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Title:  Laboratory Analyst - Micro/Particle

Requisition ID:  47941
Date:  Jul 2, 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 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 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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