Call for PhD Students

The Sano Centre for Computational Medicine is a new International Scientific Foundation located in Kraków, Poland. Sano aspires to be a major translational scientific institute, operating at the meeting point of academic science, established MedTech industry, and emerging start-up environment, combining the best of these three perspectives. Established with support from the European Commission and the Foundation for Polish Science, Sano aims to be a major driving force behind the advancement of computational medicine for the benefit of healthcare systems worldwide.

Sano will act as a core technology and expertise provider for industry, and creator of innovation, developing state-of-the-art solutions for healthcare. Thanks to the substantial funding and excellent European partnership network, Sano will bring a critical mass to this transformational field of research, in order to translate scientific advancements onto clinical practice. Sano’s ambition is to become the Reference Centre for Computational Medicine in Central Europe and build a reputation as a leading center on a global level. 

As a cross-disciplinary institution, Sano will use machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI), large scale computer simulations, data science, and other computational technologies towards overcoming global challenges in healthcare systems. The research agenda will be executed in close collaboration with Partners in Poland, EU and USA.

We value:

  • Passion – Passion in what we do, engagement in Sano operations, taking responsibility, providing initiative, being happy at work.
  • Innovation – Boldness in articulating and pursuing novel ideas, courage to think outside the box.
  • Integrity – Directness, openness, tolerance and respect. Scientific integrity (we do not cut corners).
  • Diversity – Diversity in backgrounds, cultures and opinions of Sano employees. Promotion of women in STEM.

If you’re thinking of doing a PhD, you’re interested in computational medicine and are looking at various options, Sano might be just the place for you.

Sano is a new nonprofit research institute dedicated to the advancement of computational medicine, developing sophisticated computer methods for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, to meet the overarching worldwide need for efficient, effective and streamlined healthcare.

We recognize that it is all about the skills of people involved in the project, to develop Sano into the world-class research centre for advanced computational medicine.

We’re looking for the best people around and invite all students interested in applied research within computational medicine to apply. Sano recognizes the key importance of excellent doctoral research and aims to create stimulating and innovative environment where talents can be optimally developed.

By applying, you will let us know about your interest in pursuing PhD education at Sano. Over time, we will be adding more and more PhD topics, we are looking for PhD students to work at all of our Research Groups – Healthcare Informatics, Computer Vision Data Science, Modeling and Simulation, Clinical Data Science, Personal Health Data Science and Extreme-Scale Data and Computing.

We’re waiting for you!

You are excpected to: 

  • do original research under the direction of your supervisor;
  • participate in the many seminars by internal and external speakers as well as journal clubs and group activities;
  • collaborate with other PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and other Sano employees. You will have the opportunity to co-learn advanced coding techniques with the help of experienced scientific programmers and data scientists.

As our successful candidate you should have:

  • Master’s degree (completed or near completion) or 1st Class undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant discipline, including but not limited to computer science, biomedical engineering, physics, mathematics, data science, medical sciences;
  • interest in pursuing applied research in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • excellent written and oral English communication skills.

We offer a fixed term contract for 40 hours per week for the duration of 4 years. This will be supported by an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The contract will include opportunities to participate in teaching and supervision of undergraduate and master students.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be up to 8000 PLN gross per month, based on a full-time contract (40 hours a week) for the duration of 4 years with private medical care and a sports card.

Sano itself doesn’t award degrees – the PhD will be a collaboration between us and one of our partners, including University of Sheffield or AGH University of Science and Technology. The student will be based in Poland, Krakow operating in conjunction with the Cyfronet supercomputing centre hosted by AGH. The student is expected to spend approximately 6 months on international visits to collaborating institutions during the contract.

Sano offers excellent opportunities for study and development, an access to many international conferences on computational medicine and a possibility to grow in a scientific society.

Sano is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application.

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a cover letter with an emphasis on your research interests;
  • a curriculum vitae;

During later stages, you’ll also be asked to provide:

  • copies of your degree certificates;
  • copies of your English certificates;
  • two reference letters

Apply through Sano recruitment system. If you would like to apply for future openings feel free to send your application to our database.​