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Title:  Working Student in Microbiological and Particle Testing Laboratory (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  50026
Date:  Jul 4, 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: Part-Time (13 – 15 h / week), limited to one year

Start date: asap

Contact person: Karolin Knobbe


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • With your help, the development and validation of test methods will be driven forward
  • Within this framework, you will support in the project-related execution of microbiological analyses
  • Sterile work and safe handling of volumetric measuring instruments
  • Germ count determination using classical/manual and automated measurement techniques
  • Support of the project team in project management and providing necessary documents
  • Responsible for preparing presentations and calculations
  • Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles, as well as all local environmental, health and safety regulations, and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct


Education and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled as a student working towards a degree in natural sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, chemistry, nutritional sciences, pharmacy)
  • Initial experience in the laboratory or in processing laboratory data, for example through internships
  • Very good expertise in MS Office applications
  • Strong communication skills and quick comprehension
  • Enjoy working within a team and flexibility even in challenging situations
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills


What we offer:

In our testing laboratory you can effectively learn how to work in a GMP-regulated environment, as well as gain your first experience with handling primary and secondary packaging materials in the pharmaceutical industry. With us you have the chance to work in an international global team and benefit from felxible working hours. In addition, we offer the opportunity for final theses.


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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