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Title:  Specialist Quality Laboratory (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  63772
Date:  Feb 4, 2024

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Laboratory

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  


Location: Eschweiler, NRW, Germany

Reasonf or open role: Replacement

Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Travel requirement: up to 10%

Start date: asap

Contact person: Katharina Steffens


Job Summary:

In this role the job holder will work on projects involved globally (i.e. method developments and validations, customer complaints, engineering studies and root cause investigations). This will capture the development of new testing technologies at West.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform special analyses, e.g. particle characterizations
  • Plan and execute method developments with focus on new technologies
  • Conduct troubleshooting and problem solving related to spectrometry equipment for West´s laboratory network
  • Develop and execute validation protocols, e.g. equipment validations
  • Identify, investigate and resolve non-conformities and deviations
  • Prepare, review and maintain comprehensive documentation such as investigation reports, change controls, work instructions and other global documentation as required
  • Instrument responsibility in German laboratory including qualification of new lab equipment and their maintenance
  • Execution of instrument calibrations including setting out of order/release of equipment



  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related science preferred or equivalent
  • 5 years experience working in a GMP environment including instrument responsibilities and method development
  • Experience with SAP system is desirable
  • Excellent German and English skills in both written and oral
  • In depth knowledge of technical writing
  • Flexibility, reliability and working under pressure
  • Ability to work in global and cross functional teams


West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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