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Title:  Associate Scientist

Requisition ID:  58142
Date:  Nov 8, 2022

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

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.


Job Summary:

Provide analytical support for internal and external customers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis using various techniques including established and experimental test methods.
  • Use instrumentation both qualitatively and quantitatively where appropriate.
  • With guidance assist in completing projects from protocol to final report. 
  • Keep current with new analytical technology.
  • Possess ability to work independently and as part of a team with self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
  • Work with particle analysis techniques and software.
  • Assist in preparation of technical reports.
  • Assist in preparation of work instructions, SOPs, and qualification documentation.
  • Assist in lab study design and preparation in study plans and protocols.
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical techniques.
  • Perform lab investigations, OOS, and OOT as required.
  • Meet individual and departmental goals as required.
  • Apply required cGMP regulations and internal QA procedures.
  • Adhere to established laboratory safety procedures.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry or related technical degree
  • Experience using microscopes.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 1-3 Years of experience in a GMP Laboratory
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description.
  • Aseptic techniques
  • cGMP experience
  • Knowledge of particle analysis techniques such as Dynamic Image Analysis, Dynamic Light Scattering, Light Obscuration, static image analysis, etc.
  • Knowledge of or experience with working in ISO compatible cleanrooms


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 5% of the time.
  • Must have valid identification to travel domestically and internationally.



Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Job-related activities that require a physical activity such as standing in laboratory environment
  • Use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee must have good color vision acuity.
  • Must be able to stand in cleanroom gowns for long periods of time.
  • Job-related activities that require a mental skill or ability such as communication, quick decision making, interpreting data, reading, or writing, public speaking, etc. (e.g., Must be able to express or exchange ideas with employees; Must be able to understand direction and adhere to established procedures)
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.
  • Read and interpret data, information, and documents.







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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