RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – Life science giant Iqiva is bringing hundreds of jobs to the Triangle, unveiling plans for a 160,000 square foot lab facility.

Q2 Solutions, a subsidiary of Iqvia, plans to develop what it calls “custom-designed laboratory spaces” within a new Iqvia Innovation Park Campus.

The new lab and jobs were announced Wednesday.

“The new Innovation Laboratories will provide a state-of-the-art solution to the industry with multiple laboratory disciplines under one roof for biomarker development and delivery,” said Richard Staub, president of R&D Solutions for IQVIA. “The growing need for advanced laboratory capabilities spanning biomarker discovery through next generation vaccine, genomic, and bioanalytical sciences requires the laboratory industry to adapt. Our Innovation Laboratories are designed to fast track the drug development process and provide the agility and range of laboratory sciences under one roof that the industry requires.”

The jobs will be created over the next 10 years.

Details about skillsets needed, salaries and other information were not immediately disclosed.

IQVIA already hiring for dozens of roles at new ‘Innovation Laboratories’ facility

It’s the latest expansion for North Carolina’s booming life science industry sector, ranging from new manufacturing facilities to research and development announced over the past two years.

According to Iqvia, the new facility will feature labs for:

  • bioanalytical
  • vaccine
  • biomarker
  • genomics

Also to be included is what Iqvia calls a Translational Science and Innovation Laboratory (TSAIL).

“TSAIL will allow customers to access a broad range of services including a cross-disciplined approach to early-stage Research & Development and exploratory human biomarker activities. This will enable biopharmaceutical companies to accelerate drug development,” the company said.

Iqvia maintains dual corporate headquarters in RTP and Connecticut.