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Prospective Candidates

Welcome to You are most likely here because you have an interest in finding out more about the pharmaceutical sector; you are actively searching for positions within the pharma industry or would like to find out more about us and how we can help you...

The pharmaceutical industry offers a wealth of opportunities for ambitious and enthusiastic graduates with careers ranging from Quality Management and Process Development to Analytical Sciences and Research and Development. As a starting point your degree is generally the foundations towards your future career path, with chemists usually going into jobs such as Quality Control, Formulation, Analytical and Process Development and Research & Development. Biochemists also follow similar paths, but usually into more Molecular Biology based biopharmaceutical companies and are involved in the development, manufacture and quality management of peptide and biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and antibodies. Another popular career path is Microbiology, with graduates from this area moving into Pharmaceutical Quality Control and Microbiological Biopharmaceutical Development. Graduates from less analytical backgrounds, such as pharmacology, physiology and biology tends to find jobs in Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, Validation, Documentation, Commercialisation and Product Management.

Career Profiles commonly encountered in the pharmaceutical sector in Ireland include:

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We have designed the information contained in this site to give you a complete understanding of the pharmaceutical sector in Ireland; to give you an understanding of how the recruitment process works and to allow you to look at the different career profiles within the sector and to choose where you could potentially fit in and what you need to do to achieve your goal. Please feel free to contact us for advice or information.