Project Manager AO Network Clinical Research

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 Science, Clincial Operations 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, statistical programmers, 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: 

Davos Platz, CH

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

To master this challenge you have


  • University or similar degree preferably (Masters or PhD in a relevant life sciences discipline)
  • Understanding of ICH-GCP
  • Experience in managing research and have basic medical knowledge
  • Three years of practical experience with project management
  • Event planning and management experience 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Very good time management and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and reliability, ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Good financial acumen (budgeting and forecasting) 
  • Flexibility and customer-focused mindset
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 20 percent

In this role you will be required to


  • manage and support the research activities of international study groups comprising global key opinion leaders (KOLs) and clinical investigators
  • act as the primary contact for all study group activities
  • build relationships with KOLs and manage their membership structure and performance
  • accountable for the performance and relevant KPIs of the research projects, activities, and members
  • involved in the planning, development, and execution of clinical multicenter studies in the field of spine surgery, including protocol writing, database setup, monitoring, basic statistical analysis, and publishing of results
  • support the development of clinical practice guidelines, classifications, and core outcome sets, as required
  • follow standardized processes of project approval, project monitoring, and reporting
  • coordinate and supervise parts of, or entire, clinical research projects in collaboration with internal and external service providers, depending on the scale of the project
  • assist with the development of research grant applications
  • assist with disseminating and translating research results and outputs

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:  Dec 1, 2023