Clinical Research Associate

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 over 385,000 health care professionals. Each year we offer over 830 educational events around the world, supported by nearly 9,000 faculty members and attended by over 58,000 participants. We have around 18,500 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:  Professional Newcomers
Please send us your application documents in:  English

In this role you are required to

  • Perform clinical studies under scientific and legal guidelines, in collaboration with the project leader or Head Clinical Operations
  • Prepare, conduct and follow-up on site initiation visits, site monitoring visits and site close-out visits of the involved clinics (on-site and remote)
  • Make short and long-term plans to monitor involved clinics to ensure data quality and compliance
  • Prepare and develop documents for public authorities and/or ethics commission submissions
  • Develop and adapt Case Report Forms (CRFs)
  • Control quality and collection of clinical data
  • Update Project Managers regarding the documentation quality of the clinics and report regularly on the general status of the participating site
  • Prepare and implement solutions, in collaboration with the project leader or Head Clinical Operations, to maintain or adapt the project timelines, budget and scope
  • Maintain contact with Principal Investigators and Study Coordinators and provide them support to conduct the clinical investigation
  • Prepare and develop Study Newsletters
  • Prepare clinical data for analysis in collaboration with the project team, including Study Assistant, Data Manager and Statistician
  • Assist in optimizing quality standards and SOPs
  • Assist the study assistant and the project team to ensure reimbursements to the clinics as required

To master this challenge, you have

  • A Bachelor in Natural Science, nursing degree
  • Further education in Clinical Research and basic medical knowledge
  • Good understanding of study-related outcome measures
  • Experience with data capture in the field of clinical research
  • 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 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:  Jul 25, 2022