Premier Research bringing 260 jobs to Durham
DURHAM, N.C. — Premier Research will bring 260 new jobs to Durham under a five-year expansion plan. Salaries will vary by position, but the new jobs will average $73,296. Durham County’s overall average wage is $66,599. The contract research organization plans to invest more than $4.1 million at its Durham County location through 2020.
“Premier Research brings an innovative edge to the development of new drugs and treatments through its world-class science and customer-focused business models,” said Gov. Pat McCrory. “I’m proud this growing company has chosen North Carolina’s Research Triangle for its new operations hub.”
Founded in 1989, Premier Research serves the clinical development needs of the biotech and specialty pharmaceutical sector. The company’s global headquarters is in Philadelphia and it has 1,000 employees in 50 countries. Premier Research’s Durham facility currently employs 62 people.
Premier Research will establish an operations center in Durham to support its offices and customers throughout North America. Among the new employees will be project managers, clinical monitors and data management specialists.