PPD recruits for Ireland research lab

PPD, which has had to cut jobs and sell a facility in the U.S. due to weakening demand, is opening a new facility in Ireland. Recruitment has begun for staff who will fill the halls of a new research facility set to open in Athlone, Ireland. The CRO says it's on track to open its doors at the Garrycastle Business and Technology Park in Q4 of this year. The North Carolina-based company expects to create up to 50 new jobs for the analytical testing laboratory in its first year, and 250 jobs over the next five years. 

The new facility will offer testing for clinical development programs of all phases. PPD is currently looking for lab assistants and scientists, and once senior management is in place later this year the company says it will increase recruitment of lab support staff. The company anticipates investing up to €14 million over five years.

- read more at the WestMeath Independent