Monday 18 March 2019

Medtech group to create 100 jobs in city

Martin Giblin, country head of Iqvia Ireland, at the Dublin jobs announcement. Photo: Robbie Reynolds
Martin Giblin, country head of Iqvia Ireland, at the Dublin jobs announcement. Photo: Robbie Reynolds
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

MedTech group Iqvia, a global technology solutions and contract research services provider, is to create 100 jobs in Dublin.

The new roles are in the areas of clinical project management, data management, drug safety and biostatistics.

In particular, Iqvia is recruiting pharmacovigilance - or drug safety - specialists, across a variety of safety services spanning both clinical trials and medicines.

There will also be a number of opportunities available for life science graduates.

Recruitment is already under way for the positions, which will be based at the group's East Point campus in Dublin.

Martin Giblin, country head of Iqvia Ireland, said: "Ireland is a strategically important location for Iqvia.

"Today's announcement represents a significant step in increasing our capability to serve our pharma customers across Europe and the world.

"Ireland has a rich base of life sciences talent, is a great place to do business and we look forward to continuing to grow our business here," Mr Giblin added.

The news was welcomed by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe as well as IDA Ireland.

"Ireland's ability to retain companies such as Iqvia is a testament to our attractive business environment, robust regulatory framework, and skilled labour force," Mr Donohoe said.

meanwhile, more than 200 jobs are to be created in Sligo as part of the international expansion of a US-headquartered plastics manufacturer.

Vermont-based GW Plastics, which bought Avenue Mould Solutions two years ago, plans to expand its moulding operations into a scalable 23,000 sq ft site in Sligo town.

Roles in production, quality, regulatory, and engineering will be made available.

Irish Independent

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