33 Irish Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Companies Hiring Right Now

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If you asked someone just a few decades ago to predict what one of the most booming career fields in Ireland would be today, it's likely not many would have said the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries.

But our world changes fast. And sure enough, Pharma and Medtech companies are now some of the most successful, forward-thinking, and fastest-growing companies in Ireland – as evidenced by the list of employers we’ve rounded up here.

As a result of the ever-changing and continuously growing pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector in Ireland, these companies are all making big hiring pushes right now. If you’re eager to join the age of medical innovation, there’s never been a better time to get that CV ready, check out their open positions and get moving toward your future career.

Medtech companies in Ireland at a glance


Company

Location

What They Do

AbbVie

Cork, Sligo, Dublin

Hospital/homecare products

Abbott Ireland

Cavan, Tipperary, Donegal, Dublin, Longford, Sligo

Ophthalmic medical devices

Advant Medical

Galway

Medical device research/design/manufacturing 

Aerogen

Galway

Hospital/homecare products

Alcon

Cork

Ophthalmic medical devices

ArcRoyal

Meath

Hospital/homecare products

AventaMed

Cork

Hospital/homecare products

Baxter

Dublin, Mayo

Hospital/homecare products

Beckman Coulter

Clare

Diagnostic

Bellurgan Medical

Louth

Medical device research/design/manufacturing 

Blueacre Technology

Louth

Medical device research/design/manufacturing 

BlueBridge Technology

Dublin

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Boston Scientific

Cork. Galway, Tipperary

Vascular medical devices

Cambus Medical

Galway

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Capsos Medical

Galway

Vascular medical devices

Caragh Precision

Galway

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Class Medical

Limerick

Hospital/homecare products

Cook Medical

Limerick

Hospital/homecare products

Creganna-Tactx Medical (part of TE Connectivity)

Galway

Hospital/homecare products

DePuy Synthes (part of Johnson & Johnson)


Orthopaedic medical devices

Filtertek

Limerick

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Harmac Medical Products

Roscommon

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

ICON



Integer

Galway

Hospital/homecare products

Integra LifeSciences

Dublin

Hospital/homecare products

KCI



Mainstay Medical

Dublin

Orthopaedic medical devices

Meda Manufacturing

Dublin

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Medtronic

Dublin, Galway

Hospital/homecare products

Merit Medical

Galway

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Natus Ireland

Galway

Hospital/homecare products

Neuromod

Dublin

Health software

Nelipak

Galway

Service

NeoSurgical

Galway

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Neuravi

Galway

Vascular medical devices

PMD Solutions

Cork

Hospital/homecare products

PPD

Westmeath

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Presbia

Dublin

Ophthalmic medical devices

ProTek Medical

Sligo

Hospital/homecare products

Roche

Clare

Diagnostic medical devices

SelfSense Technologies

Dublin

Dental devices

Signum Surgical

Galway

Hospital/homecare products

Stryker

Belfast, Cork, Limerick

Orthopaedic and vascular medical devices

SurgaColl Technologies

Dublin

Orthopaedic medical devices

Teleflex Medical

Westmeath

Hospital/homecare products

Utah Medical

Westmeath

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Veryan Medical

Galway

Vascular stents

Vitalograph Ltd

Clare

Vascular medical devices

Vivasure Medical

Galway

Vascular medical devices

Welch Allyn

Meath

Diagnostic medical devices

X-Bolt Orthopaedics

Dublin

Orthopaedic medical devices

Zeus

Cork

Medical device research/design/manufacturing  

Zimmer Biomet

Clare, Galway, Dublin

Orthopaedic medical devices

 

Top Irish Medtech companies hiring right now

Ireland has been making serious strides when it comes to establishing itself as a major playing in the global medtech space.

  • Ireland is one of the top five hubs for Medtech in the world.

  • 9 of the world’s top-10 Medtech companies have a base in Ireland.

  • Irish Medtech companies export over €12 billion worth of goods every year.

  • With over 38,000 people working in the sector, Irish companies are currently the biggest employers of medical technology professionals in Europe. 

  • An additional 4,000 jobs at Irish Medtech companies will be added by 2020.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the most exciting medical technology companies in Ireland that are actively recruiting skilled Medtech professionals.

And remember, if you need to reskill and upskill, a Medtech-related postgraduate course could help future-proof your career.

1.  AbbVie

Details: With two start-of-the-art manufacturing sites in Cork and Sligo, AbbVie is a big contributor to the pharmaceutical job market in Ireland. While many companies use culture as a selling point, AbbVie considers it essential to the entire business strategy and success of the company. For employees, this means professional development opportunities, team-building exercises and annual performance surveys.

What employees say: “Really good culture, great benefits and a very innovative environment.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.2

See open jobs at AbbVie >

2. Abbott Ireland

Details: Abbott is another innovator in medical device and equipment manufacturing. Jobs in a range of disciplines – including production, operations and quality assurance – are available at Abbott’s Sligo manufacturing centre. Just last year, Abbott also confirmed they plan to hire an additional 500 workers at their Donegal site over the next few years.

Glassdoor rating: 3.5

See open jobs at  Abbott Ireland >

3. Advant Medical

Details: Another medical device manufacturer, Advant Medical are currently experiencing exponential growth at their Galway plant. If you’re passionate about engineering a better future for healthcare and medical treatment, look no further than these guys.

See open jobs at Advant Medical >

4. Aerogen

Details: Galway-based Aerogen are a medical device company that specialise in aerosol drug delivery systems for the global critical care respiratory market. They’re also experiencing a growth spurt of late, so it’s well worth getting in while they’re looking to expand! 

What employees say: “Exciting growing company with some of the best talent around Galway. If you are willing to work hard and be challenged it’s a fantastic place to grow and learn and develop your career. Great people and lots of fun social events.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.1

See open jobs at Aerogen >

5. ArcRoyal

Details: Meath-based ArcRoyal are one of the leading manufacturers of custom procedure trays and surgical accessories globally. If you live in Meath (or near enough to work here) it’s well worth taking a look at any openings at ArcRoyal, who in recent years have been looking to expand their medical manufacturing facilities.

What employees say: “Great local place to work.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.5

See open jobs at ArcRoyal >

6. AventaMed

Details: Another Cork-based medical manufacturer, AventaMed specialise in an ENT medical device that can insert ear grommets without the need for general anaesthetic.

See open jobs at AventaMed >

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What employees say: “Good environment to work, flexible working hours, overtime offered, free coffee from coffee machines, free breakfast and fruit.”

Glassdoor rating: 2.7

See open jobs at Baxter >

8. Beckman Coulter

Details: With over 10,000 employees and growing, Beckman Coulter is one of the world’s leading biomedical manufacturers. Every day, innovators here dream up clever gadgets to put to good use in patients’ and doctors’ lives. For aspiring medtech professionals based in the west, Beckman Coulter is among the best places to work.

What employees say: “Lovely staff, great benefits, good salary, great working hours.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.3

See open jobs at Beckman Coulter >

9. Bellurgan Medical

Details: There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at Louth-based Bellurgan Medical – while they make components for medical devices, they’ve since branched out into creating solutions for the aerospace industry!

See open jobs at Bellurgan Medical >

10. Blueacre Technology

Details: A surgical device manufacturer based in Dundalk, Blueacre Technology has developed some of the most cutting-edge laser micromachining systems on the global market. Blueacre is a prime choice for workers looking to work in the increasingly lucrative medtech market in the east region.

See open jobs at Blueacre Technology >

11. BlueBridge Technology

Details: BlueBridge is a Dublin-based startup that specialises in developing medical apps. Their apps have quickly gained traction in the healthcare space in recent years, making them one of the most exciting medtech organisations to work for right now.

What employees say: “Small, flat teams; dynamic and expanding company.”

Glassdoor rating: 4.2

See open jobs at BlueBridge Technology >

12. Boston Scientific

Details: Boston Scientific is another global behemoth in the medical technology market, best known for manufacturing devices such as stents, defibrillators and pacemakers. Many of their openings are in manufacturing and clinical services, but there are numerous corporate jobs in other areas, such as sales.

What employees say: “Good environment for learning new skills and good facilities. Great for promoting further education and training.”

Glassdoor rating: 4

See open jobs at Boston Scientific >

13. Cambus Medical

Details: Based in Galway, Cambus Medical specialises in making hypotubes and components for catheter systems.

What employees say: “New integration of parent company methodologies is driving better methods and actions in the business. Management typically open to new ideas and ways to go about improving the QMS.”

Glassdoor rating: 2.9

See open jobs at Cambus Medical >

14. Capsos Medical

Details: Yet another Galway-based medtech company, Capsos were the pioneers of CapBuster, a balloon catheter and guidewire combination device that treats blocked arteries. 

See open jobs at Capsos Medical >

15. Caragh Precision

Details: Founded in Galway almost 40 years ago, Caragh Precision are a global leader in medical components and implants used to treat orthopaedic and vascular trauma.

What employees say: “Constantly evolving workplace. Offers constant challenges.”

Glassdoor rating: 2.9

See open jobs at Caragh Precision >

16. Class Medical

Details: Class Medical, a medtech startup located in Limerick, are the creators of an innovative device to treat common urinary conditions, called the TUCSS valve. 

See open jobs at Class Medical >

17. Cook Medical

Details: The medtech professionals at Limerick-based Cook Medical develop surgical tools that facilitate and enable the performance of minimally-invasive surgery. Right now, Cook Medical has openings in several areas, including quality control and assembly.

What employees say: “Excellent hours with flexible start times, good opportunities for education once relevant to the business and good benefits.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.3

See open jobs at Cook Medical >

18. Creganna-Tactx Medical

Details: The Galway medtech sector is going from strength to strength, and Creganna-Tactx Medical, a manufacturer of minimally-invasive medical products, is one of the most innovative companies hiring in the county now.

What employees say: “Great company to work for, with unlimited opportunities for development.”

Glassdoor rating: 2.9

See open jobs at Creganna-Tactx Medical >

19. DePuy Synthes

Details: Specialising in medical devices for orthopaedics, spinal care, neuroscience and more, DePuy Synthes products have a strong presence in hospitals and emergency rooms across the world. As part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, DePuy is a market beast in the medtech sector and only growing larger and more dominant as time goes on. And because they’re always growing, they’re always hiring.

What employees say: “World leader in process excellence, drives innovation, friendly welcoming, inclusive and forward-thinking.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.8

See open jobs at DePuy Synthes >

20. Filtertek

Details: Filtertek specialises in manufacturing filters and fluid control components for the global medical device market. In recent years, they’ve also expanded their operations in the Limerick area. 

See open jobs at Filtertek >

21. Harmac Medical Products

Details: Harmac Medical Products contributes significantly to the local medical manufacturing job market in Roscommon as a fast-growing manufacturer with cutting-edge capabilities.

Glassdoor rating: 3.6

See open jobs at Harmac Medical Products >

22. ICON

Details: Dublin-headquartered ICON provides drug development solutions and services to the medical device industry globally. At present, this company employs just under 15,000 people across 40 countries. ICON has jobs up for grabs in compliance, project management and manufacturing and operations

What employees say: “Great people in the company, very sociable and enjoyable place to work, good culture, flexible working hours, good training provided, good work processes in place, easy to learn and manage work.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.2

See open jobs at ICON >

23. Integer

Details: With its global headquarters in Galway, Integer is a big contributor to the global medical device manufacturing industry. Right now, Integer is expanding its medical assembly, operation and quality assurance jobs at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in New Ross.

Glassdoor rating: 3.4

What employees say: “Great leadership, salary and benefits.”

See open jobs at Integer >

24. Integra LifeSciences

Details: A world-leading medical technology company, Integra LifeSciences are best known for their orthopaedic instruments, devices and implants used by surgeons all across the globe. 

What employees say: “Good company making life-saving products. Great people. A company with a great future!”

Glassdoor rating: 2.5

See open jobs at Integra LifeSciences >

25. Mainstay Medical

Details: Mainstay Medical are the innovators behind ReActiv8, an implantable neurostimulation system.

See open jobs at Mainstay Medical >

26. Medtronic

Details: As the world’s largest developer of medical equipment, Medtronic offers a wide range of job opportunities for medical assembly line workers and other medical manufacturing positions for people based in Galway and Dublin. 

What employees say: “Inclusive, dynamic team, enjoyable work, close to patients.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.6

See open jobs at Medtronic >

27. Natus

Details: American medical device company Natus recently made waves by announcing it has plans to triple the size of its 22,000 square-foot facilities in Gort, Co. Galway. And the company is only getting bigger – as a result of the expansion, Natus has committed to growing its current workforce from 125 to 200 within the next three years. If we were you, we’d apply ASAP. 

Glassdoor rating: 3.1

See open jobs at Natus Ireland >

28. Neuromod

Details: Another medical device startup making waves in Ireland, Neuromod was one of the first companies that recognized the unique needs of individuals with chronic tinnitus – a realisation that powered their invention, the Mutebutton device.

See open jobs at Neuromod >

29. NeoSurgical

Details: Located in Galway, NeoSurgical manufacture laparoscopic port closure devices for use in abdominal surgeries.

See open jobs at NeoSurgical >

30. Neuravi

Details: Neuravi, acquired by Johnson & Johnson a few years back, were the pioneers behind new treatment for strokes. Called the EmboTrap, this device captures blood clots and restores blood flow in stroke patients.

See open jobs at Signum Surgical >

31. Stryker

Details: Medtech multinational Stryker has been busy operating a number of sites across the country since its expansion into Ireland way back in 1998. Today, it has an extensive medical manufacturing presence here, with Stryker products now available in more than 100 countries worldwide.

What employees say: “Great environment for the ambitious. Loads of opportunities to take on extra work, offer perspective and be given a front seat if one is inclined to look for it.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.9

See open jobs at Stryker >

32. Teleflex Medical

Details: Workers at Teleflex’s Westmeath facility work on medical products across a range of specialisations, including cardiology, urology, anesthesiology, respiratory care and more. 

What employees say: “Good benefits and friendly staff.”

Glassdoor rating: 3.4

See open jobs at Teleflex Medical >

33. Utah Medical

Details: Utah Medical is an American multinational company headquartered in Utah that creates both disposable and reusable medical products for women and babies. With an excellent reputation as an employer in the local area, Utah Medical’s manufacturing facility in Westmeath is regularly lauded for its vibrant working environment.

What employees say: “Great ability to work across various teams. Continuously profitable and innovative company. Great benefits and stock options. Exposure to all parts of a medical device company. Room to grow for innovative and motivated employees.”

Glassdoor rating: 2.9

See open jobs at Utah Medical >


 

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