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Pfizer announces 130 jobs

By Business & Finance
23 October 2015
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Pfizer today announced 130 jobs across three manufacturing sites in Ireland, including Grange Castle in Dublin and Little Island and Ringaskiddy in Cork.

The site at Grange Castle manufactures specialised medicines and vaccines. The site, based in west Dublin, is looking to recruit across multiple sectors, including process scientists, process/equipment engineers, automation engineers, operations specialists, process technicians, quality analysts and project managers.

Julien Deneve, site lead, Grange Castle, said: “Pfizer Grange Castle is delighted to announce we are recruiting 90 very good roles. We are looking for candidates to join our world-class colleagues in this innovative, exciting and growing organisation. The Pfizer Grange Castle site is a leading world-class facility in the Pfizer global network and is one of the largest integrated biotechnology plants in the world. The type of work conducted on the site is highly specialised and requires top level people across the fields of science, engineering and biotechnology.”

Pfizer has invested $7bn in operations in Ireland since 1969. The Ringaskiddy and Little Island sites also have recruitment activity underway to fill over 40 positions in Cork. These roles include process operators, mechanical & electrical/instrumentation craft, process engineers, process chemists, and quality control analysts.

Pfizer Ringaskiddy recently secured $30 million investment to develop specialist new capability to manufacture some of Pfizer’s newest cancer medicines and other future pipeline medicines. The investment enabled the introduction of new innovative technologies which required more specialised R&D skills.

Seamus Fives, site lead, Ringaskiddy and Little Island, commented: “We are delighted to announce the news Pfizer is hiring and we look forward to expanding our team. These new positions are key roles within the organisation and play an important function in the manufacturing and delivery of medicines to patients worldwide. The sites in Cork play a key role in scaling up manufacturing of Pfizer’s newest medicines but also in manufacturing some of Pfizer’s older medicines which remain important medicines for patients.”

Dr Paul Duffy, vice president, Pfizer, said: “Pharmaceutical manufacturing in Ireland continues to perform well contributing strongly to exports and economic growth, and providing good careers and jobs. 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. Pfizer is one of Ireland’s leading employers and economic contributors. Our sites in Ireland manufacture some of Pfizer’s leading and newest medicines for export globally.”

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