Senior Biostatistician

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


We are looking for a senior biostatistician to work with the clinical data team.
In this role you will:

  • Be embedded in cross-functional teams
  • Provide strategic expertise and act as a high impact reference for all clinical trial and pharmaceutical related activities
  • Propose and lead implementation of modern and innovative trial/experimental designs, statistical models, analysis and data exploration methodologies with an emphasis on discovery research

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


  • Doctorate in Statistics/Biostatistics
  • Minimum of 3 years in pharmaceutical industry or CRO with previous experience in clinical development OR minimum of 3 years of academic experience as investigator
  • Extensive knowledge of simulation and modeling techniques
  • Experience in designing, analyzing and reporting of clinical trials within Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Public Health setting in - Industry, Government or Academia
  • Proactive and efficient in learning emerging adaptive designs and building simulation tools for wide use and applications
  • Work well with both statistical colleagues and cross functional teams
  • Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills is required (English and/or French)
  • Authorization to work legally in France


  • Strong medical expertise
  • Experience with real world data and phase 4 studies
  • Capability to challenge decision and status quo

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75003)
  • Telecommuting Possible