Vacancy - we are looking for a policy officer - drug repurposing
BRUSSELS - The Anticancer Fund is looking for a policy officer who will focus on the clinical development, regulatory environment and funding models for repurposed medicines in Europe and who will support the policy initiatives of the organisation in beating cancer.
The Anticancer Fund (ACF) is a Belgian public benefit research foundation with an international reach, based in Meise near Brussels.
Drug repurposing is a key focus area of the ACF with activities ranging from funding clinical trials to making recommendations for policy changes at national and international levels. The European Commission has committed to supporting two European innovation platforms around drug repurposing. REpurposing MEDIcines For All (REMEDI4ALL), a collaboration of 24 European partners including the ACF, is one of the platforms selected. While REMEDI4ALL will encompass all aspects of the repurposing approach in a goal-oriented and patient-centric approach, the ACF will specifically focus on the clinical development, regulatory environment and funding models for repurposed medicines in Europe. Working closely together with research funders and the patient community, REMEDI4ALL will engage and support a substantial user base from both the non-profit and for-profit sectors.
To strengthen its policy work, the ACF is looking for a policy officer who will focus on drug repurposing and REMEDI4ALL.
Description of the role
The policy officer will be responsible for providing ACF’s contribution to REMEDI4ALL. Within REMEDI4ALL, our new colleague will ensure timely delivery of projects goals and milestones in collaboration with other project partners.
In addition, she/he will contribute to other policy-related drug repurposing activities within the ACF, such as applying and contributing to European projects and following up on other international initiatives (UK and US mainly).
The ideal candidate has therefore a strong interest in European (regulatory) affairs, drug repurposing and drug development.
Skills and qualifications
Master’s degree in life sciences (Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Health Economics…) or equivalent experience in drug development/regulatory affairs;
Up to 5 years of relevant working experience. International project management experience is a plus;
Genuine interest in policy work and studious to gain more expertise;
Strong organisational skills;
Excellent writing and communication skills in English;
Outstanding communicator and team player;
Self-motivated, service-oriented, flexible, yet able to prioritise and meet agreed deadlines;
A proactive approach to work and able to travel;
Please send your CV and motivation letter to Klara Rombauts: jobs [at] anticancerfund.org