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Title:  Senior Scientist, Lab, Leachables

Requisition ID:  59936
Date:  Mar 13, 2023

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 cGMP environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Perform analysis using various techniques including established and experimental test methods. 
  • Be an expert on performance and interpretation on the various techniques available in the laboratory and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Use instrumentation both qualitatively and quantitatively where appropriate.
  • Manage projects from protocol to final report. 
  • Train analysts.
  • Develop and validate methods.
  • Keep current with new analytical technology and research/recommend acquisitions where appropriate.
  • Author technical papers that are suitable for publication.
  • 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.
  • Design lab studies and prepare study plans and protocols.
  • Interact with internal and external clients and lead meetings in a technical capacity.
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical techniques.
  • Perform lab investigation, OOS and OOT, as required.
  • Mentor others and provide technical direction.  Provide leadership for cGMP compliance and technical training.
  • Serve as a role model for positive leadership.
  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry or related technical degree
  • Minimum 5-10 Years of experience in a GMP Laboratory
  • Advanced Degree is preferred.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • cGMP
  • ISO and USP/EP compendia
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail required
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 5% of the time


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 may be required to lift heavy objects (up to 25 lbs.) without assistance
  • 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)








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