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5 cool companies hiring in research and development right now

20 Jun 2017

Does your passion lie in the cutting edge of research? Check out some of the coolest companies hiring people in research right now.

It’s Research Week here at and we’re exploring all aspects of a career in research.

For many, research might seem so vague and many might simply picture researchers as the simplified version of a scientist in a lab coat trying to figure something out.

However, there are so many more sides to the field than that, and there are plenty of companies hiring in research and development (R&D) at the moment.

If you want to work at the cutting edge of research, take a look at the incredible opportunities available below.


Accenture may be a management consulting company, but did you know it’s also at the forefront IoT, AI and data?

From a researcher perspective, Accenture is currently looking for research knowledge management analysts, a design research lead and people in advanced analytics.

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Pharma giant Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has been hiring big lately, currently filling more than 400 roles in Ireland.

For those interested in research, BMS is the perfect opportunity. It’s hiring manufacturing support scientists, bioprocess associates and a number of analysts.


Chip manufacturer Intel is always looking for researchers to provide innovations in chips and processors.

Currently hiring a number of research scientists in the US, Intel is also on the lookout for a photonics researcher, a components research engineer and several research interns.


Fresh from the announcement of 330 jobs last month, MSD is a major player for anyone looking for a research job.

In particular, MSD is looking for chemical engineers, process leads, analysts and process engineers.


As a global leader in semiconductor components for wireless communications, U-blox offers a wide range of career opportunities in R&D.

Particularly, U-blox is looking for an engineer with significant experience in advanced research in Cork. Outside of Ireland, it’s also hiring engineers in R&D in Germany, Finland, Switzerland and many other countries.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the editor of Silicon Republic in 2023, having worked as the deputy editor since February 2020. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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