Group Leader in Artificial Intelligence

Ref: 5456


Warsaw, Poland

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Role Managed by:

Annabel Holt

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6219


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 02/01/2022

Formal Interview Date: tbc

IDEAS NCBR was established in 2020 by the Polish government through the National Centre for Research and Development and aims to become the leading centre for research, development, and innovation in the field of Digital Economy and Artificial Intelligence in Poland. Led by its President, Professor Piotr Sankowski, Professor of Computer Science at University of Warsaw’s Institute of Informatics, IDEAS NCBR will provide a strong link between science and commercial enterprise, acting as a catalyst for innovation and commercialisation of AI technologies. The centre will play an important role in research, innovation, and education, providing Polish universities with a pipeline of highly qualified research staff who combine expertise in applied research with commercial experience. Located in central Warsaw, IDEAS NCBR will bring together more than 200 research scientists across 10 thematic laboratories and will further benefit from affiliate researchers from Poland’s leading universities.

IDEAS NCBR is now seeking to appoint a Group Leader in Artificial Intelligence who will build and lead a world-leading research group (circa 20 people) in a relevant area of computer science. Reporting to the President, the Group Leader will develop and lead an exciting programme of research and innovation projects aligned with the vision and mission of IDEAS NCBR. The Group Leader will also act as an ambassador for IDEAS NCBR, representing the centre nationally and internationally, forging links with universities and industry, and identifying relevant opportunities for commercialisation.

Candidates will be established research leaders in computer science, with an international reputation and track record of success in any relevant area, including, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Visual Recognition or Economic Algorithms. The successful candidate will have a record of high-impact publications and grant attraction. The ideal candidate will also bring demonstrable leadership experience together with a commercial mindset.

Application procedure

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Annabel Holt at or +44 (0)20 7340 6219. 

The closing date for applications is noon BST, Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Employment: Full Time permanent position.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to building a diverse community and would like our leadership team to reflect this. We therefore welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.


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