Irish genetics company IdentiGEN has today announced 20 new jobs at their Dublin based headquarters.
The jobs are graduate and postgraduate posts for data scientists and biotechnologists to work on DNA testing of meat and seafood products.
IdentiGEN has recently expanded into new laboratory facilities in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. It has operations in the US, Canada, UK, Germany and the Czech Republic.
The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.
IdentiGEN provides traceability of meat and seafood products to the agri-food industry through DNA identification technologies.
The new jobs will all be based in Ireland and expand the HQ for its network of offices and laboratories in seven countries across Europe and North America.
IdentiGEN Co-founder and Managing Director Ciarán Meghen commenting on the announcement said “From business start-up in Trinity College in 1996 to micro-multinational in 2016, it’s been an amazing journey. We see a future in which DNA, genetic, or genomic analysis becomes increasingly pervasive and democratised. As new technologies now offer the prospect of near instantaneous analysis, applications in pathogen detection and antibiotic resistance may become highly relevant to animal agriculture.”