Machine Learning Scientist - Medical Imaging - Intern (end of studies)

Owkin is hiring!


Owkin is a French-American startup that 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 has raised a total of 18.1M$ with funds including Google Ventures and Otium capital. To build this vision, Owkin is growing rapidly, with offices located in the USA, France, UK and Switzerland. We have free drinks and fruits, nerf guns, foosball and other goodies essential to the smooth running of a startup!

What you will do

We are looking for two new interns in the radiology and histopathology groups at Owkin Lab in Paris.
Our two imaging groups are interdisciplinary teams composed of data scientists and medical doctors, working together to bring the latest tools of machine learning and deep learning to advance medical research and drug development.

Our projects involve a wide variety of medical images (microscope slides, CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound) and predictive tasks (classification, segmentation, registration, survival analysis). We are interested in building new deep learning algorithms tailored to medical imaging, and investigate research topics such as transfer learning, multimodal integration or domain adaptation. As an intern, you will participate in projects with medical institutes (Centre léon-bérard, APHP, Institut Curie), pharmaceutical companies (both in Europe and US), and in our internal R&D projects.

What we are looking for


We are looking for someone:

  • Currently finishing a MS in machine learning, biomedical imaging, or an associated field
  • Motivation to work at the intersection of healthcare and AI
  • Knowledge and familiarity with machine learning and computer vision algorithms
  • Experience in Linux/Unix-like environments and Python
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, PyTorch, etc.)
  • Fluent in English


  • Participation in data science projects and competitions
  • Contribution to publications in conferences and journals (NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, JASA, etc.)
  • Experience with whole slide images and openslide library
  • Experience with medical imaging data (DICOM management, medical image processing)
  • Experience with git


  • ... 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
  • ... are of course passionate about machine learning

Recruitment Process

Please attach a cover letter and a CV. Applications without a cover letter will be automatically rejected.
We will then communicate you a data challenge you will have to hack !

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: Internship
  • Location: Paris, France (75003)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience Level: > 6 months