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Title:  Scientist

Requisition ID:  56910
Date:  Nov 11, 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 responsible for performing testing for both internal and external customers in a fast-paced QC/cGMP environment. Ideal candidate would be able to independently prioritize and run samples across a wide variety of chemical and instrumental techniques. Experience with compendial testing and chromatography is considered a plus.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform analysis using various techniques including established and experimental test methods. 
  • Use instrumentation both qualitatively and quantitatively to interpret and report data to plants and project managers.
  • Train and certify analysts as appropriate. 
  • Develop and validate new methods or method improvements.
  • Keep current with new analytical technology and adapt new techniques to existing methods.
  • 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.
  • Interact with internal and external clients as needed, advocating for West testing and sampling needs. 
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical techniques.
  • Perform lab investigations, OOS, OOT, and statistical tracking as required.
  • Serve as a role model for positive leadership.
  • Apply required cGMP regulations and internal QA procedures
  • Adhere to established laboratory safety procedures for the handling of reactive and hazardous materials.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry or related technical degree
  • Minimum 3-5 Years of experience in a GMP Laboratory


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • cGMP experience
  • ISO and USP/EP/JP compendia
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail required
  • Wet chemistry knowledge and techniques such as Pipetting, Titrations, and Extractions
  • Familiarity with chromatography and spectroscopy instrumentation and associated software. Empower knowledge is a plus.
  • Knowledge of investigational processes and data tracking
  • Able to manipulate and visualize small, sharp objects


Travel Requirements:

  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Minimal remote work, less than 15%


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Job-related activities that require a physical activity such as standing in laboratory environment
  • Use hands to manipulate, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee must have good color vision acuity
  • Employee may be required to lift heavy objects (up to 25 lbs.) without assistance
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas with employees. Must be able to make decisions quickly and speak to those decisions
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize
  • Interpret data, and provide insight on 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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