IQVIA to create 170 remote jobs across Ireland

IQVIA is inviting recent graduates and seasoned professionals to join the fight against Covid-19.

Global provider of advanced analytics, tech and clinical research services to the life sciences industry IQVIA has announced 170 new remote working jobs across Ireland.

The company is recruiting in the areas of medical information and pharmacovigilance with a focus on delivering these services in support of the commercial launch of vaccines indicated for Covid-19.

“The life sciences industry in Ireland has demonstrated real leadership this year in the global fight against Covid-19”

Recent graduates and seasoned professionals interested in making a worthwhile contribution to the global fight against COVID-19 are encouraged to apply.

Humanitarian effort

“We are proud to play a role in the humanitarian effort to ensure the safety profile of vaccines used for COVID-19 are monitored to the highest international standards,” said head of Pharmacovigilance Oversight and Analytics at IQVIA Ireland Barry Mulchrone.

“With more than two decades of experience monitoring the safety of medicines globally, our company in Ireland is well positioned to play its part in addressing the current global pandemic.”

IQVIA expects to fill the jobs before the end of March 2021, though there is potential for more roles to be created as the year progresses.

“There have been some positive indications recently regarding the potential for a Covid-19 vaccine and although there is still some way to go, it’s important that we plan now,” said Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar, TD.

“IQVIA is doing excellent work on drug safety and I am really pleased to see that they are creating an additional 170 jobs, specifically to prepare for coronavirus vaccines. It is encouraging that these roles will be available to staff working remotely.”

Present in Ireland since 1990, IQVIA pioneered the country as a hub for clinical research. These additional positions will reinforce IQVIA’s capability to fight the pandemic, ensuring vaccines administrated post authorization are safe for the public.

In addition to supporting life sciences in their clinical efforts across Europe and the globe, IQVIA’s activity in Ireland includes supporting the life sciences industry from R&D through to commercialization, as well as healthcare providers, to improve treatment outcomes and patient pathways. 

“IQVIA’s ambitious and exciting plans to add 170 new remote working positions in the coming months allows the company to access talent and skills right across all of Ireland’s regions,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.

“The life sciences industry in Ireland has demonstrated real leadership this year in the global fight against COVID-19 across research, dynamic supply chain responses, high value manufacturing and business services and support. This announcement by IQVIA is most welcome and points to Ireland’s reputation as a global centre of excellence for life sciences.”

By John Kennedy (

Published: 2 December 2020