Senior Project Manager Medical Statistics

The AO is a medically-guided, not-for-profit organisation, a global network of surgeons, and the world's leading education, innovation, and research organisation specialising in the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. We have a global network of over 520,000 health care professionals. Each year we offer over 870 educational events around the world, supported by nearly 8,000 faculty members and attended by over 82,600 participants. We have around 20,000 surgeon members working in the fields of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary, and reconstructive surgery. For more information, visit:

In close collaboration with trusted industrial partner, universities and in-house institutes, the AO Foundation constantly develops new operation techniques, implant, instruments and clinical solutions under the medical guidance of independent surgeons. The AO is the leading innovator in the surgical treatment of bone fractures and disorders. Innovation at the AO goes from bench to bedside, including basic research and innovation, product development, and clinical validation. The AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC streamlines and drives innovation projects. As part of the AO ITC, together with Clinical Operations, Clinical Science is the AO's clinical research provider. With about 30 clinical research specialists (project managers, clinical research associates, study assistances, image research associates, medical advisors, biostatisticians, data managers, medical writers and quality and vendor managers) we produce clinical evidence by planning and execution of international clinical studies that is highly relevant to current trauma and orthopedics practices for better patient care.

Employment Type:  Permanent
Part-time percentage:  100%
This position is located in: 

Dübendorf, CH

Experience level:  Experienced professional
Please send us your application documents in:  English or German

In this role you will be required to

Statistical Analysis of Clinical Data:
•    Develop statistical analysis plans (SAPs) and execute statistical analyses in a correct and timely manner
•    Methodological and statistical support for clinical studies according to project milestone plan
•    Sample size calculation and input to and review of study protocols for projects in the planning phase
•    Develop monitoring statistics, sample size re-estimation and interim-analyses as appropriate for projects in the monitoring phase
•    Develop final analyses, final statistical reports as well as support publications for projects in the analysis phase

Statistical Support for AO ITC:
•    Statistical consultancy for Project Managers and Principal investigators
•    Make complex statistical analyses comprehensible to laymen and translate their results into recommendations for clinical practice
•    Facilitate publication of scientific results within AO ITC (peer-reviewed publications, presentation at international meetings)
•    Statistical analysis of non-clinical data

Back up/Support of Statistical Programmer:
•    Ensure high quality standards for statistical programming and data management/monitoring activities
•    Create, validate and manage statistical codes for study-related activities, incl. monitoring activities (e.g. reports, grahps, listings)
•    Implement codes according to data management plans (DMPs) and statistical analysis plans (SAPs)
•    Develop, program and validate data validation plans (DVPs)

Collaboration with External Partners:
•    Statistical consultancy for external partners, including support for peer-reviewed publications

Quality Management:
•    Assist in optimizing quality standards and SOPs related to medical statistics

In General:
•    Functional lead of the statistical team, including resource planning and lead in the stats team meetings
•    Support Head Medical Affairs in strategical decisions related to statistical team (e.g. development of statistical budgets)
•    Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to statistics
•    Statistical consultancy for external partners, including support for peer-reviewed publications

To master this challenge you have

•    MSc degree in statistics or equivalent qualification (eg. GradStat) combined with a minor degree in a biomedical discipline

Job specification:
•    Sound SAS or Stata programming skills
•    Leadership experience with at least 3 years experience in analysis of clinical research data
•    Good knowledge of statistics
•    Numerical and analytical skills
•    Attention to detail and reliability
•    Flexibility and customer-focused mindset
•    Ability to work both independently and in a team
•    Good writing skills scientific publications
•    Strong oral communication skills in German and English

We offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an exciting and innovative organization
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly committed international team
  • Modern infrastructure
  • Employment conditions which match the requirements and offer a high degree of flexibility regarding working hours and location

If you meet the requirements of this challenging opportunity, please submit your complete online application (motivation letter, CV, recent photograph, certificates, reference letters, etc) through our online application system.

Date of publication:  May 19, 2023