Research Coordinator for the Access to Generic Medicine Feasibility Study
The Access to Medicine Foundation is looking for an experienced Research Coordinator (Staff/Freelancer) to join the team in charge of developing the feasibility study of the Access to Generic Medicine programme, a new tool for evaluating how large generic medicine manufacturers worldwide are taking action to improving Access to Medicine in low and middle income countries.
Applications to work on a freelance basis are also welcome.
The Access to Medicine Foundation is looking for a Research coordinator to develop the feasibility study in consultation with the team and external experts on access to generic medicine. This study will be made available later in 2021 to a wide range of stakeholders and form a basis for the future direction of the organisation. Our new colleague is proactive, solution-oriented, self-motivated, curious, flexible, and contributes to advancing the research activities on access to medicine at the Foundation. To be considered for these roles you will excel as a team player who collaborates, communicates clearly and is willing to challenge, motivate and work with peers.
What does the role look like?
The role includes the following responsibilities:
- Managing and leading the production of the feasibility study of access to generic medicine;
- Developing and refining the study through a comprehensive process of multi-stakeholder expert consultation;
- Ensuring an efficient process of information analysis;
- Ensuring the excellent quality of its outputs;
- Collaborating efficiently with other staff members, including those in charge of producing the AMR Benchmark and Access to Medicine Index, those in charge of coordinating the operations of the Foundation and those responsible for leading the engagement with companies, investors, government/donors and media.
The Research Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director.
What are we looking for:
- An individual with a PhD, medical degree, pharmacy degree or master’s degree and evidence of research experience – in health related fields and pharmaceuticals;
- At least 3 years work experience with the pharmaceutical industry and global health issues;
- Experience working with or researching the business of generic medicine manufacturers is a plus;
- At least 3 years’ experience with research projects;
- Experience with publications on health-related topics in top-level academic journals and/or media outlets and/or policy briefs;
- Excellent command of English, both spoken and written;
- Skilled in both quantitative and qualitative analyses with large amounts of data;
- Team player, creative, problem solver, willing to go the extra mile;
- Available to start ASAP;
- Staff positions; the position 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, international working environment;
- Being part of the development of reports, projects and events which stimulate and guide the pharmaceutical industry to improve access to medicines in low- and middle income countries;
- The possibility to work in a small, dedicated team where you can learn from each other;
- Benefits that include 25 holidays on an annual basis based on a fulltime employment, company pension scheme, holiday allowance and reimbursement of public transport to work (if living beyond 10KM from the office).
About the Access to Medicine Foundation:
The Access to Medicine Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam. Our mission is to stimulate and guide pharmaceutical companies to do more for the 2 billion people worldwide who cannot access the medicine they need. The core pillar of our work is researching how pharmaceutical companies address the affordability and accessibility of their products in poorer countries. To turn our research into real-world change, we engage with leading organisations, including companies, NGOs and governments.
Our research products, the Access to Medicine Index and the Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark, are valued by a wide network of experts and external stakeholders including pharmaceutical companies and industry watchers, governments, international agencies such as the United Nations and World Health Organization, pharma journalists, investors and global health professionals and academics. The Foundation also publishes stand-alone studies about the pharmaceutical industry. It identifies best practices, highlights where progress is being made, and uncovers where critical action is still required.
With these tools and outreach work, the Foundation provides both an incentive and a guide for pharmaceutical companies to do more to improve access to medicine. Each new product brings new opportunities to stimulate change and to advance the global debate on access to medicine. Quality research and analysis are essential activities within the Access to Medicine Foundation to achieve these change making goals.
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 two writing samples (i.e. published article, thesis or white paper) to Mrs. Mireille Deen at email@example.com.
The application will not be considered unless it is complete and all supporting documentation has been provided. There will be no compensation for relocation costs. Applications to work on a freelance basis are also welcome – please include relevant details about your availability and rates.