Amgen’s commercial operation in Ireland was established in the 1990’s. Amgen has two sites in Dublin employing in excess of 450 staff in Dun Laoghaire and Santry. Amgen Dun Laoghaire (ADL) is a 37,000 square metre aseptic operations facility, specialising in secondary manufacturing activities: formulation, filling and lyophilisation of syringe and vial products. Over 420 of Amgen’s Irish employees are based here, in high tech roles. Santry has 30 employees dedicated to bringing our medicines to patients, support services and clinical research. Amgen has a significant manufacturing, commercial and philanthropic footprint in Ireland.
Amgen set up Manufacturing in Dun Laoghaire in 2011; since then we have invested over $300m in expanding and modernising this facility, with potential for further growth. Subsequently, there were a number of follow on multi-million euro investments to support the introduction of new products to the site.
The importance of the site within the Amgen network:
The Dun Laoghaire site will be the primary manufacturing facility for all lyophilized products worldwide. In addition, the Dun Laoghaire site will provide 10-15% of global syringe supply for all other products. As one of only two internal fill and finish manufacturing facilities in the Amgen network, it is a critical part of the Amgen network with focused support for EU and ROW regions. Amgen Dun Laoghaire is responsible for maintaining the continuous security of supply across the world, so it is strategically very important.
Continuity of supply is an industry-wide issue on which Amgen takes a world leadership position.
Amgen’s mission attracts a workforce committed to making a difference for others. Making that positive difference is ingrained in Amgen’s business and culture and the Amgen Foundation’s work forms a vital part of what we stand for.
The main vehicle for Amgen’s corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility is the Amgen Foundation which seeks to advance excellence in science education, inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators and strengthen communities where Amgen staff members live and work.
Globally the Amgen Foundation has contributed $100m to advancing science education through their three signature science education programmes: Amgen Biotech Experience, Amgen Teach and Amgen Scholars. All of these programmes are available in Ireland.
Globally in excess of 6,000 teachers have received professional development opportunities and over two million students have received hands-on biotechnology experiences.
In Ireland, the Amgen Foundation has contributed €600,000 to advancing science education and over 53,000 students have been reached as part of Amgen Teach, Amgen Biotech Experience and Amgen Scholars programmes. Additionally, over 900 secondary school students have received direct hands-on experience in biotechnology.
In addition to supporting the Amgen Foundation’s programs Amgen Dun Laoghaire also supports their local community with grants and support funding of €80,000 per year for local charities and community projects proposed by their staff. They are also partnered with a local secondary school through the Department of Education and Business in the Community.
Please see below for details of some of our current career opportunities in Ireland.