Project Leader Biomedical Development (100%)

The AO is a medically-guided, not-for-profit organization, a global network of surgeons, and the world's leading education, innovation, and research organization specializing in the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. We have a global network of more than 460,000 health care professionals in 160 countries. Each year we offer 800 educational events around the world, supported by over 7,000 faculty members and attended by over 98,000 participants. We have over 18,000 surgeon members working in the fields of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary, and reconstructive surgery. For more information, visit:

The mission of the AO Research Institute (ARI) is excellence in applied Preclinical Research and Development within trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and translation of this knowledge to achieve more effective patient care worldwide. The ARI contributes high quality applied Preclinical Research and Development (exploratory and translational) focused towards clinical applications/solutions as well as investigates and improves the performance of surgical procedures, devices and substances. It fosters a close relationship with the AO medical community, academic societies, and universities and provides a research environment and support for AO clinicians.

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

Davos Platz, CH

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

To master this challenge you have:

The Biomedical Development Program at the AO Research Institute Davos, working on contemporary solutions related to bone fracture fixation and healing by developing innovative concepts and implants for orthopedic applications and research, is seeking a


Project Leader

to join the team until the end of 2024.

The position carries responsibility for various tasks in the fields of biomedical concept development and biomechanical research.

In this function you are responsible for maintaining general concept development processes, performing experimental and virtual biomechanical studies, and medical imaging. You also handle biological samples, material testing machines, evaluate complex test-data and write scientific publications.

In this role you are required to:

  • MSc degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical or civil engineering, technical physics, or related disciplines
  • PhD degree is an advantage
  • Previous experience with development of medical products and devices, biomechanical testing, finite element simulations and/or medical imaging
  • High motivation, strong interest in development and research, reliability, durability to cope with challenges
  • Structured working attitude and ability to solve complex tasks in a highly independent and reliable manner
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills in English for an effective collaboration with international collaborators; having skills in German is an advantage
  • Familiarity with a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary environment is an advantage

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:  Sep 16, 2022