmaceutical discipline)
  • 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 intitiative, 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer.  We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class.  We are an Affirmative Action employer.  We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our HR Operations at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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