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Title:  Jr. Laboratory Expert - Microbiological and Particle Testing (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  50941
Date:  Jul 16, 2022

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Laboratory


Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Location: Eschweiler, NRW

Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Start date: asap

Contact person: Martina Erens


Job summary:

The Jr. Laboratory Expert - Microbiological and Particle Testing (m/f/d) will be part of the global special projects team supporting the development, optimization, and validation of methods for release testing and in-process control. They will work in tight cooperation with international team members to implement the developed methods, train users and support the laboratory teams in various sites across the globe. As part of the microbiological and particle Subject Matter Expert team, they will support and contribute to global laboratory joined projects.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Following all relevant instructions according to company policy and cGMP regulated environment
  • Responsible for creating lab study protocols of method development projects, including problem solving suggestions in case of unexpected outcomes
  • Executing validation and qualification protocols of computerized inspection systems
  • Conducting data analysis as per pre-defined methodologies and documenting experimental and test results in compliance with cGMP
  • Executing and documenting inter-laboratory studies as per pre-approved protocols
  • Performing literature search such as compendial and regulatory guidelines, scientific publications, state-of-the-art equipment, or any project relevant information
  • Assisting the Subject Matter Experts in investigating deviations or out of specification incidents for the global laboratory network



  • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of experience in a cGMP-regulated environment with initial hands-on working experience in a laboratory, desirably including experience in operating state of the art laboratory equipment
  • Safe handling of measurement technologies or techniques
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software package; SAP and Minitab experience as well as knowledge in statistical analysis would be a plus
  • Good experimental and lab oriented organizational skills, reliability, diligence and flexibility combined with a thinking outside the box attitude
  • Ability to collaborate and effectively work in a team with good verbal and written communication skills to partake in constructive technical discussions
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and in writing as well as a basic knowledge in German and the willingness to further learn the language



West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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