Pharmaceutical company MSD has announced the creation of 350 jobs in Dublin.

The positions will come on stream with construction of a new biotechnology facility in Swords.

Site works will start immediately, and manufacturing is expected to begin in 2021.

Last year the company announced plans to will create 330 new jobs and invest €280 million up to 2020 at two of its three other Irish manufacturing sites.

MSD currently employs over 1,700 people across four sites in Ireland – in Carlow, Cork, Dublin and Tipperary.

Its extensive Irish operations, encompassing manufacturing, commercial and marketing facilities, had a turnover of €4.7 billion in 2016.

The company provides healthcare solutions and innovative medicines in areas such as diabetes, heart disease, immuno-oncology, infectious diseases and vaccines.

Details on open roles at MSD are available at www.msd.ie/careers

– Digital Desk

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