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Title:  Scientist

Requisition ID:  54043
Date:  Sep 15, 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:

In this role, you will be independently providing analytical support for internal and external customers. You will serve as subject matter expert in analysis of applicable area(s) of expertise and provide technical leadership.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis using various techniques
  • Be an expert on performance and interpretation on some techniques available in the laboratory and make recommendations for improvements
  • Use instrumentation both qualitatively and quantitatively where appropriate.  Independently troubleshoot instrumentation
  • Manage projects from protocol to final report
  • Train and certify analysts as appropriate
  • Develop and validate test methods
  • Assist with transfer of test methods
  • 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
  • Prepare technical reports based on data from multiple analysts utilizing multiple analytical techniques
  • Prepare work instructions, SOPs, and qualification documentation
  • Prepare lab study designs and prepare study plans and protocols
  • Interact with internal and external clients as needed
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical techniques
  • Perform lab investigations, OOS, and OOT as required
  • Meet individual and departmental goals as require
  • Apply internal QA procedures
  • Adhere to established laboratory safety procedures
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in chemistry or closely related field 
  • 3 – 5 Years of experience of analytical testing and instrumentation


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge and experience with at least one of the skills below
    • Container Closure Integrity
    • Physical / mechanical testing such as Instron / Zwick
    • Particle Testing (HIAC, particle isolation, filtration and microscopy)
    • Dimensional analysis (SmartScope or optical comparators)
  • Method development and validation
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to follow directions, prioritize tasks, and work independently. 
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office tools and capable to learn other software programs.
  • Able to review regulatory code and learn safety standards.


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time


Physical and Travel Requirements

  • Physical:
    • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
    • Use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • 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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