The Victorian Centre for Biostatistics (ViCBiostat) aims to build the Australian biostatistical workforce and future leaders through a program of methodological research embedded in significant collaborative health and medical research.


ViCBiostat is a virtual centre comprising a collaboration between the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), Monash University and The University of Melbourne; with senior, mid-career and postdoctoral biostatisticians and PhD students based at each of the institutions.

It provides a hub for methodological research through regular work-in-progress seminars and invited methodological seminars in biostatistics, as well as dedicated support for conference travel and other professional development for biostatistics postdocs and PhD students.

The centre is led by an executive committee comprising eight senior and mid-career academic biostatisticians.

Interested in PhD opportunities with us? Refer to our Research page for projects.


ViCBiostat Summer School 2022

The annual ViCBiostat Summer School will once again be held online in 2022. We look forward to you joining our team, and international guest presenter Stijn Vansteelandt, for 2 weeks...

Dr Kim Jachno and Dr Kelsey Grantham

Congratulations to two of our PhD students on their conferral this week.

Kelsey L Grantham, PhD "Statistical Methods For The Design And Analysis Of Longitudinal Cluster...

ViCBiostat 2022 PhD Projects

ViCBiostat Investigators invite Expressions of Interest for the following PhD projects, commencing in 2022:

Dealing with missing outcome data in randomised trials with extended follow-up Optimising dynamic treatment regimens...