ICON began its journey to international success from humble beginnings in Ireland in 1990.
Started by Dr John Climax and Dr Ronan Lambe, the first office had five team members and since then has grown to employ over 10,000 people working in 79 offices based in 37 countries around the world. The fact the company has continued to grow and develop even during the economic downturn in Ireland is testament to its strength and the talent of the people who work here.
The Irish HQ is now based in Leopardstown on the outskirts of bustling Dublin. Among the facilities based here are one of our five global central laboratories, which contains state of the art instrumentation, analytical platforms, QC materials & reagents to support our large global studies. The main building is very modern with a fantastic cafeteria and ample parking. It is within easy to reach of the city centre, by train or car. Our office space here is open plan, creating the opportunity for learning and collaboration between the different parts of the business.
There is a real focus here on helping team members to progress, through internal and external training and development opportunities. Many of our senior team members have grown their careers here at ICON, and we continue to hire young people whom we provide with opportunities to enhance their skills and move up in the business. ICON is a fast paced, energetic company where decisions have to be reached quickly and accurately. This sense of pace, community and professionalism permeates the whole office.
There is also an emphasis on work/life balance, with flexible working options, including working from home where this matches business requirements. We also have an active social club, open to all employees for a small monthly subscription, and there are trips, events and other activities organised throughout the year.
There are a number of different functions – and a range of job opportunities – in the Dublin office. On the clinical side, we’re always looking for candidates at entry level, as well as those with more experience and expertise, such as clinical training subject matter experts. We also offer roles in customer facing and support functions, including Finance, IT, Data Management, Project Management, Legal, Human Resources and many others.
The business has grown enormously since its creation in 1990 and there’s no stopping us now! The Dublin office remains at the heart of the company and as we continue to grow globally, there will be on-going opportunities for those with a passion to share in our journey towards trusted partner in the clinical industry.