Recruitment – Statistician/Data Scientist (part-time/full-time)on-site from July 2024Division of Rheumatology, Medical University of Vienna, AustriaWähringer Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria

The Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of Vienna are currently looking toexpand our team with a STATISTICIAN/DATA SCIENTIST with educational background inStatistics and Data Science or with educational background in Medicine, Health-, or LifeSciences with extensive experience in statistics and handling data.About the divisionThe Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of Vienna performs basic, clinical,and translational research in the field of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease. As aEULAR Centre of Excellence our division is regarded as one of the leading centers inrheumatology research worldwide. We perform applied science that focuses ondetermination of causes of inflammatory rheumatic conditions, developing treatmentstrategies and predicting treatment response by linking patient-level data from longitudinalclinical and trial databases with genetic, molecular, and biological biomarkers.What we offerWe offer a position with the opportunity to work in a dynamic team consisting of highlymotivated people with different scientific backgrounds including clinical and epidemiologicalresearchers. The heterogeneity of our team provides an inspiring scientific setting, enablingto contribute to different areas of the rheumatologic scientific field. Our data warehouseincludes a variety of different datasets, including patient-level data derived from the clinicalcohort of our department, patient level data from randomized clinical trials, but also metalevel data of randomized clinical trials of the field.The main body of work will be integrated within the research group of Paul Studenic. Thisposition also provides the opportunity to be involved in all phases of applied clinical researchprojects, partly in two of our large-scale EU-wide projects (SQUEEZE and STRATA-FIT) aswell as in overlapping research areas. The candidate will discuss and work within a team tocontribute in the phases of designing clinical studies, providing, maintaining and contributingto establish clean data structures, statistical modelling, data analyses, graphical illustrationand interpretation of results.Your Profile

  • Completed education in the field of data science, biostatistics or equivalent, ideally
    within the medical field OR health care professional/MD with experience in statistics
    and data science
  • Proficiency in statistics, data analyses and advanced skills in at least one relevant
    statistical programming language, such as R, STATA, SAS or python (preferentially
    R/python). Programming skills or experience with AI/language model use is desirable.
  • Excellent English in speaking and writing, German skills are appreciated.
  • Willing to learn new techniques and take part in further education.
  • The ideal candidate has a proactive, solution-oriented working attitude, being able
    and motivated to dive into complex data structures and willing to solve statistical and
    data-based challenges autonomously.
  • High degree of social skills, enjoy being integrated within a team.
    The position will be funded for one year, with possibility of extension. Salary according to the
    current KV for Universities depending on your education incl. creditable relevant existing
    work experience.
    Interested candidates should send their application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae,
    optionally letter recommendation) as a single pdf to Paul Studenic
    ( and Caroline Dürrschmid
    Application deadline: June 30th 2024
    The position will be filled immediately. Short-listed candidates will be invited for personal