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Title:  Analyst, Lab, Analytical, Ser, WFD

Requisition ID:  62887
Date:  Sep 26, 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:

In this role, you are responsible for executing testing for both internal and external customers in a cGMP environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • An expert in basic established techniques, equipment, and/or test methods while following standard operating procedures (SOPs). 
  • Proficient with complicated techniques, equipment, data gathering and/or test methods.
  • Participate in all development, transfer, analysis of customers works as required.  
  • Independently complete projects from initiation through completion. 
  • Actively participate in and complete all appropriate training tasks in a timely manner. 
  • Provide training on established techniques and/or test methods.
  • Assist and participate with audits as required.
  • Develop/Assist in lab study design and in study plans and protocols and methods.
  • Assist in implementation of new methods, validations, and technologies as required.
  • Liaise with vendors, clients and inter-departments as required.
  • Author basic work instructions, SOPs, validations, technical reports, and qualification documentation.
  • Participate in and complete simple lab investigations, OOS, and OOT as required.
  • Become efficient in the required laboratory software & critical systems to perform the day to day required activities. 
  • Meet individual and departmental goals and metrics.
  • Make rational and sound decisions at an individual level.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to established laboratory safety procedures.
  • Follow required cGMP regulations and internal QA procedures.
  • Possess ability to work independently and as part of a team with self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude.
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical techniques.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s Guiding Principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Degree in chemistry, pharmacy or related scientific discipline. 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical packaging or medical device / delivery systems company and cGMP environment.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • cGMP
  • Able to be aware of all relevant standard operating procedures as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Support and contribute to Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.


Travel Requirements:

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

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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