What's New from the Ireland Chapter
NIBRT Annual Careers Event
On April 14th 2018, PDA Ireland exhibited at the annual Careers in BioPharma event in NIBRT. Over 500 attendees came along on the day and had the opportunity to meet with PDA Ireland, and blue chip employers from the rapidly expanding Biopharma Industry in Ireland. The Irish biopharma industry continues to grow with 20 biologics manufacturing sites and $10 billion in capital investment in the last decade, the sector is forecast to add 8,400 new jobs up to 2020. Those who want to work within the biopharma sphere had an great opportunity to talk to people who work for some of major facilities. PDA is delighted to have exhibited at this event and meet with students and job seekers.
PDA Ireland networking with Ireland’s Young Professionals in Dublin
The PDA Ireland chapter hosted their first event for Young Professionals (YP’s) in Dublin’s Hilton Hotel Kilmainham on 22 March 2018. The event was designed as an opportunity for students and recent graduates to network with PDA members to learn more about the opportunities in the pharmaceutical business in Ireland and about the PDA. Students from each of the third level colleges in the Dublin area attended as well as graduates from Amgen, Pfizer, BMS, and Allergan. Shane Costigan who was the recipient of the 2017 bursary to the European PDA conference presented on his PDA journey over the past 12 months. The attendees provided positive feedback on the event and we hope to arrange similar events in other parts of the country later in the year.