Biostatistics & Big Medical Data – PMULogo PMU

The team Biostatistics & Big Medical Data combines statistical and data science know-how in the areas of clinical and preclinical experimental design, bioinformatics and big medical data. It supports data-driven biostatistical and biomedical consulting and research, development of medical and health products and services, implementation of evidence-based medicine as well as personalisation of medicin and pharmaceutics.


Postdoc-Position: Georg Zimmermann

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Dr. Georg Zimmermann is leading the Team Biostatistics and Big Medical Data at Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg. For several years, he has been doing research on various methodological and biostatistical topics (e.g., small samples, evidence-based medicine). He also has much experience in working together with clinicians and other subject-matter experts from the Life Sciences (e.g., neuroscience, dermatology) in applied interdisciplinary projects, both at the national and at the international level. His main task within the IDA Lab are to foster methodologically oriented cooperations with Paracelsus Medical University / University Hospital Salzburg, to initiate collaborative projects with other institutions in the Salzburg area (especially with PLUS), and to establish joint projects at the international level.

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Predoc-Position: Konstantin Thiel

K. Thiel ©mateuszdworczykKonstantin Thiel does research in the field of non-parametric statistics and works in various national and international projects. He studied Data Science in Salzburg and Environmental and Bioresource Management in Vienna. Besides research, he is also involved in teaching at PLUS.

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Predoc-Position: Martin Geroldinger

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Martin Geroldinger joined the team in 2020 as a Research Statistician. During the last years he had the opportunity to work in international projects and research groups, especially in the field of rare diseases (small sample sizes) and nonparametric statistics.  Besides his master’s degree in mathematics, he completed a teaching degree in parallel and gained work experience in the industry as project manager, data scientist and consultant.  Furthermore, he teaches applied statistics and quantitative research at departments of PLUS and PMU.  Currently, he is conducting his doctoral research in the field of nonparametric statistics and is involved in various (inter)national projects.

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Predoc-Position: Raoul Kutil (AIDA-PATH: Borgelt)

Bild Raoul KutilRaoul Kutil MSc completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in mathematics at PLUS and worked out a prototype algorithm for a new method to calculate the niche overlap. He is working on time series analysis with the matrix profile.

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Masterstudent: Wanda Lauth

W. Lauth; ©privatWanda Lauth is studying mathematics at PLUS and focused on stochastics and statistics in her bachelor’s and master’s thesis. She has been part of the team since February 2021 and is primarily involved in collaborating with various departments at the Salzburg Provincial Hospitals (SALK), answering scientific questions and providing statistical support for students at Paracelsus Medical Private University (PMU).

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