Sano PhD Student - Project title: Gene Therapy using Computational Analytics Approach

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

Sano PhD Student

Project title: Gene Therapy using Computational Analytics Approach

Publication date: 7.07.2022

Closing date: 28.07.2022

Level of education: Master's degree

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary indication: up to 8000 PLN gross monthly


Sano: Clinical Data Science Research Group Leader

Project start: August 2022 (depends on Candidate’s availability)

Computational Drug Analytics is a rich area of research that has become extremely important during the COVID-19 global pandemic. This project strives to develop a novel algorithm for monitoring cell reprogramming that leverages single-cell multi-omics data, ontology, epigenetics factors, and cell heterogeneity, enabling a more holistic view of the regulatory mechanisms at cellular resolution.

The main activities planned within this project involve the following:

  • Computational biology and gene sequencing
  • Biological Modeling and Simulations
  • Ontology-based Information Extraction of PubMed and clinical trials
  • Text analysis and mining
  • Network construction, analysis, community detection
  • The design of novel algorithms and computational methods
  • Integration with multi-omics data sources (e.g., PubChem)
  • Proficiency in Python programming and Jupiter notebook and others (Julia, R)
What are you going to do?

You are expected to:

  • Original research in this field under the direction of the Project’s Principal Investigator.
  • Participate in 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.
What do we require?

Required background and skills of the candidate:

  • Master's degree (completed or near completion) in a relevant discipline, such as data science, mathematics, biostatistics, computational biology, computational chemistry;
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about the omics approach to drug repurposing;
  • To have the curiosity and the courage to work on cutting-edge research and meet the challenge;
  • Prior research experience in academia or industry is a plus;
  • A great deal of interest in pursuing computational medicine research.
Our offer:

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.

This PhD will be a collaboration between Sano and a degree awarding body. The student will be based in Poland, operating in conjunction with the Cyfronet supercomputing centre hosted by AGH.

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.

Last modified Friday, July 8, 2022