Shannon-based chemistry company Reagecon is targeting a significant expansion of its export business, hoping to hit €50m by 2020 and hiring 25 people over the next two years.
The recruitment drive was actually for a total of 40 people, with 15 vacancies filled already, with the company now in its 26th year in Shannon.
The roles Reagecon is looking to fill are “high-value chemist positions”, adding to its current workforce of 96 – over half of these are scientists.
Chemistry jobs on back of constant investment
Reagecon develops, manufactures and exports physical and chemical standards and reagents for laboratories worldwide.
In what John Barron, MD of the company, called “an ambitious programme of scaling”, the positions will be based at the Shannon facility.
“An investment of more than €3m in our R&D capability has further enabled us to grow our marketable product range and diversity and, as a result, expand our global customer footprint,” he said.
“Since 2011, the company has spent €3m on R&D. Since 2011, the new product development continues to yield a massive output of patentable inventions, innovations, features and benefits that confers significant competitive advantage over our competitors.”