Project Manager AO Surgery Reference

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:

AO Global Networks (GN) comprises our clinical specialties of trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, veterinary and reconstructive surgery, facilitating the effective sharing of functional best practice and expertise across our clinical areas. We develop world-leading experts through our best-in-class educational events and state-of-the-art research, enabling us to respond to changing clinical needs and improve patient outcomes.

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 order to master this challenge, you have:

Critical Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good command of English (written and oral)
  • Ability to work independently, in a structured and organized manner    
  • Ability to quickly acquire knowledge on a topic to guide authors (and editors) in authorship
  • Ability to fully understand and communicate surgical procedures


Required Education:

  • Higher education (university) or equivalent degree


Required work experience:

  • Project Management
  • Experience working in an international environment
  • An educational/technical/scientific background is an advantage


Other Requirements:

  • MS Office skills, typing skills.

In this role, you will be required to:


Project Management:

  • Planning and coordination
  • Communication
  • Monitoring of the project budget
  • Coordination of author selection and project setup
  • International travel (20%-30% of workload), often outside of normal working hours    


Coordinate, support and guide content development:

  • Prepare and conduct content development and review workshops with writers/editors
  • Provide authorship support to authors
  • Ensure content consistency of material between authors
  • Ghostwriting for authors with poor language/writing skills


Web publishing:

  • Preparing content for web publication and creating web documents
  • Enriching content with appropriate additional sources (AO publications, videos, supporting documents...)
  • Extensive testing of the created pages before publication
  • Creation of promotional materials for the project launch, as requested by the department


Continuous improvement and presentation of the AO Surgery Reference:

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the AO Surgery Reference, e.g., suggesting changes to structure and design, reporting bugs, and testing new developments
  • Represent and present the AO Surgery Reference at courses or lectures, at the request of the specialty.

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 8, 2022