Research Team Leader - Computer Vision Data Science

Location Krakow
Employment type Full time
Region / State / Province małopolskie
About job:

Computer Vision Data Science group focuses its efforts on the development of AI technology for automatic analysis and interpretation of visual information in healthcare applications. Applications range from medical imaging, surgery, digital pathology, patient monitoring, etc.  

Currently, the Group’s main focus lies in neuroscience and neuroimaging. The team comprises young scientists in PhD Student and Postdoc roles and who are collaborating with the members of a separate Scientific Programmers team. 


Sano invites excellent, experienced scientists, willing to work in an academic startup environment to apply for the Group Leader position. The perfect candidate is a seasoned, independent researcher, with a history of leading a research team, keen to address new challenges and willing to work on technologies of the future in a collaborative environment. 

Group Leaders are key Sano employees, executing the organisation's research strategy to ensure scientific and commercial success. Collaboration between research Groups allows the best possible technological solutions to be incubated for clinical and industrial translation. 


Research Group Leaders are expected to work on-site, in our office at AGH University Center of Energy. 


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. 


We require from you: 

  • CV 

  • Cover letter with short summary of your career. Among others - please describe your area of scientific interests. Also include information about your willingness to work to Poland, timeframe requirements etc 

  • List of publications / Patents / Grants. List of your best publications, key grants you were awarded (with the income) and your patents, if applicable 

  • References. Please provide min. 2 reference letters or reference contact 

As Group Leader, you will:
  • Lead and perform independent research aligned with the Sano’s overarching Research Agenda 

  • Take over the lead of an existing group of young scientists, at various stages of their PhD/Postdoc projects – the leader is expected to supervise, mentor and advise current group members in completing their research 

  • Develop and implement appropriate workflows, tools, and methods 

  • Actively target additional funding for research through proposing new grants, (as an individual and within consortia), to Polish and international research funding authorities 

  • With the assistance of Sano’s business development specialists, build strong industrial and clinical alliances, to facilitate access to medical data for junior researchers, and to improve translational prospects of research outputs 

  • Build and maintain a strong scientific network, establishing collaborations – promoting a networking/collaborative attitude among group members 

  • Maintain the highest quality scientific and technical outputs from group members, observing Sano’s internal rules for IP management, and taking part in establishing the Sano quality management system for medical software products 

  • Communicate results at internal meetings, scientific conferences and public dissemination channels 

  • Take an active role in the recruitment of group members –assisting Sano’s recruitment specialist in performing open, international competitions for PhD students, postdocs 

You will have a strong track record, including:
  • PhD in relevant field with at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience 

  • Proven experience as an independent researcher in computer vision (convolutional neural nets, deep learning), medical imaging, machine learning, deep learning, and visual data science. Experience in neuroimaging and/or neuroscience is a plus. 

  • Experience in working with healthcare-related data is highly desired but not strictly required 

  • History of supervision of research group and managing research projects independently or in collaboration 

  • Knowledge of Python, TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn or similar 

  • Demonstrated track record of high-impact publications, ideally in high-impact computer vision conferences 

  • Experience in grant acquisition, preferably at international level (such as EU Horizon programme) 

  • A record of developing research partnerships and collaborative relationships with universities, industry, and research laboratories, hospitals or medical institutions 

  • Experience in translational research highly desired 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, fluent written and oral communication skills in English, no Polish required 

  • Good organisational skills 

As a Group Leader you will benefit from:
  • An attractive basic salary from 240k PLN up to 270k PLN gross yearly / approx. up to 60k EUR gross yearly which gives you very good comfort of living in Poland 

  • Additional private medical care and partially sponsored access to sports facilities 

  • An opportunity to lead an established group with the possibility to introduce new group members in the future 

  • Research freedom in the scope of proposing new scientific research and the organisational management of the research group. As one of the Center research group leaders, the selected candidate will be taking responsibility and credit for the Centre and its research/commercial achievements. 

  • Opportunities to co-advise PhD and MSc theses at partner universities 

  • Continuous support from Sano’s professional software development unit, comprising a team of scientific programmers, data analysts & web developers. Your group will enjoy training and assistance to create not just outstanding scientific papers, but also high-quality, sustainable scientific software outputs, positioned for translation to industry and clinics 

  • Excellent support from proactive, motivated and professional support and development teams, including operations, recruitment, legal/IP, promotion, design, grant acquisition, and business development 

  • Travel – an associated budget to support attendance at global computational medicine conferences and make research visits to collaborating institutions, for you and your research group 

  • Access to a significant, and actively expanding, network of Sano collaborators and contacts from academia, clinics and industry – to extend your own network 

  • The option to take adjunct professorship positions at partner universities, subject to their internal regulations 

Last modified Monday, June 10, 2024