Senior Project Manager Simulation

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:

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 or German

In this role you will be responsible for:

Strategy and Collaboration

  • Develop and implement the AO Education Institute simulation strategy
  • Collaborate with external partners to identify new simulation opportunities and possibilities
  • Develop relationships with a broad range of simulation development companies
  • Provide guidance and work collaboratively with internal teams to design and implement portfolio of simulation solutions and providing guidance 

Design and Implementation

  • Co-create and implement demand-driven simulation-based training programs and scenarios to enhance medical learning
  • Support the productization and commercialization of internal simulation products
  • Ensure realistic business models for simulation solutions.

Development and Improvement

  • Front-to-back development, evaluation and improvement of simulation models and systems
  • Provide training and support to internal teams on simulation systems and processes
  • Continuously monitor simulation systems and processes to identify opportunities for improvement

Technical Expertise and Knowledge

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of a wide range of simulation technologies and practices (i.e. low/high fidelity, AR/VR, digital)
  • Stay up to date and research simulation trends and opportunities in the market.

Project Management

  • Coordinate task completion and actions needed to achieve the goals of particular projects
  • Budgeting, planning and resource management responsibilities

To master this challenge, you have

  • 5 years of experience in adult medical education, and/or simulation systems and processes.
  • Experience in Human Factors / Human Centered Design or Human Machine Interaction is a plus. 
  • Project management experience, budget planning.
  • Experience working with external stakeholders.

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 18, 2023