Expansion reflects critical role of MSD’s Irish sites in wider global network
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MSD, one of Ireland’s biggest pharma companies, is to create 200 jobs across three of its manufacturing sites by the end of the year.

Due to continued growth and an increase in the supply of products to the global market from Ireland, MSD is recruiting 110 experienced professionals in Carlow, 50 in Cork and 40 in Tipperary.

The roles span operations, quality, engineering, supply chain and commercial operations.

Ger Carmody, associate vice-president and site lead at MSD Ballydine, Co Tipperary, said the announcement reflected the critical role MSD’s Irish sites play in its wider global manufacturing network.

“Those taking up these new roles will be at the cutting edge of healthcare innovation and will play a key role in delivering MSD’s overall ambition to preserve and improve human life.

“Our state-of-the-art facilities in Carlow, Cork and Tipperary are leading the way in the development of new medicines, including MSD’s new treatments for cancer and hepatitis C, which are being manufactured in Ireland for the world market.

“Today, our Irish sites are involved in the production of more than 60 per cent of MSD’s global top 20 products,” he said.

MSD in Carlow, the company’s only standalone vaccine and biologics facility outside the US, is creating new roles spanning production, engineering and quality control.

In Cork, MSD Brinny, which specialises in the fermentation and sterile filling of biotech products, is seeking new hires in manufacturing, quality, technology, engineering and environmental safety.

Finally, the Ballydine site in Tipperary, which is involved in the research and development, formulation and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients, is recruiting process and chemical engineers and organic chemists.

MSD already employs more than 2,000 people across five Irish sites in Dublin, Carlow, Cork, Tipperary and Wicklow and had a turnover of €3 billion in 2014.

The company has invested more than $2.5 billion in expanding and developing its facilities here and provides healthcare solutions and innovative medicines in areas such as diabetes, heart disease, immunology, oncology, infectious diseases, women’s health and anaesthesia.

Details on open roles at MSD are available at www.msd.ie. MSD will also have a presence at the Career Zoo conference in the Convention Centre Dublin on February 20.

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MSD, one of Ireland’s biggest pharma companies, is to create 200 jobs across three of its manufacturing sites by the end of the year. Due to continued growth and an increase in the supply of products to the global market from Ireland, MSD is recruiting 110 experienced professionals in Carlow,...