Communications Manager - London H/F

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Efficient Data. Effective Medicine

OWKIN uses AI and machine learning to augment medical and biology research. Its proprietary platform, Owkin Socrates, uses machine learning technology to integrate biomedical images, genomics and clinical data to discover biomarkers and mechanisms associated with diseases and treatment outcomes. The company develops scientific collaborations with top-tier medical institutions and partners with leading pharmaceutical companies. Owkin has developed a state-of-the-art federated learning technology in healthcare to overcome the sharing problems associated with medical data, building collective intelligence from distributed data at scale while preserving privacy and security.

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 proud of its unique physician-scientist team trained in Weill Cornell and Paris University as well as pharma and CRO senior directors from Novartis, Roche, and Parexel.. Owkin is backed by renowned investors — such as Google Ventures and F-Prime — as well as a distinguished scientific board chaired by Bruno Strigini, former CEO of Novartis Oncology. To build this vision, Owkin is growing rapidly, with offices located in the USA, France, and UK.

Job Description

As Communications Manager, you will be part of Owkin’s growing global Business team driving a broad range of projects that support our communication initiatives with internal and external stakeholders, as well as technical writing requirements.

The Communications Manager will work directly with the Chief Business Officer and Marketing Director. The role is an ideal opportunity for a highly-motivated, organized and experienced individual with a strong interest in life-science innovation and AI to be part of a quickly growing player in the space.

In particular, you will:

Drive corporate communication strategy:

  • Support the marketing team in developing the key marketing messages, and then drive the communication strategy to transmit these messages to Owkin’s audience;
  • Develop messaging strategy, and editorial calendar, using traditional and also social media, to maximise the impact of corporate marketing;
  • Develop long term relationships with media outlets, key journalists and other life-science and healthcare influencers to ensure strong coverage at top in Europe and USA;
  • Ensure quotes and Owkin contributions are included in industry studies, events;
  • Track media appearances of all Owkin employees;
  • Build social media following and strategy;
  • Manage inbound requests for articles, interviews.

Manage technical writing:

  • Ensure all written material complies with partners communications rules;
  • Lead all technical writing requirements within the company, ensuring that product marketing, white papers, presentations, press releases, medium articles, which will be drafted by our scientific and machine learning leads, are written to the highest standards of technical, grammatical standards, and that complex scientific messages are clearly presented. For this reason experience of scientific or healthcare technical writing, or science journalism, will be required.

Lead internal communications:

  • Define internal communications strategy;
  • Support executive teams to ensure that internal communications are well written, impactful and achieve their purposes.

The role is based in central London.

Preferred Experience

We are looking for someone with:

  • 5+ year of experience in healthcare or science communications and marketing;
  • Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and international environment with multiple priorities;
  • Comfortable rolling up his or her sleeves to get things done;
  • Passionate about the healthcare, life sciences and technology;
  • Highly articulate, with excellent written communication and presentation skills in English (we will be looking for examples of past written work);
  • Native English Speaker (all Owkin content is written in English), but strong preference for French fluency (as many of our staff are French);

This role will require regular visits to Owkin’s central Paris office.

Recruitment Process

Do you want to be Owkin next PR superhero ? Please attach a cover letter and a CV. (Note that Applications without a cover letter will be automatically rejected).

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.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: London, United Kingdom (W1F 8BH)
  • Experience: > 5 years
  • Telecommuting Possible