Pharma company Pfizer is to create 130 jobs across Dublin and Cork in the next year.
The drugmaker said the roles would be at its manufacturing sites in Grange Castle in Dublin, and Little Island and Ringaskiddy in Cork.
It is seeking quality analysts and automation engineers, among others.
"Pharmaceutical manufacturing in Ireland continues to perform well contributing strongly to exports and economic growth, and providing good careers and jobs, " Pfizer vice president Paul Duffy said.
"Students should give strong consideration to studying STEM subjects all of which provide a route into pharmaceutical manufacturing. This provides a good career path but also provides a chance to be part of delivering innovative medicines to patients to help treat devastating diseases," he added.