Welcome to the Section for Medical Statistics (IMS)

The Section for Medical Statistics (IMS) focuses on three main subjects:

  1. Research in the field of innovative statistical methods. The statistical methodological research focuses  on the following topics:

    • Sequential experimental designs
    • Adaptive and flexible experimental designs
    • Multiple hypothesis testing
    • Designs for hypothesis selection in genetic studies

  2. Scientific Collaborations in the planning, evaluation and publication of medical studies. Annually, the Section of Medical Statistics cooperates in up to 200 projects. Cooperations can be initiated at our weekly Consulting Seminar.
  3. Teaching of Biostatistics in various degree programs at the Medical University of Vienna and support of students for the planning and analysis of diploma theses projects. The Section for Medical Statistics also coordinates the statistical education in the modules SSM2 and SSM3 for human medicine (curriculum N202) and dental medicine (curriculum N203).

The section was founded in 1969 as independent Department of Medical Statistics and Documentation at the Medical Faculty of the University of Vienna. In 2004, it merged with the Departments of Medical Computer Sciences under the designation "Core Unit for Medical Statistics and Informatics (MSI)" of the Medical University of Vienna. Since 2010, the IMS is a section of the Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems.



Half-day position for students of statistics or related subjects

At the Medical University of Vienna, the Center for Medical Data Science / Institute of Medical Statistics has a vacancy for a semi-employed Technical Assistant (in accordance with the collective agreement – employment group IIIa), expected to start on 9 October 2023 (limited until 2 October 2024 with the option of a permanent contract).

Your area of responsibility includes the planning and statistical evaluation of medical studies, collaboration in medical data science projects, as well as support in the publication of scientific papers.

Details about this job offer (in German) ...




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