Project Manager Clinical Operations

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:

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, Clinical 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 advisers, medical statisticians, data mangers, medical writers and quality and vendor managers) we produce clinical evidence by the 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: 

Zizers, CH

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

In this role you are required to

  • Plan and manage clinical studies within the framework of scientific and legal guidelines
  • Prepare, coordinate, oversee and if required, conduct site initiation visits, monitoring visits and site close-out visits including report review
  • Coordinate the development of adapt Clinical Investigation Plans, Case Report Forms, Final Study Reports and provide operational expertise as required.
  • Coordinate and develop essential documents for the execution of clinical studies
  • Coordination of internal study team and external CRAs and subcontractors (CROs) involved on project level
  • Validation of clinical data
  • Control quality of clinical data
  • Compile and archive study documents
  • Main contact person for budget development and budget tracking
  • Periodic review of study budgets including timelines planned.
  • Provide status information on study data to AO ITC management and sponsor as required
  • Maintain contact with study sites personnel (Principal Investigators and Study Nurses)
  • Evaluate clinical data in collaboration with the Biostatistician, the Medical Advisor and the Medical Writer
  • Assist in development of scientific publication

To master this challenge, you have

  • A Master degree in natural science and basic medical knowledge
  • Experience with project management
  • Interest in methodological questions
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Attention to detail and reliability
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Flexibility and customer-focused mindset
  • Strong written and 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:  Nov 27, 2022