The Irish Life Science industry exports more than €45 billion annually, employs over 50,000 people, and accounts for 32% of the country’s GDP. Ireland is home to 10 of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in the world, 24 out of 25 of the top biopharma companies, and 18 of the top medical technology companies in the world. *
Owing to the continued efforts of the IDA and a highly skilled workforce in Ireland there’s been over €1bn invested in life sciences within the first six months of 2022.
Unprecedented Investments announced Countrywide
Along with the investments announced in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, there has also been major announcements across the Midlands. Alexion, AstraZeneca’s rare disease unit, saw an investment of €65 million which will expand its operations in Athlone, Zeotis in Tullamore have begun their €133million expansion which will double their workforce and a new sterile manufacturing facility at MSD Carlow is set to create around 100 new jobs. This has given huge opportunities for local economy to flourish and gives jobseekers a variety of options across the country.
One of the biggest challenges the industry is facing right now is attracting and retaining talent.
With the Life Science industry booming, there has never been a better time for people looking break into or find their next challenge within the sector. Owing to recent skill shortages, there is a need for people to fill contract jobs ranging from Operational support to Project Management, and even at Directorial levels.
At LSC, we put people at the heart of everything we do, and our team of resourcers work hard to match you with the right role. We offer support from application to your interview, as well as ongoing personal development opportunities throughout your contract as part of our unique Consultant Success Programme. This approach has led to LSC maintaining a 96% retention rate over the past three years, with the majority of our contractors going on to secure permanent roles with our clients.
Right now, we have a wide range of contract jobs on offer, ranging across Quality Assurance and Validation, Regulatory Affairs, Engineering roles, Microbiologists, and Procurement Specialists. Take a look at the fantastic contract opportunities we have available in each region below!
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