PRA, a clinical research organisation, has announced the official opening of its new facility in Swansea, Wales.
The new building, located on the city's waterfront, is a significant investment for PRA in Wales. The company is expanding its clinical informatics team in Swansea by establishing a new multi-lingual help desk, creating more positions in the data coordination, clinical programming, and safety groups.
It is planned that the expansion will create 100 new graduate-level jobs. PRA is keen to recruit high quality graduates from Swansea, Cardiff and Aberystwyth Universities and the University of South Wales, for a range of jobs from programmers to data managers.
PRA’s new Welsh home office was officially opened by Edwina Hart, Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport, who announced that the expansion is being supported with £1.29 million business finance from the Welsh Government.
'A number of other locations were under consideration for this important expansion project so I am delighted that support from the Welsh Government helped secure it for Wales,' said Mrs Hart.
'This investment is particularly welcome as PRA is a strategically important company within the Life Sciences sector – one of our priority economic sectors with high growth potential.' She added that the expansion will create a significant number of highly-skilled jobs across a range of disciplines over the next three years and reaffirms PRA’s commitment to Wales.