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Title:  Associate Analyst, Chemistry Lab

Requisition ID:  65268
Date:  May 19, 2024

Waterford, Munster, IE

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.  

Job Summary:

Perform all required testing in the Chemistry Lab including raw material, finished goods, maintenance of lab equipment, participate in lab projects. Support other laboratory functions as needed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform physical, chemical and chromatographic testing to support the plant functions including but not limited to product release, raw material analysis, compendia testing.
  • Prepare and update Control forms, SOIs, and general lab documentation
  • Prepare trends and technical reports based on data with guidance from lab management
  • Maintain cGMP and ISO compliance
  • Support audit preparations and maintain an audit ready lab environment.
  • Participate in lab projects such as Method Transfers, Verifications, Validations and Equipment Qualifications
  • Be willing and able to work as a team member to ensure continuous improvement relative to laboratory functions.
  • Participate (or assist) in identification, investigation (OOS’s) and resolution of problems in the Chemistry lab.
  • Develop ability and competence with analytical techniques.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Compliance to all local site Environmental, Health and Safety regulations and contribution to Improvement of Safety in the Laboratory.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Degree in Chemistry or science related discipline


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Graduate or individual with 1 - 3 years experience in a similar role (Chemistry / QC testing) within the pharmaceutical / medical devices / manufacturing industry.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of principles of analytical chromatography instrumentation and techniques (AA, LC, GC, IR) and compendia testing an advantage.
  • Experience in a cGMP environment.
  • Strong competence in IT
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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