Research Programme Manager: Medical Oxygen, Vaccines & Diagnostics
The Access to Medicine Foundation is looking for an experienced Research Programme Manager to lead the research team in charge of developing programmes on access to medical oxygen, access to vaccines developed and manufactured in low- and middle-income countries, and access to diagnostics. These tools are in development for evaluating how companies making essential healthcare products are taking action to improve access in low- and middle-income countries.
12 months (with possibility of renewal)
€ 4.000 - € 5.000 per month
A valid work permit to work in the Netherlands is required
Amsterdam, the Netherlands (not a remote position)
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis
As soon as possible
The Access to Medicine Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam. As an independent catalyst for progress, we combine research, insights and dialogue to transform how healthcare companies reach the 80% of the world’s population who live in low- and middle-income countries.
To turn our research into real-world change, we engage with leading organisations, including healthcare companies, NGOs and governments. Our reports are seen and used by a wide network of experts and groups, 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.
We are looking for a Research Programme Manager who is able to lead multiple research streams covering these different industries. To be considered for this role you will excel as a leader and cross-team player who collaborates, communicates clearly and is willing to challenge, motivate and work with peers.
What does the role look like?
The role may include the following responsibilities:
- Being responsible for the development and execution of several research programmes: a programme to increase access to medical oxygen and other programmes such as access to vaccines developed and manufactured in low- and middle-income countries and access to diagnostics;
- Ensuring an efficient and thorough research, data management and analytical system;
- Developing a consensus based, comprehensive framework for good practice and progress tracking in these fields;
- Supervising the research team’s work, and ensuring the excellent quality of its outputs;
- Coordinating the work of the Foundation on medical oxygen, vaccines and diagnostics with other initiatives in the global health field;
- Developing and maintaining the relationship of the Foundation with relevant stakeholders in the global health field;
- Collaborating efficiently with other staff members, including those in charge of existing research programmes including the Access to Medicine Index and the Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark, those in charge of coordinating the operations of the Foundation and those responsible for leading the engagement with companies, investors, government/donors and media.
What we are looking for
- An individual with a PhD, medical degree, or masters degree and evidence of long-term research experience – in health related fields;
- At least 3 years work experience with the healthcare industry and global health issues;
- At least 3-5-year experience managing research projects, including resourcing and planning;
- At least 2-3-year experience in leading research teams or programmes;
- Experience in working on vaccines, diagnostics and medical oxygen, especially with data or engagement with these industries, is a plus;
- 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 (academic and media styles);
- Skilled in both quantitative and qualitative analyses with large amounts of data;
- Leader, team player, creative, problem solver, willing to go the extra mile;
- Available to start asap;
- A valid work permit to work in the Netherlands is a plus, 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 reports, projects and events which stimulate and guide the healthcare industry to improve access to medicine in low- and middle income countries;
- The possibility to work in a multidisciplinary 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).
How to apply
Interested in this new opportunity? Please send:
- Your cover letter with your motivation on why you would like to join the Access to Medicine Foundation and why you are a good fit for this role,
- Your resume,
- The contact details of two references (e-mail address and/or phone number), and
- One writing sample (e.g. thesis, paper).
Please send this application package to Mrs Mireille Deen at email@example.com.
The application will not be considered unless they are complete with all supporting documentation provided and sent via email.