Project Manager Medical Statistics

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 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:  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:

Correct and timely execution of all kind of statistical input as needed for clinical research activities within and for AO ITC, such as

  • Medical statistical input and review as needed for One-pagers, Research Summaries and Study Protocols for clinical research projects conducted by AO ITC Clinical Evidence
  • Develop statistical analysis plans, monitoring statistics, sample size re-estimation, interim analyses as appropriate for clinical research projects conducted by AO ITC Clinical Evidence
  • Development of codes / programming for statistical analysis according to SAPs as well as development of TLFs
  • Validation of programmed analyses as applicable
  • Final analyses, final statistical reports input and review and support for publications for clinical research projects conducted by AO ITC Clinical Evidence
  • Review of data bases and DVPs
  • Additional statistical activities
  • Biostatistical consultancy for Project Managers and principal investigators
  • Make complex statistical analyses comprehensible to laymen and translate their results into recommendations for clinical practice
  • Statistical analysis of non-clinical data, such as surveys
  • Statistical analyses needed for validation of fracture classifications or score validation
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to statistical activities in AO ITC Clinical Evidence and according to the needs guided by the Quality Manager AO ITC Clinical Evidence

To master this challenge you have:

MSc degree in statistics or equivalent qualification (eg. GradStat) combined with a minor degree in a biomedical discipline

Job specification:

  • Advanced SAS programming skills; Stata programming skills beneficial, but not mandatory
  • At least 3 years' experience in biostatistics or with analysis of clinical research data
  • Good knowledge of statistics
  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and reliability
  • Flexibility and customer-focused mindset
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Good writing skills (scientific publications)
  • Strong 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:  Sep 18, 2022