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Two job opportunities at the Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of Vienna

We are currently looking to expand out team at the Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of Vienna with:

1. A highly motivated Biostatistician: You will collaborate with investigators on research projects with responsibility for analysis and presentation of research data and should introduce innovative statistical thinking and methods and communicate complicated statistical measures to researchers without statistical background. Besides making substantial contributions to clinical and translational academic research and to collaborate with national and international partners you will assist in the design of clinical trials, including statistical sections of the study protocol, randomization methodology and writing statistical analysis plans. In addition, you are expected to be engaged in handling of large scale clinical and laboratory data of multidimensional sources as well as management of this data including data curation.

The ideal candidate should have a masterĀ“s degree or in-depth educational background in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Data science (Pharmaco-) Epidemiology or related quantitative fields with a documented experience in longitudinal data analyses. Knowledge of programming in SAS, R, Stata, or similar are advantageous. Previous research experience in outcome research is preferential. We are looking for an integrative personality who will also provide advice, education, methodological and analytical support for research assistants, other research taff or postgraduate students.

2. A postdoctoral Biostatistician with experience in (Pharmaco) Epidemiology and a research interest in the rheumatology research field. This role is an exciting opportunity to make substantial contributions to clinical and translational academic research and to collaborate with national and international partners. The applicant is expected to be engaged in a variety of research activities, including development of study design and analysis of clinical and translational studies, handling of large scale datasets of heterogeneous, multidimensional data sources, and others. Candidates are encouraged to establish an innovative and well-funded research group that is open to interdisciplinary collaboration.

The ideal candidate should have a background in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, (Pharmaco-) Epidemiology or related disciplines with a documented experience in handling big data and longitudinal data analyses. Previous research experience in network analyses and clustering methods are advantageous. Candidates should demonstrate a strong motivation to engage in the rheumatology research field, introduce innovative statistical thinking and methods and should have at least one publication as a first author and experience in grant writing. Where required, the appointee may also supervise junior Biostatisticians and consult research assistants, other research staff or postgraduate students.

About The Division of Rheumatology: The Division of Rheumatology at the Medical University of Vienna performs basic, clinical and translational research in the field of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease. The applied science focuses on determination of causes of inflammatory rheumatic conditions, developing treatment strategies and predicting treatment response by linking data from longitudinal clinical and trial databases with genetic, molecular and biological biomarkers.

Interested candidates should send their application (letter of motivation, CV, list of peer-reviewed publications, a brief synopsis of their previous research area, at least 2 letters of recommendation) as a single-pdf to 

Application Deadline: September 15th 2020


DPhil project, Oxford Center for Clinical Therapeutics (NDORMS) Botnar Research Center, Oxford, United Kingdom

Can orally delivered gas nanobubbles relieve joint hypoxia? The core of this DPhil project is an experimental medicine study to establish whether orally delivered gas nanobubbles can relieve joint hypoxia and thus may deliver novel benefits in joint disease. The laboratory component of this project will be to explore the mechanistic basis of HIF-mediated pathology in joint disease. The DPhil will be jointly supervised by Prof Eleanor Stride (Professor of Biomedical Engineering) and Prof Duncan Richards (Climax Professor of Clinical Therapeutics) at the Oxford Center for Clinical Therapeutics (NDORMS) Botnar Research Center, Oxford. Training will be provided in the clinical procedures required to conduct the clinical study and how to plan and conduct compliant clinical studies.In addition a core curriculum of lectures organized departmentally will be taken in the first term to provide a solid foundation in a broad range of subjects related to doctoral study. See more details here .

The department accepts applications throughout the year but it is recommended that, in the first instance, you contact the relevant supervisors or the Graduate Studies Officer, , who will be able to advise you of the essential requirements. Interested applicants should have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class BSc degree or equivalent, and will also need to provide evidence of English language competence. The application guide and form are found online and the DPhil will commence in October 2020. For further information, please visit webpage  and / or contact Prof


Post-doctoral fellowship at San Raffaele Hospital and University, Milan, Italy

By maladaptive activation of innate inflammation, including cancer, autoimmunity, and cardiovascular pathologies? Don't look any further! Check it out here .


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Deadline: 17th August 2020


Rheumatology Internship or Assistant Position, Cochin Hospital, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France

A 6-month clinical internship or assistant position in Rheumatology is opening in Rheumatology Department, Cochin Hospital, Paris Descartes University, Excellence EULAR Center, from June to November 2020. The department has two main areas of expertise: rheumatic inflammatory diseases (eg rheumatoid arthritis , spondyloarthritis and connective tissue diseases) and bone diseases (eg osteoporosis).

Candidates will be fully involved in the clinical activities (eg inpatients and outpatients care, multidisciplinary meetings) of the department; for this, candidates should be fluent in French. Candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in all the multidisciplinary meetings, and to initiate a clinical research project.

Candidates should send a CV and motivation letter to: