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Title:  Associate Analyst, YBB Lab, WFD

Requisition ID:  56742
Date:  Nov 17, 2022

Waterford, Munster, IE

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:

Perform all required testing in the Chemistry/YBB 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 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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