Data Scientist internship (end of studies) - Clinical Data Team

OWKIN is hiring!



At OWKIN, we are dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art in machine learning for medical research. From finding the next cancer-fighting molecule to tracking tumors, machine learning is an essential tool for pharmacologists, pathologists and many other medical practitioners and researchers. Our team is international, multidisciplinary with incredible talent in machine learning, medicine and business. 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 has raised a total of 18.1M$ with funds including Google Ventures and Otium capital, has offices in Paris, New-York, London and Nantes and is now looking for new talents.

OWKIN’s 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. OWKIN builds scientific collaborations with top-tier medical institutions and partners with leading pharmaceutical companies. OWKIN also develops state-of-the-art federated learning technologies in healthcare to overcome the need to share sensitive medical data, building collective intelligence from distributed data at scale, preserving privacy and security.

What you will do


We are looking for a passionate data science intern to work with the clinical data team.
In this position, you will be given the choice to conduct machine learning/statistical analysis on private datasets for owkin partners, contribute to new methods for outcome predictions in observational and clinical trial data, or tackle challenges such as leveraging information contained in unstructured (text) or high dimensional (omics) data, to name but a few possibilities.
The successful candidate must have a background in machine learning and/or statistics, and have a passion for tackling subtle problems in the field of medical data science.

The position is located in OWKIN Lab, our Paris-based R&D center. As such, the candidate must possess authorization to work legally in France. Candidates not meeting every criteria, but who can demonstrate exceptional skill in key areas, are invited to apply.

What we are looking for


  • Currently finishing a MS in machine learning, statistics or an associated field
  • Python or R for data analysis
  • Knowledge and familiarity with machine learning and/or statistical learning fundamentals
  • Experience in Linux/Unix-like environments
  • Authorization to work legally in France


  • Participation in data science projects and competitions
  • Contribution to publications in conferences and journals (NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, JASA, Journal of Causal Inference, etc.)
  • Knowledge with container-based deployments: Docker
  • Experience with text or omics data
  • Experience with Deep Learning frameworks (Tensorflow, PyTorch, etc.)
  • Knowledge in causal inference, targeted learning


  • ...enjoy working in a small, passionate team where your contributions will have a direct impact
  • ...value rigorous analysis and clear communication
  • ...want to help reveal never-before-known insights from data

Additional Information

  • Contract type: Internship (4 to 6 months)
  • Location: Paris, France (75003)
  • Possible remote work