Ran­dox tar­gets fes­tive vis­i­tors

The Irish Times - Business - - BUSINESS NEWS - FRANCESS McDON­NELL

One of the North’s top com­pa­nies plans to host a spe­cial Christ­mas jobs fair tar­geted at peo­ple who are on a fes­tive trip back home.

Ran­dox Te­o­ranta, part of the Antrim-head­quar­tered health­care di­ag­nos­tics group, is go­ing to throw open the doors of its plant at Meen­more in Dun­gloe on Christ­mas Eve for the first time in a bid to show­case to re­turn­ing vis­i­tors what they could be miss­ing out and host a spe­cial Christ­mas re­cruit­ment fair.

Ran­dox, which in March 2018 had 120 full-time staff in Meen­more, wants to grow its work­force there to 540 peo­ple by 2020 and Dr Ciarán Richard­son, head of re­search and devel­op­ment at Ran­dox Te­o­ranta, said the com­pany is of­fer­ing “world-class ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties in the heart of Done­gal”.

“Our sci­en­tists are work­ing on a range of re­search projects which will lead to quicker di­ag­noses of con­di­tions such as stroke, gas­troin­testi­nal dis­or­ders and chronic kid­ney dis­ease. In 2016, our sci­en­tists even de­vel­oped a pi­o­neer­ing new test to de­ter­mine a pa­tient’s risk of de­vel­op­ing Alzheimer’s dis­ease,” he added.

Wide range

Dr Richard­son said there are also a wide range of other jobs avail­able at its Dun­gloe plant in­clud­ing soft­ware, en­gi­neer­ing and manufacturing po­si­tions. “There are fan­tas­tic ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties here in one of the most beau­ti­ful parts of the world – and the qual­ity of life is sec­ond-to-none,” he said.

The Ran­dox group was founded in 1982 by man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Dr Peter Fitzger­ald and has grown to be­come a global or­gan­i­sa­tion which op­er­ates in 145 coun­tries.

Dun­gloe is one of the group’s key manufacturing and re­search and devel­op­ment sites. Oth­ers are lo­cated in Antrim; Ban­ga­lore in In­dia and another is in devel­op­ment in the greater Wash­ing­ton DC area. Ran­dox em­ploys 1,400 peo­ple, with a ma­jor­ity based in Ire­land.

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