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Title:  Scientist

Requisition ID:  62888
Date:  Sep 15, 2023

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

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.  

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
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task to manage multiple samples at once
  • 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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