The Access to Medicine Foundation is expanding its research capacity and is in search of multiple individuals with a background in biomedical/clinical research or pharmacy to join our team as motivated researchers.
The Access to Medicine Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our mission is to stimulate and guide pharmaceutical companies to do more for the two billion people worldwide who cannot access the medicines they need. The core pillar of our work is researching how pharmaceutical 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 and governments.
The Foundation will be entering a new strategic period for the coming years, covering more healthcare industries. Hence, we are looking for a number of researchers with experience in researching the actions of the pharmaceutical industry including research-based companies and generic medicine manufacturers, and a broad knowledge of other industries involved in healthcare. 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.
In this role you will:
- Develop and maintain the Foundation’s database including pipeline and product portfolios for companies in scope (including quality assurance);
- Drive the analysis underpinning specific thematic areas of the Access to Medicine Index or any thematic study, including comparative company analysis and industry-wide trends, such as the analysis of company pipelines or portfolios.
- Engage with external stakeholders as needed to develop the assessment framework or source data for the Foundation’s research programmes. This includes identifying, analysing and presenting trends in access to medicine;
- Evaluate company performance in access to medicine by analysing quality-controlled data obtained from research in the public domain and collected from direct companies’ data requests;
- Collaborate efficiently with other staff members in the research team(s) and those in charge of management, communications, operations and data management and engage with company representatives, as needed;
- Take on additional tasks as required.
What we are looking for:
- Individuals with a master’s degree in a biomedical/clinical research in a global health field or a pharmacy (PharmD) or medical degree;
- Experience with pharmaceutical R&D pipelines and marketed products, including researching product approvals
- Experience working with or within the pharmaceutical industry (especially in the context of low- and middle-income countries) is a plus;
- Experience working with global health issues with generic medicine manufacturers is a plus
- Experience working with diagnostics or in the medical device industry is a plus.
- Excellent critical thinkers with solid qualitative and quantitative analytical skills - able to identify relevant trends and clinical/scientific projects of note in large data sets, 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, SPSS and/or STATA 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).
- 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).
More about the Access to Medicine Foundation
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. The Foundation will be expanding its strategy to encompass more companies, including more generic medicine manufacturers, as well as incorporating more non-communicable diseases in its work, such as diabetes.
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 one writing sample (i.e. published article, thesis or white paper) to Mrs Mireille Deen at email@example.com.
The applications will not be considered unless they are complete with all supporting documentation provided.