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

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

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

Publication date: 19.11.2021

Closing date: 31.12.2021

Level of education: PhD

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary indication: up to 12000 PLN gross monthly


Sano: Dr. Jose Sousa (Research Group Leader)

Project period: 2 years (e.g. January 2022 - January 2024)

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.

What are you going to do?

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.
What do we require?

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.
Our offer:

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.

Last modified Wednesday, November 24, 2021