A research programme by the Access to Medicine Foundation
Vacancy Access to Medicine Index - closing on 30 Dec 2018


The Access to Medicine Foundation is strengthening the research team working towards the publication of the 2018 Access to Medicine Index. The Index ranks pharmaceutical companies on their policies and practices for improving access to medicine. The Foundation’s mission is to stimulate and guide pharmaceutical companies to do more to reach people living in low and middle income countries.

Period:             6 months, renewable

Salary:             € 3.000 – € 3.300

Location:        Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Closing date: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

We have two vacancies for researchers to join our team to strengthen the research functions of the Foundation.

Main responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Having oversight and developing specific technical areas within the methodology of the ATM Index, the AMR Benchmark and other activities, where needed
  • Selecting and managing appropriate sources of information related for the ATMF products and the Foundation
  • Critical analysis of large amounts of qualitative and quantitative data associated with one or more technical areas
  • Conducting a detailed evaluation of company performance, with the ability to generate specific, defensible and actionable recommendations for companies
  • Active involvement in designing and writing the main ATM Foundation’s publications and tools
  • Preparing documents and discussion papers for the research team to discuss the methodology with experts, external stakeholders and reviewers
  • Presenting and participating in seminars and (academic) conferences
  • Developing and managing key stakeholder relationships as relevant to the position
  • Contributing ideas to improve the products of the ATM Foundation going forward.

Qualifications and profile

  • At least three years of professional working experience in the field of medicine/global health in low and middle-income countries
  • A graduate degree (Masters level) in related disciplines (e.g., business, finance, (health) economics, life sciences, epidemiology, pharmaceutical sciences, global health, or equivalent)
  • Having published peer-reviewed academic papers in at least one of the key areas of access to medicine (e.g. Research & Development, Pricing, Patents, Policy, Supply, Capacity building)
  • Excellent communication skills (writing/speaking) in English
  • Strong research and analytical skills to interpret and analyse large amounts of data, accurately and thoroughly while keeping to deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills (for event planning, discussions, data management)
  • Experience in at least one of the key areas of pharmaceutical industry activity in access to medicine is a plus (e.g., topics like pricing, R&D, governance, IP and access programs in low- and middle-income countries).

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 Is this the job for you? To apply, show us what you can do: send your CV (max. 2 pages) as well as a portfolio of your most relevant campaigns with a short cover note. At the Foundation, if you see an opportunity to improve how we work, we encourage you to make the most of it. We’re curious to know how you would shape our communications.

Please apply by email to Mireille Deen at mdeen@accesstomedicinefoundation.org. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Start date: immediately.

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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.