Data Scientist I or Data Scientist II

Job description

About Us

Owkin is an AI biotechnology company that uses AI to find the right treatment for every patient. We combine the best of human and artificial intelligence to answer the research questions shared by biopharma and academic researchers. By closing the translational gap between complex biology and new treatments, we bring new diagnostics and drugs to patients sooner.

Owkin has raised over $300 million and became a unicorn through investments from leading biopharma companies (Sanofi and BMS) and venture funds (Fidelity, GV and BPI, among others).

Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

About The Role

As a Data Scientist I/II at Owkin, you will have the opportunity to work on high impact projects with our pharma partners and support the deployment of innovative methodologies to impact drug development . You will join our world-class Data Science team and will collaborate with Owkin’s scientists and external collaborators including academic researchers and pharmaceutical companies.

This is an opportunity to contribute to drug development and deliver new therapies to patients with cancer.

What You Will Be Doing

As a Data Scientist, you will :

  • Analyse medical datasets using machine learning algorithms to derive new biomarkers related to treatment benefit and/or identify new therapeutic targets. This includes literature reviews and coding to test and benchmark new approaches.
  • Work closely with other members of Owkin’s R&D and Medical teams with varied expertises (computational biologists, experts in medical imaging, federated learning, …) to deliver on projects.
  • Participate in our internal R&D, improving Owkin's methodology.
  • Publish research results in different academic venues and communicate research results internally through regular project reports.

Who We Are Looking For

The successful candidate will have a ‘team-first’ kind of attitude; be independent, curious and detail-attentive; thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; and be fun to work with.


  • Be passionate about the intersections of healthcare and AI.
  • Have experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches.
  • Graduate (MSc) or PhD in Mathematics/Computer Science-related field (machine learning, applied mathematics).
  • Be Proficient in Python and/or R with demonstrated knowledge in use of ML software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, fluent in English

Ways to Stand Out

The following are not necessarily required, but would be a plus:

  • Work experience applying your knowledge in clinical research (e.g. in a pharmaceutical company or academic environment).
  • Experience with single-cell and spatial omics data analysis.
  • Prior experience mentoring other scientists.

For Internal Use

What we offer

  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please complete the form and submit your CV.
  • Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
  • Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:
  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn.
  • Communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the @owkin.com domain), over the phone or though our applicant tracking system (Greenhouse).
  • The Owkin talent team do use platforms such as LinkedIn and Job Teaser, however if you have any concern or doubt about this contact, please ask for them to send an email from @Owkin.com.
  • The Owkin talent team will not solicit personal data from candidates during the application phase including, but not limited to, date of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information;
  • Legitimate Owkin interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or via an approved enterprise videoconferencing service (Google Meets). They will not occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the talent and hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format.

If you think that you have been a victim of fraud,

  • Check the identity of the talent team on LinkedIn.
  • Check the existence of the position on our website https://owkin.com/hiring
  • Notify Owkin's recruitment unit at this address hiring@owkin.com
  • contact the following authorities:
    • [FR] https://www.internet-signalement.gouv.fr/
    • [UK] https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime
    • [US] https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/

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