Jobs at TopChem

We are always looking for new talent to join our team. We offer competitive terms and conditions of employment as well as a challenging multi-project environment where you can develop your career in the Pharmaceutical industry. We have been growing steadily since we established in 2007 and offer great opportunities for career development within the Company.

  • Our main operations are based in Ballymote County Sligo where all new product development, manufacturing, QA and QC take place.

The Company currently manufactures a range of commercial products and has a strong pipeline of new products entering development.

Our current vacancies are listed below. Please quoting the position you are interested in.

Research & Development Chemist

We now require a Research & Development Chemist to join our product development team. You will play a key role in developing and optimizing synthetic chemical and purification processes for our new product pipeline. The R&D Chemist will work closely with our QC, and Production functions in developing safe, cost effective, reliable manufacturing processes delivering high quality products.

The successful candidate will require an MSc or PhD in chemistry with a strong interest in organic synthesis.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding and dynamic Irish pharmaceutical company.

Applications to Dr Donal Coveney, Managing Director, TopChem Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ballymote Business Park, Ballymote, Co. Sligo or .


  • April 2018: TopChem exhibits at the second CPhI North America in Philadelphia.
  • April 2018: Our first commercial product shipment to Saudi Arabia.
  • October 2017: TopChem celebrates the ten year anniversary of our first product shipment from our Ballymote facility. Our thanks to all our current and former colleagues for all their hard work in reaching this milestone. We also thank our customers for their continued support during these first ten years of operation.
  • June 2017: TopChem granted US patent. Chairman of the Board, Dr Paul Stenson commented: "TopChem Pharmaceuticals regards Intellectual Property as a tangible asset that brings value to TopChem and our customers and we are pleased to be granted US Patent 9663507 for the Crystallisation of Thiamine hydrochloride. TopChem will continue to develop and secure new Intellectual Property in the development of our API's for the global market".
  • May 2017: TopChem exhibits at the inaugural CPhI North America in Philadelphia.
  • October 2016: TopChem ships first quantities of Isoniazid suitable for use in injectable drug products.
  • September 2016: We are exhibiting at CPhI Worldwide which takes place in Barcelona from October 4th to 6th. Please visit us at the Irish Pavilion Stand number 1K20.
  • August 2016: We are pleased to announce that we have passed our third US FDA inspection.
  • November 2015: Our Managing Director, Donal Coveney was awarded Industrial Chemist of the Year 2015 by the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland. Donal commented "I was delighted to receive this award from the Institute in its inaugural year. Many thanks to the generous sponsors, Henkel Ireland. It was a great pleasure to present my lecture at the Institute of Technology Sligo and at University College Dublin where I shared some of the technical challenges we faced at TopChem in gaining approval for our products". He acknowledged the contributions of the team of chemists at TopChem both past and present in these product developments. We thank the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland for introducing this new award which serves to acknowledge achievements by Irish chemists working in industry.

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