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Access to Medicine Foundation – Jobs available

January 30th, 2017 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

The Access to Medicine Foundation is expanding the scope of our work, and as a result we are currently hiring for a range of exciting roles.

Access to Medicines Foundations jobs:
Please refer below and to our website for more information. Deadline for applications for all roles is 31 January, with interviews to take place early February.

Location: The positions are based in Haarlem/Amsterdam.

To Apply:

Please submit applications to Mireille Deen- Le Belle (mdeen@atmindex.org), addressing all requirements as set out in the relevant advertisement.

 

RESEARCHERS (2x): ACCESS TO MEDICINE INDEX

The Access to Medicine Foundation began with a single idea: how can we encourage the pharmaceutical industry to do more to help the global poor access the medicine they need? Its main tool is the Access to Medicine Index, which ranks the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies according to their efforts to improve access to medicine. It identifies best practices, highlights where progress is being made, and uncovers where critical action is still required.

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. We are looking for two researchers to join the research team for the Access to Medicine Index 2018.

https://accesstomedicinefoundation.org/news/now-hiring-researchers-access-medicine-index/


RESEARCH PROGRAMME MANAGER: ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE BENCHMARK

The Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark (AMR Benchmark) will guide and incentivise the pharmaceutical industry to do more to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance. The Benchmark will measure and assess the efforts of pharmaceutical companies (from research-based companies to generic medicines manufacturers) in several technical areas, including R&D, access, stewardship, and production.

The Access to Medicine Foundation is looking for an experienced researcher and manager who will lead the research team in charge of producing the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Benchmark, the first-ever tracking tool to assess what pharmaceutical companies are doing to address the problem of AMR.

https://accesstomedicinefoundation.org/news/now-hiring-research-programme-manager-antimicrobial-resistance-benchmark/


RESEARCHERS (3x): ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE BENCHMARK

The Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark (AMR Benchmark) will guide and incentivise the pharmaceutical industry to do more to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance. The Benchmark will measure and assess the efforts of pharmaceutical companies (from research-based companies to generic medicines manufacturers) in several technical areas, including R&D, access, stewardship, and production.

The Access to Medicine Foundation is looking for three experienced researchers to join the team in charge of producing the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Benchmark, the first-ever tracking tool to assess what pharmaceutical companies are doing to address the problem of AMR.

https://accesstomedicinefoundation.org/news/now-hiring-researcher-antimicrobial-resistance-benchmark/

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is Hiring!

January 30th, 2017 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. In addition to our clinical development programs focused on cystic fibrosis, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs aimed at other serious and life-threatening diseases.

Internship Program

Each year we have internship opportunities across all of functional areas. No matter what your major or degree level, you can explore the many career options available within the Biotech industry.   A Vertex Intern experience includes:

  • A challenging and meaningful 12 week assignment (end of May/ early June – middle of August)
  • Participation in professional development workshops and networking events with Vertex employees
  • An end-of-summer capstone event that will capture your learnings and share your experience with the broader company

To apply, check out our internship positions posted on the Vertex website between December 2016 and January 2017.  Note “internship” in the keyword search to view current openings.

 

Functional Areas

  • Research
  • Medicine Development and Medical Affairs
  • Pharmaceutical & Preclinical Sciences
  • Quality and Regulatory
  • Market Access and Public Policy
  • Commercial
  • General Business including Legal, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations and Information Technology

 

Recognition

Vertex has continually been recognized as one of the industry’s top places to work by leading publications such as Science magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, and San Diego Business Journal. In addition, Vertex employees have received a variety of awards for their innovative work at Vertex and for their commitment to local communities.

 

Already graduated? Please visit http://careers.vrtx.com/ to search our current openings

The MSF Access Campaign is recruiting a Pharmaceutical Coordinator.

October 31st, 2016 in Jobs

The MSF Access Campaign is recruiting a Pharmaceutical Coordinator.

The Pharmaceutical Coordinator will report directly to the Executive

Director of the Access Campaign and will be a member of the Management Team of the Access Campaign. S/he is expected to work closely with the MSF. Pharmacist network and the International Pharmaceutical Coordinator (IPC).

– Starting date: 2 January or to be agreed

– Contract length: Permanent contract

– Work time: Full time – 100%

– Location: Geneva

Deadline for the applications: 21 November 2016

The full job post can be found at msf.org:

http://www.msf.org/en/vacancy/access-campaign-pharmaceutical-coordinator-1

Job openings with Axios

October 31st, 2016 in Jobs

Axios are actively recruiting for two key roles:

Supply Chain Technical Advisor

Supplier Management Leader

Please see detailed Job Descriptions here: http://iaphl.org/jobs/

Interested candidates apply to careers@axiosint.com

Consultants and Senior Consultants — Epidemiology and Drug Safety Opportunities at IMS Health

October 17th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

Consultants and Senior Consultants — Epidemiology and Drug Safety Opportunities

We are expanding IMS Health’s Epidemiology and Drug Safety team and are seeking outstanding additions to our team.

About our team

The Epidemiology and Drug Safety practice of IMS Health is a fast-growing component of the Medical/Scientific division. With direct access to the world’s most comprehensive information, analytic and consulting/research resources, the team specializes in helping clients to address scientific questions including: disease burden, natural history, product safety and risk management, drug utilization, treatment patterns, and validation studies. Our clients include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers. We offer a flexible, diverse and dynamic work environment with a multidisciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds in epidemiology, pharmacovigilance, and health services research. The team is largely based in Seattle, but location is flexible.

Overview of the role

Consultants and Senior Consultants help develop, design, and deliver high quality epidemiology and drug safety projects and research studies. Consultants/Senior Consultants work with other team members such as Engagement Managers, Principals, Consultants and Analysts on each project and will work across multiple projects. Assignments range in complexity from performing literature reviews to developing study protocols and ensuring data quality and scientific rigor across all facets of epidemiology projects. Contributions to the development of best practices in epidemiology and observational research; participation as co-author in manuscripts; and mentoring more junior team members are encouraged. Occasional travel may be required. In addition, the Senior Consultant has explicit recognition as a senior team member and responsibility for on-time and on-budget delivery of projects or components of projects. The Senior Consultant will play a role in business development and will have responsibility for mentoring more junior staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with design and implementation of epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, and drug safety studies and other related research projects. Senior consultants may serve as the lead.
  • Contribute to the development of high quality proposals for new projects.
  • Contribute to the development of project deliverables, including literature reviews, protocols, study reports, abstracts, manuscripts and slide decks, as appropriate.
  • Support senior staff on specific research initiatives as needed.
  • Contribute to the development of best practices in epidemiology and observational research and other internal initiatives to share information and build capacity.
  • Assist with overall project management and client management.
  • Lead the delivery of defined work-streams within specific projects.
  • Provide coaching and direction to more junior team members assigned to engagement(s), as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of epidemiology methods and concepts, ideally with a masters or doctorate degree in epidemiology, health services research or relevant related discipline.
  • Work experience in related area such as pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, or health services research, ideally with at least 2-3 years (4-5 years for Senior Consultant) experience in applied health research or consulting environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment on multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Strong project management skills, organizational skills, and ability to prioritize competing tasks

Interested applicants should apply on Handshake and let Lisa Toby (ltoby@bu.edu) know you applied. IMS Health has an immediate need and will have another opening for a January start date.

Senior Program Associate – Market Dynamics at Results for Development

September 6th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

R4D’s Market Dynamics Practice seeks to dramatically improve access to lifesaving commodities such as childhood pneumonia treatment drugs, HIV/AIDS products, malaria bed nets, and micronutrient powders. Leveraging leading business approaches, the practice engages with all levels of the marketplace – including manufacturers, buyers, financiers, and regulators – to address market and delivery barriers which impede access for millions of children and adults in Africa and Asia. R4D’s Market Dynamics Practice is currently scaling access to pneumonia treatments for millions of children in East Africa and has previously developed strategies to achieve over a billion dollars in efficiency savings for HIV and malaria products.

To learn more details on the position and how to apply, read here.

Program Officer – Market Dynamics at Results for Development

September 6th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

R4D’s Market Dynamics Practice seeks to dramatically improve access to lifesaving commodities such as childhood pneumonia treatment drugs, HIV/AIDS products, malaria bed nets, and micronutrient powders. Leveraging leading business approaches, the practice engages with all levels of the marketplace – including manufacturers, buyers, financiers, and regulators – to address market and delivery barriers which impede access for millions of children and adults in Africa and Asia. R4D’s Market Dynamics Practice is currently scaling access to pneumonia treatments for millions of children in East Africa and has previously developed strategies to achieve over a billion dollars in efficiency savings for HIV and malaria products.

To learn more details on the position and how to apply, read here.

Principle Epidemiologist at Quintiles

July 25th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

LOCATION: Cambridge, Ma (Durham, NC or Rockville, MD)

CONTACT:

NAME: Sheila Mendoza

EMAIL: shei.mendoza@quintiles.com

PHONE: (617)301-1208

PURPOSE

Work closely with global clients and other functional groups by providing epidemiology and outcomes research leadership for observational research on the natural history of disease and comparative safety, effectiveness and cost of medical treatments, designing methodologically sound studies to meet project objectives and regulatory and payer requirements, and conducting and supervising analyses, evaluation and reporting.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Serves as project lead on client facing or internal projects.
  • Authors protocols, reports and other study documents with independent, critical thinking to ensure quality and completeness of output, oversees timeline for deliverables associated with study reporting.
  • Reviews and provides relevant epidemiological and outcomes research input to statistical analysis plans and analysis output.
  • Reviews and provides epidemiology and outcomes research input for tasks including CRF/eCRF development, form previews and other ad hoc project tasks (e.g., regulatory responses, slide deck development).
  •  Independently generates content and direction for business development proposals.
  • Interacts with clients including attendance at Bid Defenses and other remote or on-site presentations and discussions.
  • Provides methodological review/input for work of peers and junior staff in areas including observational study methods, statistical methods, safety and pharmocovigilance, the selection of instruments and clinical measures to achieve objectives, and sources and measures for resource utilization and costing.
  • dentifies client-related, budget-related and internal issues that may require attention or escalation
  • Represents Quintiles externally through conference presentations.
  • May oversee or conduct statistical analysis as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of comparative effectiveness, safety and cost.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer.
  • Must be highly organized and self-motivated with a proven ability to determine and meet objectives.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree + 12 years relevant education and experience required; Masters Degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field and 10 years relevant experience or PhD and 7 years relevant experience preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Will require occasional travel and flexibility to work across time zones.

Epidemiologist opening at Quintiles

July 25th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

LOCATION: Cambridge, Ma (Durham, NC or Rockville, MD)

CONTACT:

NAME: Sheila Mendoza

EMAIL: shei.mendoza@quintiles.com

PHONE: (617)301-1208

PURPOSE

Work closely with global clients and other functional groups by providing epidemiology and outcomes research leadership for observational research on the natural history of disease and comparative safety, effectiveness and cost of medical treatment. Design methodologically sound studies to meet project objectives and regulatory and payer requirements. Conduct and supervise analyses, evaluation and reporting of studies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as project lead or in support of project lead on client facing or internal projects.
  • Authors protocols, reports and other study documents with independent, critical thinking to ensure quality and completeness of output, oversees timeline for deliverables associated with analysis and reporting.
  • Reviews and provides relevant epidemiological and outcomes research input to statistical analysis plans and analysis output.
  • Reviews and provides epidemiology and outcomes research input for tasks including CRF/eCRF development, form previews and other ad hoc project tasks (e.g., regulatory responses, slide deck development).
  • Independently generates content and direction for business development proposals with input from senior staff as needed.
  • Interacts with clients as warranted, with senior staff involvement as needed.
  • Identifies client-related, budget-related and internal issues that may require attention or escalation.
  • Represents Quintiles externally through conference presentations.
  • May oversee or conduct statistical analysis as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of comparative effectiveness, safety and cost.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer.
  • Must be highly organized and self-motivated with ability to determine and meet objectives.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree + 7 years relevant education and experience required; Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field and 5 years relevant experience or PhD and 2 years relevant experience preferred.

Epidemiology Research Associate at Quintiles

July 25th, 2016 in Jobs, News, Postings, and Announcements

LOCATION: Cambridge, Ma (Durham, NC or Rockville, MD)

CONTACT:

NAME: Sheila Mendoza

EMAIL: shei.mendoza@quintiles.com

PHONE: (617)301-1208

PURPOSE

Assist in organizing and managing research projects including contribution to development of study protocols, reports and data collection methods, arranging and attendance at project meetings and traveling to client sites as needed. May assist in preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and oral presentations along with other related study documents.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organizes and helps manage research projects.
  • May serve as project manager for Scientific Affairs-based projects.
  • Reviews data and study documents for content and quality control of medical writing.
  • Performs critical, systematic literature review and provides written summaries as needed.
  • Contributes to drafting of sections of study protocol and study reports with the review and guidance of Project Lead.
  • Assists in preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and oral presentations, including development of slides and posters for presentation of project results at conferences.
  • Provides consistency in overall project team support and act as a resource for internal team members.
  • May participate in client-facing project meetings as a recognized member of the project team and directly interface with client project team in order to coordinate deliverables.
  • May conduct statistical analysis as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Sound methodological training in epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics, or related area relevant to observational health research.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, medical writing experience beneficial.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently, both under supervision and as a contributing team member.
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer; knowledge of SAS preferred.

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s Degree + 1 year relevant education and experience required; Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.

Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech.

Regular sitting for extended periods of time.

May require occasional travel and flexibility to work across time zones.