The Access to Medicine Foundation is in search of a trained pharmacist to join our research team. The research team drives the Foundation's work in evaluating how the world's largest pharmaceutical companies are addressing access to medicine for people in low- and middle-income countries.

Period:             1 year (with possibility of renewal)

Salary:             €2,600 – €3,300

Location:        Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Closing date: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis

About the Foundation

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. 

Our three research programmes analyse how the world's largest pharmaceutical companies address access to medicine and vaccines, and antibiotic resistance. 

To turn our research into real-world change, we engage with pharmaceutical companies, the media, NGOs, international agencies such as the WHO, governments and investors.

Quality research and analysis are essential activities within the Access to Medicine Foundation to achieve its change-making goals. Get a sense of how our work is used in the media and across the global health community.

About the role

We are looking for a researcher that is curious, self-motivated and an excellent team player. You have solid qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and are able to identify relevant trends in large data sets, particularly relating to pharmaceutical pipelines and portfolios. You know how to present data accurately and concisely, with a sharp eye for detail, and you can explain your conclusions clearly.

As Researcher, you will:

  • Support the development of pipeline and product portfolio databases for the companies evaluated in the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Benchmark, including updating and quality assurance.
  • Conduct specific analyses as part of the development of the methodology for the AMR Benchmark or for a thematic study, such as the evaluation of product portfolios. This includes identifying, analysing and reporting trends in antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
  • Evaluate how companies are taking action to limit antimicrobial resistance by analysing quality controlled data obtained from the public domain and via direct data requests to companies.
  • Collaborate effectively with your peers in the research team and your line manager, as well as across the organisation, including from the data management, communications and the company engagement team.
  • Take on additional tasks as required.

Skills and experience

  • A pharmacy (PharmD or equivalent) or medical degree (recent graduates are welcome)
  • Experience with pharmaceutical pipelines and products, including R&D and registration filing
  • Solid qualitative and quantitative analytical skills. You are able to identify relevant trends in large data sets and pull out notable clinical/scientific projects; you know how to present data accurately and concisely with a sharp eye for detail; and you can explain your conclusions clearly.
  • Advanced skills in Excel (and Office 365 in general). Experience with SPSS or STATA is a plus.
  • Experience working with or within the pharmaceutical industry (especially in the context of low- and middle-income countries) is a plus. 
  • Be up to date on the latest developments in the pharmaceutical industry as related to R&D and AMR.
  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to set priorities to achieve multiple deadlines. You can identify risks and opportunities and escalate these in a timely manner to the project manager. 
  • Clear communicator with excellent command of English, both spoken and written (academic and media styles). 


The Access to Medicine Foundation offers benefits that include 25 days’ annual leave (pro rata), 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

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.

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View our detailed overview of each company’s performance in the Index, including breakdowns of their product portfolios and R&D pipelines.

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