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Title:  Assoc Analyst, Lab, Micro/Particle, WFD

Requisition ID:  63198
Date:  Sep 13, 2023

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 for routine testing and product release testing including water testing, environmental monitoring, endotoxin testing, BI processing and particulate testing. Support other laboratory functions as needed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine testing to support the plant functions including but not limited to environmental monitoring, water testing etc.  Perform product release testing including, but not limited to, bacterial endotoxin, bioburden, testing, etc.
  • Perform particulate testing in an ISO 5 lab on finished product.
  • Perform incoming testing for materials, including growth promotion testing in culture media and incoming test for Biological indicators.
  • Experience with working in an ISO clean room (Gowning and monitoring)
  • Prepare and update Control forms, SOIs, and general lab documentation
  • Prepare trends and technical reports based on data with guidance from lab management
  • Participate in lab projects such as Method Transfers, Verifications, Validations and Equipment Qualifications
  • Isolate and maintain cultures of bacteria or other microorganisms for future study.
  • Support the Lab Supervisor and Lab Manager in internal, corporate and customer audits.
  • 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 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 Microbiology, particulate testing, biology or science related discipline


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Graduate or individual with 1 - 3 years experience in a similar role (Micro/Particulate testing) within the pharmaceutical / medical devices / manufacturing industry.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of principles of microbiological techniques
  • Experience in a cGMP environment.
  • Strong competence in IT
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Particle Analysis and techniques an advantage but not essential

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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