It has not yet been confirmed how many jobs could be at risk.
Plans have been proposed that would see parts of a major pharmaceutical company discontinue operations in the midlands.
PPD in Athlone, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, have proposed plans which would affect the depot.
The company says the laboratory will not be impacted under the proposals.
In a statement to Midlands 103, Thermo Fisher Scientific says it’s in the early stages of consultation with potentially affected employees.
It also says the move is being proposed in a bid to improve efficiency and effectiveness in meeting customer needs.
It is not known yet how many jobs could be at risk.
In a statement to Midlands 103, Thermo Fisher Scientific say:
"Thermo Fisher Scientific continuously evaluates its global operations to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness in meeting our customers’ needs. As a result, we have proposed plans that, if confirmed, would discontinue operations at our supply depot in Athlone, Ireland and are in the early stages of a consultation process with potentially affected colleagues. The proposal affects our depot operations only. We remain committed to the development and growth of our highly advanced laboratory in Athlone, which performs cutting-edge work to deliver on customers' important research programs for new medicines for patients."