Latest 9,100 Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Job Announcements for Ireland

By: Donagh Fitzgerald B.Prod Eng and Claire Wilson BSc. Last Updated: Jan 2024

A staggering 9,100 job announcements have been made in the pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing sector, from January 2022 to December 2023 making this a fantastic time to pursue a career in this field

This growth has, of course, led to many companies looking to hire more staff. It can be difficult to keep track of which companies are still in the process of recruiting for these announcements so we thought we’d do it for you!

Latest 8,800 Pharma Job Announcements for Ireland

Our Irish Job Announcement List

The page contains a list of expansion plans and job announcements from January 2022 to December 2023 that are recruiting or will be recruiting till 2027.  The links here are to news articles to let you see details of the announcements. To follow up, visit the company career pages or contact them directly. You can find a complete list of links to company career pages on our List of 180 Pharmaceutical & Med Device Companies and this Table of 213 Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Factories in Ireland Organised by County.

We’ll be updating this page regularly so check back every so often to see new announcements!



  • AbbVie to create 70 jobs in Cork with €60m investment
  • Astellas to add 100 jobs in Tralee, Co Kerry
  • Boston Scientific to create 400 new jobs in Clonmel
  • Edwards Lifesciences announces 250 new jobs for Limerick
  • Eli Lilly plant to create 300 jobs in Limerick
  • GE Healthcare to create 140 Cork jobs from new €30.5m production line
  • Horizon Therapeutics announce 350 new jobs for Waterford
  • J&J investment in Limerick to create up to 200 jobs
  • J&J to expand Limerick site plans to create 80 jobs
  • Janssen investment to create up to 180 jobs
  • New MeiraGTx biotech facility in Shannon could create up to 300 jobs
  • Merck announces €440m investment in Cork, creating 370 new jobs
  • Medical device firm Vitalograph creating 200 jobs in Clare and Limerick



  • Galway-based Aerogen to hire 500 as inhaler is used in China’s Covid-booster programme
  • Medtech firm Arrotek to create 100 jobs in Sligo
  • Boston Scientific to create 300 jobs with €100m investment in Galway plant
  • Charles River Laboratories to create 70 new jobs in Ballina
  • Dexcom to create 1000 jobs in Galway
  • Medical device maker Freudenberg to add 100 jobs in Galway
  • Meissner Filtration Products €95m. expansion to create 250 new jobs

We hope you find this list useful and wish you luck with your job hunt!

We are continually updating this page and try hard to keep this information as accurate as possible. But if you know of a company we’ve missed or see data that needs correction, please contact us.

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About the Author

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Donagh Fitzgerald

Head of Marketing & Product Development
Mechanical/Production Engineer

Donagh looks after the marketing and product development including the training and pedagogical elements of our programs and makes sure that all GetReskilled’s users can have a great online learning experience. Donagh has lived and worked in many countries including Ireland, America, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. Donagh has also served as the Program Manager for the Farmleigh Fellowship based out of Singapore.

Donagh holds Degrees in Production Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from South East Technological University, Ireland.

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Claire Wilson

Content Marketing and Career Coaching

Claire runs GetReskilled’s Advanced Career Coaching Programme – our specially devised job hunting course that helps our trainees take that final step into employment by leading them through the job hunting process. She is extremely enthusiastic about helping people reach their final goal of employment in their new career path.

Claire has a BSc (Hons) in Medical Biology from Edinburgh University and spent 7 years working in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.