Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

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Occupational Psychologist

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Aoife Lyons
Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields. Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required. Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.

Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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10 new jobs for Dublin with PTC Therapeutics

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10 new jobs for Dublin with PTC Therapeutics

Thursday, September 07, 2017 

10 new jobs for Dublin with PTC Therapeutics

PTC Therapeutics is to create 10 new positions in Dublin. The company specialises in the research and development of small molecule drugs to treat rare diseases.

A New Jersey-based company, PTC Therapeutics currently employs 30 people at its European headquarters here.  Its Dublin site is responsible for finance, quality assurance, legal, HR, regulatory, commercial and supply chain management for its international markets.

Adrian Haigh, head of international operations said "Discovering drugs that alter the course of the diseases and hopefully change the lives of these patients gives our work incredible purpose. "So, it is an exciting time to be part of this rapidly expanding company that is dedicated to research and development of unique treatments to improve the quality of life for people with rare diseases".

Details of current vacancies and career opportunities with PTC Therapeutics are available here.

The CareersPortal Team