OWKIN Is Hiring!

Biostatistician/Clinical Data Scientist (H/F)


Owkin was co-founded in 2016 by Thomas Clozel, MD, a clinical research doctor and former assistant professor in clinical hematology, and by Gilles Wainrib, PhD, an academic pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence in biology. The company was built on the belief that medical research should be collaborative, inclusive, and privacy-preserving. Today, Owkin is building a global research network — using federated learning — connecting data scientists, clinicians, researchers, and pharma on a research platform that keeps the data secure and preserves privacy. Owkin’s work has been published in Nature Medicine and other top-tier journals. Owkin has raised over $74M from leading VC funds and is now working with the largest cancer centers and pharmaceutical companies in Europe and in the US.

Our data scientists are among the best in the world, with several Kaggle Masters, DREAM Challenge top performers, and publications in ICML, NIPS and other top scientific journals. Owkin is backed by renowned investors — such as F-Prime Capital & Eight Roads Ventures, GV, BPI, Cathay Innovation, Frst and NJF Capital — as well as a distinguished scientific board. To build this vision, Owkin is growing rapidly, with offices located in the USA, France, UK.

Owkin is seeking a Biostatistician to join our fast-growing and dynamic team in Paris.

Job Description

The Biostatistician has the opportunity to uncover first hand new medical discoveries within rich data from experiments and registries.

As a Biostatistician, you will be directly responsible and conduct analyses, meeting with external clients, thus encompassing all aspects of projects. You will also take part in the methodological research efforts.

You’ll work directly with the clinical group in the Lab on augmenting medical research using data to answer pressing scientific inquiries.

In particular, you will:

  • Be in charge of grand quantitative data analysis projects seeking to answer burning questions, discover new biomarkers, modeling and predicting outcomes and finding the right treatment for the right patients
  • Analyse medical data and collaborate within the Lab with other teams on multiple modalities (e.g. images such as histopathology and radio, sequencing)
  • Collaborate with pharmaceutical companies, regulators and hospitals to challenge the status quo and move practices forward
  • Innovate on new bleeding edge methodological research for the medical industry
  • Discuss and share with key opinion leaders from all therapeutic areas
  • Be part of a company that just floods with great project opportunities

Preferred Experience

We are looking for someone with:

  • PhD degree in a relevant field with ideally a Post-Doc experience in Statistics or Machine Learning
  • A first experience (internship or apprentiship) in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry
  • Proficiency at machine learning algorithms would be a plus
  • Experience with different clinical trial phases (I-IV)
  • Passionate about the intersection of medicine, statistics and machine learning.
  • R and/or Python
  • Fluent in english
  • Authorization to work legally in France

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • 7 weeks of paid vacation per year (depending on where you are based)
  • Beautiful and well positioned offices in Paris (Petites Ecuries), London (Holborn), Nantes (historic Center) and NYC (Union Square) with numerous and various team activities and events.

Recruitment Process

Please attach a cover letter and a 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. However, further communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the @owkin.com domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit, talent.io, hidden.market, Fifty Talent or Hiresweet);
  • Legitimate Owkin recruiters 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 (such as Google Meets or Highfive). They will never occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Legitimate Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format. Owkin may request some personal information to initiate the hiring process, but this will be through protected means.

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Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 26 July 2020
  • Location: Paris, France (75010)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 4 years
  • Possible partial remote

Sounds like something made for you?