1 year (with possibility of renewal)
€2,600 - €3,300 (gross per month)
A valid work permit for the Netherlands is required
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
As soon as possible
The Access to Medicine Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our mission is to stimulate and guide healthcare companies to do more for people worldwide who cannot access the medicines they need. The core pillar of our work is researching how healthcare companies address the affordability and accessibility of their products in low and middle-income countries. To turn our research into real-world change, we engage with leading organisations, including companies, NGOs, investors and governments.
The Foundation is in a new strategic period, covering more healthcare industries. Hence, we are looking for a researcher with experience in researching the actions of the pharmaceutical industry in access, including of generic and biosimilar medicine manufacturers. The researcher's main tasks and responsibilities include supporting the development of the Foundation’s Generic & Biosimilar Medicines Programme; taking responsibility for critical analysis of large amounts of data, including assessing company performance and reporting on the same; and driving change based on these assessments. As a researcher you should be proactive, solution-oriented, motivated, curious, flexible, and would like to contribute to advancing the research activities at the Foundation. In this role you will excel as a team player who collaborates and communicates clearly your research.
What does the role look like?:
Conduct comprehensive analysis of generic and biosimilar manufacturers' strategies, activities, and approaches to access to medicine as part of the Foundation's Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Programme or thematic studies. Conduct comparative analyses and identify industry-wide trends.
Engage with external stakeholders, including global health experts, representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, patient advocacy groups, and policymakers, to solicit feedback and consultation on key themes related to the Foundation's Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Programme, working collaboratively with these stakeholders to identify and gather relevant data to inform the development and implementation of research projects and policy recommendations.
Effectively present research findings to both internal and external stakeholders, including policy makers, healthcare providers, and patient advocacy groups.
Analyse quality-controlled data obtained from research in the public domain and collected from direct companies' data submissions to evaluate company performance in access to medicine.
Collaborate efficiently with other staff members in the research team(s) and those in charge of management, communications, operations, and data management. Engage with company representatives as needed.
Stay up to date with the latest developments in access to medicine, and use this knowledge to inform research and analysis.
Take on additional tasks as required.
What we are looking for:
Individuals with a degree in a relevant field, such as public health, clinical/biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences or a pharmacy (PharmD) or medical degree;
Strong knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, health products and/or drug development and regulatory approval processes;
Experience working with or within the innovative pharmaceutical, generic medicine, diagnostics or medical device industry (especially in the context of low- and middle-income countries) is a plus;
Keen interest or experience working with global health issues;
Excellent critical thinkers with solid qualitative and quantitative analytical skills - able to identify relevant trends, to present data accurately and concisely with a sharp eye for detail and, to explain conclusions clearly;
Advanced skills in Excel (and Office 365 in general). Experience with Airtable, is a plus;
Strong time management skills and the ability to set priorities to achieve multiple projects and deadlines, and to identify risks and opportunities and escalate these when appropriate in a timely manner to the line manager(s);
Active communicators, with excellent command of English, both spoken and written (academic and media styles), as well as the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner;
The positions will be based in Amsterdam and a valid work permit to work in the Netherlands is needed, EU applicants welcome.
What we offer you
A dynamic, innovative, working environment with a diverse team based in our Amsterdam office. This position is not available for remote working in a country outside the Netherlands (there will be no compensation for relocation costs).
Being part of the development of analyses, reports, and material for events
The possibility to work in a team where you can learn from each other;
Benefits include 25 holidays on an annual basis based on a fulltime employment, mandatory company pension scheme, holiday allowance and reimbursement of public transport to work (if living beyond 10km from the office).
How to apply
Interested in this exciting opportunity? Please send your cover letter with your motivation on why you would like to join the Access to Medicine Foundation and how you think you will fit in our team, your resume, the contact details of two references (e-mail address and/or phone number), and one writing sample (i.e. published article, thesis or white paper) to Mrs Mireille Deen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applications will not be considered unless they are complete with all supporting documentation provided and emailed as an application package to Mrs Deen.
Mireille Deen – Le Belle
Human Resources Manager & Executive Assistant
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