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The SCTO is an independent organisation and is based on a joint initiative of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

As of 2017, the SCTO is a research infrastructure of national importance funded by the State Secretariat of Education, Research and Innovation and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Job Opportunities

Are you interested in an exciting and unique career opportunity?

We are looking to fill the following position at our Executive Office in Bern.

Administrative Assistant 60-80%


What you can achieve:

  • Assist the Managing Director in governance and scientific affairs by preparing all types of meetings, reports, documents, and presentations
  • Be responsible for the organisation of internal and external and boards meetings, and for writing the minutes
  • Provide general administrative support to scientific activities with the network and partner institutions, including follow-ups and reportings, in accordance with SCTO processes
  • Be involved in specific projects and tasks of the SCTO as assigned (e.g. support to communication tools)

Who you are:

  • Administrative assistant or a completed professional training, preferably with experience in scientific/clinical research or in a similar environment (scientific organisation, hospital, research institution, university, health authorities, …)
  • Excellent general administrative, coordination and organisation skills
  • Good capacity to handle multitasking, involving many partners
  • Sense of professional responsibility and service
  • Motivated, flexible, collaborative
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Very good written and spoken English (level B2), native-level language skills in French or German, skills in another national language an asset
  • Proficient IT/ office and collaboration software skills (Word, Excel, Office365/Teams/SharePoint, Zoom); advanced skills would be a plus (e.g., use of Word styles, Excel pivot tables, SharePoint access controls, etc.).

What we offer:

  • An excellent opportunity for a motivated professional, interested in scientific related matters, to further develop or enter the field of research organisations and executive support to a large research infrastructure in Switzerland
  • Being involved in activities of national relevance for a reference organisation in clinical research
  • Flexible working hours; possibility of partial home-office; central office in Bern close to the train station
  • Attractive working and salary conditions; good opportunities for continuous training and education

French-speaking applicants are encouraged to apply, and our team looks forward to getting to know you!


Please submit your application via email to application@scto.notexisting@nodomain.comch by 29 September 2023. Your application should include your CV, a motivation letter, and references. For more information and questions contact Victoria Sarraf, Managing Director (031 307 10 41 or 031 307 10 40).

About us

The Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO) is an academic infrastructure reference organisation for high-quality, patient-oriented clinical research in Switzerland. As of 2017, SCTO is a clinical research infrastructure of national importance, funded by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). SCTO’s primary objective is to catalyse valuable and innovative clinical research in Switzerland and contribute to deliver new and better therapies to society.

The SCTO CTU Network, constituted by the Clinical Trial Units (CTUs) of the five university hospitals and two cantonal hospitals, is a well-established and nationally coordinated clinical research infrastructure providing all services and support needed for high-quality clinical research projects.

Our SCTO Platforms serve as nationwide centres of excellence and pool of experts, developing thematic guidance and tools to provide practical solutions for researchers in academic clinical research.