Sano PhD Student - Project title: Serverless computing for medical applications

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

Sano PhD position

Project title: Serverless computing for medical applications

Publication date: 11.05.2022

Closing date: 31.05.2022

Level of education: Master's degree

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary indication: up to 14000 PLN gross monthly


Sano: dr. Maciej Malawski (Extreme Scale data and Computing Research Group Leader)

Project start: 2022 (as soon as a Candidate is selected)

Serverless computing is a relatively new trend in cloud computing, in which application developers focus on providing the required functionality and the infrastructure providers are responsible for managing servers. Serverless model, usually based on Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) and Container-as-a-Service (CaaS) infrastructures has been developed for interactive event-driven applications and has been successful in many business but also scientific domains, where interactive data analysis or processing of streaming data is required.

The goal of the project will be to evaluate the applicability of serverless computing to medical applications. The possible usage scenarios include: processing of data from wearables and IoT devices collecting measurement of patient parameters, high throughput distributed analysis of parameter space of modeling and simulation models, or distributed and federated machine learning on data from edge devices. The project will provide opportunity to develop proof-of-concept solutions using modern technologies coming from public clouds (e.g. Amazon, Google, Microsoft) and open source projects (OpenWhisk, Knative). Moreover, an important part of research will be on performance evaluation of developed solutions using real infrastructures, to understand the costs and benefits of the serverless model and to optimize the execution of applications.

What are you going to do?

You are expected to:

  • do original research in this field under the direction of the 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.
What do we require?

As our successful candidate you should have:

  • Master’s degree (completed or near completion) or 1st Class undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant discipline such as computer science, computer engineering, robotics, physics or similar;
  • knowledge of operating systems and distributed computing;
  • excellent programming skills: Python, C++, Bash;
  • experience in HPC, cloud and/or container technologies is desired;
  • prior academic or industry research experience;
  • interest in pursuing applied research;
  • excellent written and oral English communication skills.
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, Krakow 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 Tuesday, May 10, 2022