Project Manager Medical Writing (60-80%)

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:  80%
This position is located in: 

Zizers, CH

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

In this role you will be required to

  • Develop clinical study reports for AO ITC conducted clinical studies
  • Reviewing literature and developing contents for websites and scientific newsletters
  • Develop and submit manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and the subsequent revision and resubmission 
  • Support general activities in medical communication and regulatory documentation 
  • Perform customer services such as systematic literature searches and reviews, developing regulatory documents, and reviewing and editing manuscripts 
  • Provide general English/German language support in accordance with the AO Editorial Style Guide

To master this challenge you have:

  • Experience in clinical research and regulatory writing—experience in orthopedics an advantage
  • A solid medical writing track record and good communication skills in both spoken and written English 
  • Preferably an English native-speaker; German language capability is optional but advantageous
  • Good knowledge in EndNote and other typical office computer software 
  • An advanced degree (MD, PhD, etc) in medicine or natural science 
  • A flexible and task-oriented working style
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team

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 20, 2023