Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.9 - Other human health activities

170 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 December 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


American multinational health information company IQVIA is to create 170 jobs in Ireland. The roles are in the areas of medical information and pharmacovigilance to monitor the safety of Covid-19 vaccines and will be performed remotely. The company provides advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry.

IQVIA expects to fill the jobs before the end of March 2021

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar welcomed the news. “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,” he said. “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.”



Eurofound (2020), IQVIA, Business expansion in Ireland, factsheet number 102735, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102735.