What Types of Jobs are there in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Departments Before we consider specific roles, we should first discuss the departments typically found within a pharmaceutical manufacturing company: Production (Manufacturing) - operate the machinery and systems that actually produce the pharmaceutical product. (Approx 50% of  total staff) Validation - assess and document all equipment and processes to ensure that an action, process or system leads [...]

Scotland’s Booming Pharmaceutical Industry

Scotland's Pharma Industry at a Glance Over 5,100 people directly employed by Pharmaceutical Companies in Scotland The industry exports over £462 million worth of manufactured goods Salaries per head are around £15,000 higher than the Scottish average Global companies including GlaxoSmithKline and Merck with facilities in Scotland Now let’s take a closer look at the pharma industry [...]

Take a look inside Ireland’s Pharma plants

Due to the strict rules and regulations of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, you typically can’t just take a tour of the manufacturing plants. But whether you’re preparing for an interview or you’re just interested to see what the inside of a pharma manufacturing plant actually looks like, we’ve got the next best thing…

2018 Irish Pharma Year in Review

What Was New in 2018? Several new facilities opened across Ireland in 2018, including... Agilent On November 16th, Agilent officially opened its new purpose-built R&D extension within its Little Island, Cork site. This new facility will allow both cell analysis and biosensor development. The opening also marked the company's integration of the newly acquired biotech [...]

15 Top LinkedIn Groups for CSV Professionals

Computer System Validation professionals are often part of a small team. Sometimes they're the only person with CSV responsibilities within their company. This means that networking with other professionals in similar roles can be difficult, but extremely important. LinkedIn is the "professional" social network. As such, it's a great place to start networking. There [...]

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