Careers at NIBRT

The multi-award winning National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is a global centre of excellence for training and research in bioprocessing. NIBRT offers a variety of careers in the areas of research, training and contract research.

Current Career Opportunities

NIBRT does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for any job posted on this or a referring site. Without a valid signed search agreement in place for the position listed, NIBRT will not pay a fee to the agency or search firm in the event that a candidate is hired for a position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral. 

NIBRT Employee Benefits


35 Hour Week

35 hours per week, Monday to Friday


Annual Leave

25 days per year, plus up to 3 company days



Defined contribution (5%) pension scheme


Health Insurance

NIBRT pay your health insurance plan


Life Insurance

Death in Service Life Assurance cover



Education assistance, paid study time



Flexi start & finish times outside of core hours


Work From Home

Excellent work remotely supports inc. office fit out


Tax Savers

Travel Saver Tickets / Bike to work scheme



Extensive LAYA Employee Assistance Scheme

Our Values at NIBRT




Client Focus 

Learning Organisation



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A Day In The Life of a NIBRT Employee

Stephen McCann
What is a typical day in the life like for a NIBRT team member? 

As a technician in NIBRT, my day-to-day activities are varied and engaging. No day is the same in NIBRT. There is always work to be found with many projects available to dip into.

The work covers all areas of the biopharmaceutical industry. In one day, I can set-up a stainless-steel bioreactor, run a clean-in-place cycle on a chromatography column, and troubleshoot problems with a restricted access barrier system. This is not to mention preparing reagents for the operation of analytical equipment like a spectrophotometer or UPLC machine.

The range of equipment I operate and maintain covers a large range. In the area of upstream alone, I have worked on old autoclavable bioreactors to more state-of-the-art wave bag bioreactors for cell and gene therapy. New pieces of equipment are bought regularly and afford me a great opportunity to engage with equipment at different levels. We have recently got a new in-line dilution skid which I have performed an SAT on, along with the development of its operating parameters and its use.

This work allows me to challenge myself on a day-to-day basis alongside working with a team that is always striving for better. Your voice matters in the training team in NIBRT, with a large degree of autonomy granted for you to get your work done in a manner that best befits the team and its goals. This has led to me being very happy in my current role and looking forward to what the future has to offer for NIBRT.

Adam Bergin
What is a typical day in the life like for a NIBRT team member? 

There is never a “typical” work day in my role as a PhD student. This is what I like most about what I do; I am always trying to think of unique experiments as part of my research. I have been in NIBRT for three years, and I can honestly say that my experience so far have been a pleasure. My colleagues in the CTG lab are always supportive of my goals and advise me on the best course of action. I enjoy a balance of conducting wet lab work in NIBRT, but also availing of the facilities that are available to me as a UCD student. Everything I need is at my doorstep.

My project requires me to perform bench scale cell culture work, with the ultimate goal of monitoring cell viability in bioreactors using novel analytical technologies. I have access to modern and well-maintained equipment that allows my research to flourish. The research team in NIBRT is a tight-knit group, which is particularly useful during my PhD studies as I have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience. There are frequent seminars and spotlight sessions within NIBRT to keep us up to date on our newest findings.

Ultimately the experiments I perform allow me the opportunity to speak at conferences and publish articles. So far during my time in NIBRT, I have travelled to the United States and Denmark to speak at globally recognizes society meetings. Now that my four years are coming to a close, I look forward to concluding my lab work and submitting my final thesis. I would recommend NIBRT wholeheartedly to anybody who has the opportunity to join our team.

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NIBRT is delighted to have won ‘Best Flexible Working Strategy’ for our hybrid working model. NIBRT has spent two years designing and implementing our pandemic and post pandemic responses to hybrid working and implemented a persona driven model with varying flexibilities for different roles. Launched in 2015, the HR Leadership & Management Awards has established itself as the benchmark for those demonstrating excellence in HR in Ireland.

NIBRT has received the "HR Excellence in Research" designation, identifying NIBRT as a provider of a high standard working environment for researchers. This award recognises NIBRT’s equitable recruitment and appraisal procedures and its commitment to implement the principles of 40 Principles of Charter and Code 2005 Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (the Charter and Code).

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NIBRT is delighted to have been awarded Investors in Diversity Silver accreditation from the Irish Centre for Diversity in recognition of our commitment to a diverse and equal workplace. Investors in Diversity Silver affirms that a business has been benchmarked against other bodies and has both embedded inclusive practices throughout the organisation as well as developed and fostered a sense of fairness and belonging among colleagues.