Research Programme Manager

Access to Medicine Foundation
  • Location
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Apr 29

Position description

The Access to Medicine Index team at the Access to Medicine Foundation is looking for an experienced Research Programme Manager to join the team in charge of developing the Access to Medicine Index, the tool for evaluating how pharmaceutical companies are taking action to improving Access to Medicine in low and middle income countries.

Period: 12 months (with possibility of renewal)
Work experience: 3-5 years
Remuneration: € 4.000 - € 5.000
Closing date: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis
Starting date: Asap

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.

We are looking for a Research Programme Manager to lead the research team in charge of producing the Access to Medicine Index. 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 this role you will excel as a leader and 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 lead responsible for the production of the Access to Medicine Index Report;
  • Developing and refining the methodology of the Access to Medicine Index through a comprehensive process of multi-stakeholder dialogue and expert consultation;
  • Ensuring an efficient and thorough process of data collection and analysis;
  • Supervising the research team’s work, and ensuring the excellent quality of its outputs;
  • Coordinating the work of the ATM Foundation with other initiatives in the global health field;
  • Developing and maintaining the relationship of the Foundation with other stakeholders in the global health field;
  • Collaborating efficiently with other staff members, including those in charge of producing 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.

The Research Programme Manager will report directly to the Director of Research Operations.

What are we looking for:

  • An individual with a PhD, medical degree, pharmacy degree, masters degree and evidence of long- term research experience - in health related fields and pharmaceuticals;
  • At least 3 years work experience with the pharmaceutical 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;
  • 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, 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).

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.

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.

Get a sense of how our work is used in the media and across the global health community.

Application instructions

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 protected].

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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