Consider a Career in Life Sciences in Ireland

Ireland’s Life Sciences Industry


Ireland’s life sciences industry has grown exponentially in recent years and now exports almost €50 billion annually. We are home to many of the world’s largest and most successful companies across medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals with many multinationals basing their European headquarters here in Ireland.

The medical device sector is the largest division. There are over 50,000 people employed through the life sciences industry, about 24,000 of which are in the medical devices area spread through 160 companies. 8 of the top 10 medical device companies in the world are based in Ireland. 

18 of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies have operations in Ireland, too but the country has also become a hub for life science start-ups. Companies are attracted to Ireland’s low corporate tax rate and the availability of talent.  

Collins McNicholas has career opportunities nationwide with both large multinationals and start-ups in the life sciences industry. Do not hesitate to contact Courtney today to learn about the possibilities for you.

Relocating to Ireland

Ireland is proving ever-popular with expatriates due to it’s reasonable cost of living, excellent working conditions and exposure to senior roles. We have over 200 nationalities living and working in Ireland today, and this community is only growing.

Follow the link to find out everything you need to know about Living & Working in Ireland.

Industry in Ireland

Ireland has a number of thriving industries similar to the life sciences industry. Multinationals and start-ups in ICT, engineering, software, finance and others have based operations in Ireland. GDP and unemployment levels have returned to pre-economic crisis levels meaning there is a constant demand for more talent in order to maintain production levels.

View Our Publications to learn more about growing industry sectors in different areas of Ireland.

Life in Ireland

Ireland boasts a healthy work-life balance with both major cities as well as fascinating nature. Major cities such as Dublin, Cork, Limerick or Galway are contrasted by rugged coastlines and vast mountain ranges, creating stunning scenery. Outside of the major cities commute times, housing prices and disposable income are much better too. The average cost of living is lower than many other European cities and can be compared using Numbeo.

Interested in what you see? Want to learn more? 

Contact Courtney today:

Courtney Russell

Principal Recruitment Consultant

(071) 9108062