Sano Postdoc

Citizen before patient and the creation of the personal evidence-based decision-making ecosystem – step 1

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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.

Sano acts 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 institute on a global level.

As a cross-disciplinary institution, Sano uses machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI), large scale computer simulations (HPC), 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.


  • Sano: Dr. Jose Sousa (Research Group Leader

The effects of risky behaviors, like smoking, obesity and drinking are reflected on the development of non-communicable disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people the equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Behavioral risk factors account for almost half of all deaths in Poland. Detection, screening, and treatment of NCDs, as well as palliative care, are key components of the response to NCDs.

Citizenship is described as one of the main factors to enhance human quality of life (QoL) and drive change, however in the health care sector the citizen empowerment is often disregarded. Due to its effects and impacts, the health decision making process relies on experts delivering solutions while not empowering individuals’ choice on its health path. It’s well known that no one likes to be forced, to stop smoking, change diet, and ultimately change behavior, as we are seeing in the actual pandemic.

However, when evidence is given, and a choice is provided individual citizenship becomes crowdsourcing to tackle big problems. No one wants to be a patient if it can have the evidence to choose not to be it with small nudges. From this concept and building on machine self-learning a personal health architecture of choice is needed to create evidence on the health path and provide nudge effects to empower individual change within an AI self-learning architecture of choice. With this project we are doing the first step.

This project will be carried out in cooperation with machine learning and AI scientists from Sano and its partners and experience from hospitals and industry, including a pharmaceutical company specialized in biomarkers testing.

You are expected to:

  • do original research under the direction of one of Research Group Leaders;
  • publish your work in peer-review journals and present during national and international conferences;
  • co-mentor junior scientists – PhD students and MSc students.

Required background and skills of the candidate:

  • recent or pending PhD in relevant field, preferably computer science or bioinformatics;
  • at least one first-author research publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, top conference or currently in press (e.g. Neuroimage, Nature Methods, Nature Communications, Nature Scientific Reports, PloS, IEEE TMI, …);
  • excellent written and oral English communication skills;
  • knowledge of bioinformatics, genomics;
  • knowledge of cloud technologies as desirable;
  • excellent programming skills – Python and/or R;
  • knowledge of SQL with NoSql as desirable.

We offer a fixed term contract for 40 hours per week for the duration of 2 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 12000 PLN gross per month, based on a full-time contract (40 hours a week) for the duration of 2 years with private medical care and a sports card.

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.

If you feel that this job opportunity is the career that you are looking for, please apply immediately and give Sano a chance to meet you. Please, be informed that Sano will contact only with Candidates fulfilling the formal criteria.

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;
  • a curriculum vitae;

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