MSD to create 50 new jobs in Brinny

Posted on: 8th March, 2016

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Leading healthcare company MSD has announced that it will create 50 new jobs at its state-of-the-art facility in Brinny, near Innishannon, by the end of 2016. The company is seeking experience professionals in manufacturing, quality, technology, engineering and environmental and safety as part of a wider recruitment drive which will see the company hire 200 experienced professionals for positions at MSD’s locations in Cork, Tipperary and Carlow.

Recognised as Ireland’s Pharma Company and Biopharma Company of the Year in 2015, MSD already employs over 2,000 people across five sites in Ireland – in Cork, Tipperary, Dublin, Carlow and Wicklow.

MSD in Brinny specialises in the fermentation and sterile filling of biotech products. The Brinny facility now has 450 highly-skilled people working to deliver on the company’s vision of meeting unmet medical needs and helping save and improve lives around the world.

Matt Corcoran, Site Lead at MSD in Brinny, said: “The creation of these new roles reflects MSD’s ongoing commitment to Brinny and to supporting the growth of innovative product lines led by a highly-skilled Irish workforce. Those taking up these new roles in Brinny will be at the cutting edge of healthcare innovation and will play a key role in delivering MSD’s overall ambition to preserve and improve human life. Our state-of-the-art facilities here in in Brinny, along with MSD sites in Tipperary and Carlow, are leading the way in the development of new medicines, including MSD’s new treatments for cancer and hepatitis C, which are being manufactured in Ireland for the world market.”

Due to continued growth and an increase in the supply of products to the global market from Ireland, MSD in Brinny is seeking 50 new experienced professionals including those with expertise in manufacturing, quality, technology, engineering and environment and safety.

MSD has a strong legacy in Ireland that stretches back over the last 50 years, and in that time, the company has invested over $2.5 billion in expanding and developing its facilities here. The company provides healthcare solutions and innovative medicines in areas such as diabetes, heart disease, immunology, oncology, infectious diseases, women’s health and anaesthesiology.

Details on open roles at MSD are available at

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