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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.

Scientific Affairs Manager 80-100%


What you can achieve:

  • Manage SCTO scientific projects of national relevance in collaboration with several stakeholders
  • Give input and contribute to strategic alignment in the organisation and the SCTO Network, e.g., by supporting the strategic development of SCTO Platforms
  • Assist the Managing Director in gathering data, preparing analysis, concepts, and synthesis documents for strategic purposes
  • Elaborate and contribute to SCTO strategy definition, reportings, funding applications and financial reporting analysis
  • Contribute with strategic input to SCTO boards, governing bodies and if required, to collaborations with important external stakeholders.

Who you are:

  • PhD or Master’s degree in health or life sciences with at least three years of experience in a similar environment (pharma, scientific organisation, hospital, research institution, university, health authorities, …), preferably in the field of clinical research
  • Previous experience in project management, clinical research or pharmaceutical regulatory affairs is a plus
  • Excellent analytical and synthesis skills, strategic thinking
  • Flexible, committed, motivated, collaborative
  • Solution and result-oriented
  • Fluent in English, native-level language skills in French or German, good knowledge in another national language an asset
  • Good IT/ office and collaboration software skills (Word, Excel, Office365/Teams/SharePoint, Zoom).

What we offer:

  • An excellent opportunity for a skilled and motivated professional to further develop his/her career in clinical research strategy and coordination, with a focus on analytical and strategic input and high-level support to a large research infrastructure in Switzerland
  • Being involved in projects 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 professional development.

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.