Biotech company Horizon will hire 100 new employees in Dublin and Waterford

Biotech company Horizon will hire 100 new employees in Dublin and Waterford

Half of the jobs will be located at Horizon Therapeutics’ Waterford manufacturing facility, with the remainder at the company’s new global headquarters in Dublin.

Dublin-based biotech company Horizon Therapeutics expects to hire 100 new employees over the next 18 months.

Half of the new hires will be based at Horizon’s manufacturing facility in Waterford. The company purchased the facility in 2021 from EirGen Pharma to support the growth of its marketable rare disease medicines and biologics.

The roles at Waterford will be specialist high-end science and engineering roles, which the company hopes to have filled by the end of this year.

The other 50 jobs will be based in Dublin, where Horizon has had its global headquarters since 2014.

The announcement of Horizon’s hires coincided with the formal opening of its new global headquarters in the capital today (May 9), located in St Stephen’s Green.

Horizon Therapeutics employs approximately 200 people in Ireland in a variety of key functions including finance, legal, technical and research and development.

Its activity is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of medicines that meet the critical needs of people affected by rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases. Globally, it has approximately 2,000 employees.

“Ireland has been a wonderful place for Horizon for nearly 10 years and we as a company benefit enormously from the rich pool of talented and enthusiastic employees here,” said Timothy P Walbert, CEO of Horizon Therapeutics, at the opening of the new office. .

“Ireland is a key part of our global strategy and we will continue to invest significantly here to improve our business and demonstrate our support for the wider community.”

The company also invests in scholarships to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Ireland access education. Over the past two years, Horizon has provided scholarships of more than 120,000 euros to students attending Trinity College Dublin and the Waterford Institute of Technology, which is now part of South East Technological University.

Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, said: “Horizon is one of the next generation of high-growth biotech companies and its investment and job creation at both its global headquarters in Dublin and its advanced manufacturing facility in Waterford. they are highly regarded and add to Ireland’s growing biopharmaceutical industry ”.

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