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STEM and Medtech jobs? Don't miss the first Jobs Expo Galway

STEM and Medtech
19 January 2017
Est. Reading: 3 minutes

STEM and Medtech are buoyant in Ireland. If you work in science, technology, engineering, maths or medtech, you won’t want to miss the opportunities available at the inaugural Jobs Expo Galway. Jobs Expo is Ireland’s leading careers fair, and our first Galway event takes place at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa on Saturday 11th February.

Ireland’s STEM and Medtech sectors are both growing. Ireland is the second highest employer of Medtech professionals in Europe and almost a third of us work for STEM-related companies. In addition, our medical technology sector is one of five global emerging hubs. As a result, many of the world’s top Medtech companies have a base here – generally in the West of Ireland.

As with all our career events, Jobs Expo Galway will feature a range of companies in a wide cross-section of industries – everything from sales, to professional services to hospitality and more. However, the event will also have a focus on STEM and Medtech. As well as scientists, engineers and programmers, these companies need all kinds of talent to help them grow.

Here are just some of the STEM and medtech companies taking part in Jobs Expo Galway.


Advant Medical specialise in medical device development and manufacturing solutions. Since 1993, they have delivered quality assured products and services to the medical device industry. The company has a team experienced in a variety of disciplines. These include of 3D printing and injection moulding as well as product development, contract manufacturing and packaging services.


Alere Inc. is a major global developer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced medical diagnostic products. They deliver reliable and actionable information through rapid diagnostic tests. Their products and services include tests to assist in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases. In addition, they offer tests to assist in the diagnosis and management of cardiometabolic factors and conditions.


LotusWorks provides specialist engineers and technicians to customers in a number of sectors. These include the high technology industry as well as data centres and ICT; pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; engineering and construction; food and beverage; and the medtech and medical device sector. The companies LotusWorks supports include Google; Intel; Boston Scientific; Pfizer and Zimmer.


MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. As a result, engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. Their products include MATLAB® for algorithm development, data analysis and visualisation as well as numeric computation. Another key product, Simulink® is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multi-domain dynamic and embedded systems. In addition, the company produces nearly 100 additional products for specialised tasks such as data analysis and image processing.


SiteMinder is a leading cloud platform for hotels. As a result, they empower hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. SiteMinder offers award-winning solutions for small independent hotels as well as hotel groups. SiteMinder began as an Australian start up and has since grown to become a major global force in travel technology.


Established in 2002, SL Controls has since grown to become an internationally recognised industry leader in equipment system integration and system support. They work with companies in the pharma, medical device, healthcare and food and beverage sectors. SL Controls offers companies innovative and cost-efficient solutions. These are in relation to automation, process analysis, validation and serialisation.


Surmodics offers advanced technologies which enable as well as enhance medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. The company acts as a collaborative strategic partner offering solutions to their clients. As a result, they help their clients go from concept to commercialisation faster by leveraging their proven experience. They improve patient lives and support customer objectives through technology innovation.


Transitions Optical was the first company to commercialise and manufacture plastic photochromic lenses. They are pioneers in light management. Their research and development professionals are continuously innovating: improving darkness, fade back speed, colour, responsiveness and indoor clarity. Furthermore, they are applying their technology to areas such as sports and leisure through partnerships with brands like Nike, Oakley and Lazer.


ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc. is an American medical technology company. They develop and commercialise products utilizing their proprietary controlled-cooling technology platform. ZELTIQ’s CoolSculpting® system selectively reduces fat bulges that may not respond to diet or exercise. CoolSculpting is the number one non-invasive fat reduction procedure. It is available in over 70 countries and more than 3,500,000 patients undergone the treatment.




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