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Junior Research Project Manager


RetinAI Medical

Job Description

Ikerian AG (formely RetinAI Medical) is a fast-growing medical device software company headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. Our mission is to enable the right decisions sooner in healthcare, through transformative AI & data management solutions for disease screening and monitoring. Join our diverse team of entrepreneurs, developers, researchers, and commercial experts who are collectively shaping the future of healthcare.

We're looking for a Junior Research Project Manager to join our team. If you're excited about shaping the future of health-tech and enjoy a hands-on approach to problem-solving, we're eager to speak to you!

The general Project Manager responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress.
  • Lead project teams with multi-disciplinary internal resources and customers for the execution of customer projects according to the project plan.
  • Support the definition of research questions and analysis plans
  • Identify, analyse and mitigate project risks in a timely manner and escalate issues to line managers
  • Ensure that the assigned projects are delivered according to customer satisfaction (on-time, within scope, budget and requirements).
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders to build mutually beneficial results.
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.
  • Communicate and report project progress, major risks, issues and changes to plan; escalate to management as needed in a timely manner.
  • Support regulatory documentation and quality reviews.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.


  • Master's degree in Natural Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Ability to lead smaller to medium teams including resources and time planning, progress tracking, status updates
  • Knowledge in effort estimation and project planning for smaller to medium projects
  • Strong sense of communication and being able to transfer information between technical and non-technical teams.
  • Good knowledge of stakeholder management to ensure opinions are considered
  • Able to lead by example
  • Knowledge in conflict management, able to identify conflict situations and discuss solutions with senior members
  • Knowledge in scope management, able to Identify change requests and scope creeps and escalates to senior members.
  • Good knowledge of project risk management, able to identify common project risks and to mitigate or escalate them to senior members
  • Understands project management processes
  • Good understanding of cloud-based software and SaaS
  • 1+ years of experience in managing research projects, including data acquisition, data clean up and data analysis
  • Strong ability to work remotely and affinity to work with online tools
  • Sound Background in regulatory compliance for medical devices (MDR / FDA) is a plus
  • Background in data science or statistics is a plus
  • Background knowledge in Ophthalmology is a plus


  • A chance to be part of an exceptional team driving innovation in healthcare.
  • A competitive salary in a supportive work environment that fosters work-life balance.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development in an international setting.
  • A culture of collaboration and inclusion, which is fundamental to our ethos.
  • Remote work with annual in-person team gatherings.
  • Hardware and software support for a seamless remote work experience.
  • Participation in the company's Employee Stock Option Plan.

We invite qualified candidates eager to make a difference in healthcare technology to apply.

Advice from our career coach

To be successful in applying for the Junior Research Project Manager role at Ikerian AG, formerly RetinAI Medical, candidates should focus on highlighting their ability to lead projects and communicate effectively with technical and non-technical teams. Here are some specific tips to stand out as an applicant:

  • Showcase your experience in managing research projects, including data acquisition, clean up, and analysis.
  • Highlight your knowledge of project risk management and your ability to identify and mitigate common project risks.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of cloud-based software and SaaS.
  • Emphasize any background in Ophthalmology, data science, statistics, or regulatory compliance for medical devices as these are considered pluses.
  • Illustrate your ability to work remotely and proficiency with online tools.

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Apr 27, 2024


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