Want to work at the Access to Medicine Foundation? We’re hiring!

Want to shape the next Access to Medicine Index or Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark? Or use our research to build positive momentum in the pharmaceutical industry?

The Access to Medicine Foundation started in 2003 with a single idea: to encourage pharmaceutical companies to compete to be the best at helping the world’s poorest people access the medicine they need. Today our work is recognised as having a unique effect on how the industry responds to public health priorities.

If you want to come to Amsterdam to join our change-making team, now is the time—we’re hiring.

How we make change

The Access to Medicine Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our mission is to stimulate and guide pharmaceutical companies to do more for the people living in low- and middle-income countries without access to medicine.

We talk to experts about the actions pharmaceutical companies can and should be taking and then analyse what they are actually doing. In practice, that means using a rigorous scoring and evaluation process to analyse pharmaceutical companies’ actions and policies regarding access to medicine. We then benchmark companies against each other, and identify best practices and progress gaps. We make all of our results public and use our findings in our own outreach work to expand good practice across the industry. We have just published the first Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark, and later this year we will be publishing the 6th Access to Medicine Index.

 “We set ourselves huge goals here at the Foundation – and we’re not afraid of them,” says Danny Edwards, Research Programme Manager of the Access to Medicine Index. “For me, our work pays off when we hear real evidence of how it makes change. For example, an access manager working for a company in the Access to Medicine Index recently shared how they had reviewed and rebuilt their access strategies using our work.”

Join our communications team

Our collaborative communications team is looking for an editor/writer who has a way with the written word and experience in management reporting, corporate communications and/or writing funding proposals. If you are excellent at accurately repurposing written input and tailoring messages for specific audiences, can write quickly and crisply to a brief, then read more here.

Join our research team

We are seeking candidates to join the team that is carrying out the core pillar of our work—the research that underpins all our change-making. We are looking for talented researchers with strong research and analytical skills to join the Access to Medicine Index and the Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark research teams. If you have experience and qualifications such as Masters or PhD in life sciences, sustainability, epidemiology, pharmaceutical sciences, medical products, global health, health economics or equivalent, then apply here.

Join our strategy team

We currently have two openings in our strategy team. We are looking for an experienced Fundraising/Resource Mobilisation Manager whose core focus will be on the long-term financial sustainability of the Foundation. If you have an in-depth knowledge of major global health donors and a successful track record of winning sizeable grants from major funders, you can apply here.

The strategy team is also looking for a research assistant who will engage with investors in pharmaceutical companies and enhance the impact of our activities. Applicants should be based in the EU and have a master’s degree in finance and/or health with a familiarity with global health and role of pharmaceuticals. If this sounds like you, please read more here.

“You never stop learning here – among our multidisciplinary mix there are pharmacists, biologists, environmentalists, public health specialists and more. But we are glued together by our research and its real-world applications for global health.” Beth Boyer, Researcher of the Access to Medicine Index.

Get a sense of how our work is used

  • With every step taken in 2017, the Foundation has raised the bar to report in depth on what the different pharmaceutical companies are doing and how…. Read more here
  • Our work was brought into the homes of the public through articles from the New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Reuters, STAT News.… See more here  or Watch Reuters TV report on our latest work 
  • Read what Bill Gates, Margaret Chan, Dame Sally Davies and other key influencers in the industry and global health say about our work…. Find out more here
  • Foundation representatives have spoken in conferences and roundtables around the world, including the World Health Assembly and the World Economic Forum at Davos…. View more events here

Our Executive Director Jayasree K. Iyer speaking at the 2018 WEF on empowering pharmaceutical companies to make change. 


To find out more information on how you can apply to the Foundation please visit our vacancies or contact Mireille Deen at mdeen@accesstomedicinefoundation.org.