Merck & Co Plans to Hire 200 Staff to Support Irish Manufacturing Facilities

MSD. which is Merck & Co. outside of the US and Canada, will create 200 new jobs across three of its Irish manufacturing sites respectively in Carlow, Cork, and Tipperary by the end of 2016. The new roles span operations, quality, engineering, supply chain, and commercial operations.

MSD in Carlow, the company's only standalone vaccine and biologics facility outside the US, is creating 110 new roles spanning production, engineering and quality control. MSD in Brinny, County Cork, which specializes in the fermentation and sterile filling of biotech products, is seeking 50 new hires in manufacturing, quality, technology, engineering, and environmental & safety. Finally, MSD in Ballydine, CountyTipperary, which is involved in the R&D, formulation and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients, will recruit 40 new employees, including process and chemical engineers and organic chemists by the end of the year.

MSD now employs more than 2,000 people across five sites in Ireland: Dublin, Carlow, Cork, Tipperary, and Wicklow. Its Irish operations, encompassing manufacturing, commercial, global financial services and marketing facilities, had a turnover of EUR 3 billion ($3.3 billion) in 2014.

Source: MSD

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