Franz König is currently Associate Professor at the Section of Medical Statistics at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria.
He is currently member of ethics committee of the Medical University of Vienna and also of the ethics committee of the community of Vienna (Ethikkommission der Stadt Wien).
From 2008 till 2010 he was seconded to the European Medicines Agency (London, UK) as statistical expert in the Unit Human Medicines Development and Evaluation. At the EMA he held the Scientific Secretariat of the then newly founded Biostatistics Working Party (BSWP). He was involved in the development of guidelines and assessment of statistical methods and clinical trial protocols.
His main research interests are multiple testing, adaptive/flexible designs, interim analyses and data safety monitoring boards (DSMB).
Franz König has served as Guest Editor for Special Issues in Biometrical Journal and Statistics in Medicine. He is currently the work package leader of the work package "adaptive designs" in the EU FP7- funded research project IDEAL (Grant Agreement No 602552) and deputy coordinator of an EU Horizon 2020 funded Marie Curie ITN network IDEAS on early drug development studies (Grant Agreement No 633567). Furthermore, he has been co-investigator in several peer-reviewed research projects by the Austrian Science Fund.