Interested in learning more about graduate programme opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry?

The PIER Committee is organising a virtual information event via Zoom on Thursday 21st September 2023 (7.00pm-8.30pm), highlighting opportunities for pharmacists through industry related graduate programmes. 

  • Learn about companies offering graduate programmes
  • Get practical advice on making a winning application in a competitive market place
  • Hear from pharmacists who are undertaking or who have undertaken graduate programmes across a range of companies

Do you or your company have a graduate programme that you would like to be featured? Please let us know at

PIER members & non-members welcome to attend this particular event. Please register your interest on this form to receive access to the virtual event:

PIER membership is open to all pharmacists, interns and pharmacy students with an interest in industry. For further information, please visit



 PIER career event 29th Sept 2022

The PIER Committee is organising a virtual alternate career information event via Zoom on Thursday 29th September 2022 (7.00pm-9.00pm). This event are a great opportunity for students, interns or early career pharmacists to get advice about job hunting and to hear from a panel of pharmacists working in a number of different roles. 

PIER members & non-members welcome to attend this particular event. 

Please access the webinar via Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 812 3366 9965Passcode: 042228



Pharma Integrity are the leading provider of healthcare compliance consultancy to pharmaceutical companies operating in Ireland. They are currently recruiting for two roles. The job descriptions for the two roles are posted here

Deadline for applications is 1st August 2022.

The HPRA is recruiting for a Pharmaceutical Assessor who will work as part of the Pharmaceutical Assessment section in the Human Products Authorisation and Registration (HPAR) department.  Position will evaluate the quality aspects of new applications for human medicinal products and variations to/renewals of existing authorisations for pharmaceutical products containing new chemical entities or established active ingredients.

Job description is available via this link

Closing date for applications is Friday 8th July 2022. 

TCP Homecare are a leading provider of Homecare Services on a national scale. We currently have an exciting opportunity as we are seeking to employ a clinical pharmacist on a full time basis from July 2022 to January 2023 on a specified purpose contract. 

We are looking for innovative, enthusiastic professionals who demonstrate flexibility and ability to adapt to change to join our pharmacy team.  This role provides the opportunity to gain experience in a quality environment, and to receive training in Good Distribution Practice (GDP), alongside unique pharmacy experience in orphan drugs, haemophilia, TPN and IV antibiotics.  The role currently requires a Mon to Fri working pattern with lunch and no late nights, weekends or on call.  You will be part of a professional, quality focused team, who continually strive to provide the highest clinical care to patients.  Full training is provided. 

40 hour week, Monday to Friday.  Excellent support staff. 

Key Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Registered as a pharmacist with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland
  • Hard working, positive and enthusiastic
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • Strong patient communication skills and experience
  • The ability to work in a fast passed environment in a self-directive manner, while also being receptive to instruction
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills, works well to deadlines for patients
  • Attention to detail and a strict quality focus
  • A good team player, with reliability and flexibility key requirements
  • Good administration skills and computer skills, to include excel, word, and outlook
  • Good communication and clinical skills with both patients and professional staff, excellent written and verbal English required

Job Scope:

The Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for ensuring pharmaceutical care for patients, in accordance with the standards of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to the guidelines, laws, code of conduct and policies of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland. 
  • Clinically review individual patient drug therapy for appropriateness to optimise drug therapy.  Provide pharmaceutical care to patients. 
  • Provide counselling on medicines to patients.  Ensure that any patient receiving a dispensed medical product is provided with sufficient information and advice to facilitate the safe use and handling of a product.
  • Respond to medication related queries from both patients and other healthcare professionals.
  • Be responsible for the accurate coordination and dispensing of pharmaceutical product and ancillary stock to patients, in collaboration with the logistics team.  Contribute to quality-assured safety checking systems.
  • Work within a temperature controlled environment (fridge unit) to dispense product at interval periods.
  • Contribute to error management, near miss reporting, incident reporting, and associated corrective and preventative actions. 
  • Partake in audits and regulatory inspections as required. 
  • Attend pharmacist meetings and team meetings. 
  • Be responsible for adherence to GDP standards for wholesale supply of medicines.  Support the RP in the maintenance of the Quality Management System. 
  • Participate in clinical trials, in accordance with the standards of Good Clinical Practice.  Responsibility for drug accountability and completion of dispensing logs and clinical trial documentation. 
  • Maintain professional competency and keep up to date with current developments in current area of practice. 
  • Collaborate with homecare and logistics departments; work with multidisciplinary teams within the Company such as nursing and quality departments. 

See if interested in applying. 

The PIER Committee is delighted to be organising this CPD lunchtime webinar on 'How Real World Data is Changing the Pharmaceutical Industry' on Wednesday 22nd June 2022 from 1.05pm-2.00pm. 

About the speaker:

Dr Abaigeal Jackson is a Medical Advisor in Dermatology with expertise in conducting research using Real World Data. Prior to joining the Inflammation and Immunology team at Pfizer in 2020, she was the Head of Research and Operations at the Cystic Fibrosis Registry of Ireland, based in the UCD School of Public Health. She chaired the European CF Patient Registry Scientific Committee 2015-2018 and has authored several scientific publications on CF epidemiology using Irish and European patient registry and other real world data. In 2019, she co-authored a guide to developing patient registries in Ireland. 

Abaigeal has a PhD in Public Health from the University of Glasgow (2006) and a BA Mod in Natural Sciences (Zoology) from Trinity College, Dublin (2001).

Webinar Access:

PIER Committee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting via this link

Meeting ID: 874 1337 8687
Passcode: 992000

Overview of Webinar

The revision of ICHQ2(R1): Validation of Analytical Procedures and the development of ICHQ14: Analytical Procedure Development reached the key ICH milestone of Step 2 publication for public consultation in March 2022. The combined topic Q2(R2)/Q14 represents an opportunity to provide guidance on how to apply enhanced development approaches (‘Quality by Design’) to analytical procedures and how to use the knowledge obtained to support routine use of procedures. Q2(R2)/Q14 will also have the potential to facilitate the selection or identification of development approaches that will reduce the risk incurred by post-approval changes to analytical procedures discussed in ICHQ12: Pharmaceutical product Lifecycle Management. This webinar will explain why these guidelines are being developed as well as highlighting the implications and opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to understand: 

  • How Quality by Design can be applied to Analytical Procedures (“Analytical Quality by Design” or AQbD) and learn about key concepts such as the Analytical Target Profile (ATP)
  • What has changed in the revision of ICHQ2(R1) and what opportunities this may provide
  • The purpose of ICHQ14 and what this new guideline means for the pharmaceutical industry.

About the Speaker

Philip Borman, director and senior fellow at GSK. Over many years, Phil has pioneered the adaptation of Quality by Design principles to analytical procedures and currently co-leads the EFPIA ICH Q2(R2) and ICH Q14 guidance on Quality by Design.  

For further information including registration link, see event flyer EIPG webinar 'Analytical Procedures ICH Q2(R2) and Q14'_15 June 2022

The PIER Committee is delighted to organise the 'Protecting your rationale self - how to apply intelligence for wise decisions' lunchtime webinar on Wed 27th April 2022 from 1.05pm-2.00pm.

The presenter is Fiona Fennell of Think4Purpose (, 

Outline agenda is as follows: 

 How ‘rational’ has evolution shaped us to be?
- Which definition of 'rationality' underscores Evidence-Based Medicine?
- Why is 'Self-Knowledge' important for well-informed Risk-Based Decision-Making? &
- Will thinking more philosophically in Work 4.0 offer benefits to Patients?


All PIER members and non-members welcome to attend. 

Join Zoom Meeting ID: 814 7353 6005Passcode: 624176


Pfizer Healthcare Ireland (Citywest) is recruiting for a Medical Advisor (contract) role to support the Vaccines Business Unit. 

If interested, please apply via

Posted 31st March 2022

Pfizer CMC Regulatory Affairs (Vaccines) is recruiting for a Regulatory Stragegist role. This is a contract role and would suit a recently qualified pharmacist or experienced patient facing pharmacist looking to gain experience in CMC. 

See job description Pfizer CMC Regulatory Strategist role_March 2022

Posted 30th March 2022

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