Your opportunity to make an impact

We are looking for passionate people to develop Sano into the world-class research centre for advanced computational medicine.

International PhD programme

Multidisciplinary PhD programme crossing the boundaries between:

  • Medicine, health sciences
  • Computer science, data science, computational science
  • Biomedical engineering

Degrees and training courses organized by:

  • University of Sheffield
  • AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Jagiellonian University Medical College
  • University of Amsterdam

Collaboration with research teams at Sano:

  • Close contacts with the University Hospital in Kraków
  • Participation in international projects
  • Collaboration with industrial partners

Training and research exchange programme:

  • Advanced courses at the University of Sheffield and other foreign partners of the Centre
  • Six months abroad (long + short visits)

Call for PhD Students

As a key part of its operations

Sano provides an opportunity for young researchers to conduct research in computational medicine as a part of the international, multi-disciplinary PhD programme. Sano collaborates with partnering universities (including University of Sheffield, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Collegium Medicum of Jagiellonian University in Kraków, University of Amsterdam) and other eligible institutions that will conduct the formal procedure of granting the PhD degree.

PhD programme at Sano means

crossing the border between medicine, computer science and biomedical engineering, it grants an amazing opportunity for Students to be involved in international collaborations, both academic and industrial. As a part of the programme, the Students will spend up to 6 months abroad within the partnering institutions for training and research visits.
We highly encourage everyone interested to apply. Work with us for the future benefit of healthcare!

Benefits to topic proposers

Co-authorship of the student’s publications resulting from the project:

Direct access to the developed technological solution on every stage of its development

Possibility to co-supervise the resultant PhD Thesis (provided the proposer has the ability to supervise PhDs in her/his own institution)

Ability to consult and influence the final shape of the created solution to the stated clinical problem

Access to training programs, courses, workshops and seminars offered by Sano

Having Sano as a hosting institution for a new personal grant (we offer comprehensive proposal development support: writing, impact assessment, initial market evaluation, IP protection strategies, etc.)

In cases of exceptionally successful projects (i.e. the most promising ideas/solutions) the possibility of joining the commercialisation track by e.g. becoming a medical advisor in a new spinout company

Endless possibilities for discussions and co-development: new product ideas, new grant proposals etc.

And the most important: creating an opportunity of an important clinical problem being efficiently addressed by a technological solution

Call for clinically relevant research topics

This call is addressed to all researchers in the areas including: Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical engineering, Computer Science, or Computational Science who are interested in conducting world leading translational research in the broad area of Computational Medicine and, potentially, co-supervising the PhD students who will be employed at Sano.

The ability or willingness to co-supervise the resulting PhD thesis is not a requirement, but an option. We seek topics which address important clinically-related problems that can be solved using computational methods, in alignment with the areas of Sano’s research agenda: Modelling and Simulation, High Performance Computing, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Healthcare Informatics.

The proposed topics will be evaluated by a committee of researchers at Sano, taking into account the importance of clinical problem, the scientific novelty, the relevance to Sano’s research agenda, the availability of clinical data, translational potential, and possible risks.

The list of accepted topics together with their descriptions will be publicly announced and advertised as an open call for PhD candidates. The researchers who proposed the topics will be involved in the process of candidates’ recruitment, which will be conducted in an open, international procedure, according to standards set by the Foundation for Polish Science and Euraxess Network.

Are you interested in collaboration with Sano and have good ideas to discuss?
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