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Specialist, Production Scheduling

Neogene Therapeutics
Santa Monica, CA
Start date
Jun 8, 2024

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At AstraZeneca's Oncology R&D division, we follow the science to explore and innovate. We are working towards treating, preventing, modifying, and even curing some of the world's most complex diseases. Here we have the potential to grow our pipeline and positively impact the lives of billions of patients around the world. We are committed to making a difference and have built our business around our passion for science. Now we are fusing data and technology with the latest scientific innovations to achieve the next wave of breakthroughs.

Position Summary

The Specialist, Production Scheduling is a pivotal role at Neogene Therapeutics, responsible for the meticulous planning and coordination of production schedules, quality control testing, and facility maintenance activities. The successful candidate will play a crucial part in maintaining production efficiency and product quality. Additionally, the role actively contributes to process improvements and demonstrates a proactive mindset.



Develop and manage the site master schedule to ensure efficient operation of manufacturing, quality control, and facility/engineering work.

  • Partner with the Manufacturing department to establish production scheduling criteria incorporating resource availability/constraints.
  • Coordinate the scheduling of production batches, ensuring timely execution and adherence to quality standards.
  • Facilitate quality control testing for each production batch in collaboration with the QC department.
  • Oversee the scheduling of facility maintenance tasks to maintain operational excellence.
  • Work closely with the global Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) team to align short-term‑ and long-term product demand with production capacity.
  • Actively seek and implement process improvements to enhance productivity and efficiency.


Education and Experience

  • 6+ years with BS/BA; 4+ years with MS/MA; 1+ years with PhD
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, cell therapy preferred
  • Proven experience as a production scheduler or in a similar role within the manufacturing industry.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ERP system
  • Certification in production and inventory management (e.g., CPIM) or similar is a plus.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly fluid company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong attention to detail as the and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Able to perform in a dynamic environment as the nature of scheduling always has unforeseen change.
  • Experience in the biopharmaceutical or cell therapy industry is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and experience with NetSuite software are advantageous.
  • A proactive mindset with a focus on continuous improvement and problem-solving.


When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we fuel bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicines. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world.


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $94,088 - $114,996 . However, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related experience. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and we reserve the right to modify base salary (and any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.



  • Short-term incentive bonus opportunity
  • Equity-based long-term incentive program
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays; paid leaves
  • Health benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage.

DE&I Statement

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.


Neogene Therapeutics is a global, preclinical stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of next generation, fully individualized engineered T cell therapies for a broad spectrum of cancers.

Our proprietary neoantigen T cell receptor (TCR) discovery and T cell engineering platform identifies TCR genes with specificity for neoantigens – found exclusively on cancer cells as a result of cancer-associated DNA mutations.

Cancer is a genetically individual disease – no two tumors are exactly the same. These variations create neoantigens – unique targets for every tumor. Neogene’s novel approach delivers a tailored T cell therapy containing a unique set of specific TCR genes for each individual patient. Engineered into patient-derived T cells, these TCRs are directed toward neoantigens in tumor cells, with the goal of eliciting strong and durable responses in a variety of solid tumor indications.

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic biotech start-up. You can expect a collaborative environment created by a team with deep scientific expertise and an industrial track-record in T cell therapies. We value pro-active team-players who pursue their goals with dedication, endurance and a daring mindset. If you share our commitment to make a difference to patients in need, we can provide an exciting opportunity for your career.

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2225 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica
United States

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