130 pharma jobs in Dublin as Parexel expands

27 Jul 2015

Pharmaceutical company Parexel is looking to bring 130 jobs to Dublin over the next 18 months with the opening of a new office in Kilmainham.

There’s already 70 people in place, with a further 130 expected over the next 12 to 18 months across all areas of its business.

The Massachusetts company has offices in 51 countries around the world, with more than 17,440 employees working across the biopharmaceutical and medical device therapy sector.

The new jobs will be across areas such as clinical, technology, legal, consulting and logistics – including senior decision-making roles.

Important growth

“Europe is important to our growth and business strategy, and Ireland specifically is a key country from which we can better serve our customers and continue our growth,” said Douglas A. Batt, SVP and general counsel at the company.

“This office will be a global decision-making hub for our company.

“Senior leaders based here will be making strategic decisions for the company worldwide, and this office will play a critical role in continuing to bring Parexel’s global brand to the world.”

Pharmaceutical jobs in Dublin

Paraxel services the whole biopharmaceutical industry, providing a broad range of expertise-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services.

“Parexel’s decision to locate in Ireland is an endorsement of the skills available to biopharmaceutical companies here,” said Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland.

“Ireland is the perfect place in which to locate a global hub – our location facilitates access into Europe, the Middle East and further afield.”

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Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

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