NLP Data Scientist

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!

Job Description


Data come in very different modalities in healthcare, be it tabular clinical data, images, omics or text, each with its own challenges. Textual clinical reports in electronic health records abound and hold unique insight about patients; machine learning has the potential to unlock a wealth of information coming from clinical documents. Owkin is looking to expand its R&D team with a passionate NLP data scientist.

In this role you will:

  • Lead the research and development effort in unlocking the potential from text data in clinical documents
  • Design and implement innovative machine learning algorithms in a multi modality environment (text, tabular, image, omics)
  • Build predictive models and analysis for purposes ranging from analysis projects, product integration and new medical discoveries

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.

Preferred Experience


  • MS or PhD in machine learning, statistics or an associated field
  • Familiarity with machine learning and/or statistical learning fundamentals
  • Experience with natural language processing machine learning projects
  • Python or R
  • Experience in Linux/Unix-like environments
  • Experience in deep learning frameworks
  • Authorization to work legally in France


  • Experience with real world clinical text data
  • Participation in data science projects and competitions
  • Contribution to publications in conferences and journals
  • Knowledge with container-based deployments: Docker


  • ...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

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.

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75003)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 2 years
  • Telecommuting Possible