Project coordinator - Nantes

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

As a project coordinator, you will participate to the organisation of work about the development of the platform for federated learning. The goal of this federating platform is to enable the training of machine learning models on data distributed on different servers. At the core of this platform is the notion of data privacy, which is ensured by:

  • the fact that data remain distributed, stored on the server where they were collected
  • the traceability of all operations occurring on the platform

You will be working on the coordination of Owkin’s workforce with external partners (hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, research laboratories etc), and more precisely on the effective coordination of at least 2 public-private projects involving dozens of partners. This involves:

  • organising the project flow (events, development phases and deadlines)
  • daily project coordinations, in particular you will be responsible of coordinating deliverables, milestones, dissemination and exploitation
  • administrative and financial project coordination

The contract is for a permanent position and starts as soon as possible. You will work in a team of software developers and machine learning experts. Offices are in Nantes.

Preferred Experience

Technical Requirements:

  • Experience in project management in Health.
  • Strong experience with numeric tools for collaboration (gdocs, doodle etc)
  • Technical and scientific writing skills involving creating figures.

Soft skills:

  • Analytical mind: can synthesize effectively.
  • Autonomous and productive work style.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Fluent in French and English.
  • Strong team spirit.


  • Friend with computers

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Start Date: 08 February 2019
  • Location: Nantes, France ()
  • Experience: > 3 years