Biostatistician - Paris / NYC

Owkin is hiring!


Efficient Data. Effective Medicine

OWKIN 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 is proud of its unique physician-scientist team trained in Weill Cornell and Paris University as well as pharma and CRO senior directors from Novartis, Roche, and Parexel.. Owkin is backed by renowned investors — such as Google Ventures and F-Prime — as well as a distinguished scientific board chaired by Bruno Strigini, former CEO of Novartis Oncology. To build this vision, Owkin is growing rapidly, with offices located in the USA, France, and UK.

Job Description

Owkin is seeking a Biostatistician to join our fast-growing and dynamic Artificial Intelligence and Medical company. Our close-knit team of data scientists, doctors, pharma industry experts and engineers offers high-growth potential for the right candidate. The role will allow for flexible work arrangements with travel to our headquarters in New York and Paris. This is an exciting opportunity to be the lead on developing our next level AI and medicine technologies to change drug development. You will apply your love of strategy, research skills and puzzle games to help creating our models of artificial intelligence trained on real-world data or experimental clinical trial data into the next generation of clinical trials. That will accelerate the development of new breakthrough therapies, and improve patients’ outcomes at scale.

Overview and scope:

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

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

The position will be located our Paris-based R&D center or in our NYC headquarters. Candidate will report to the Clinical Group Lead. Candidates not meeting every criteria, but who can demonstrate exceptional skill in key areas, are invited to apply.

Essential Job Functions

  • Originate strategy ideas and features to work on clinical trial optimisation with our machine learning models
  • Drive the company clinical trial strategy
  • Implement clinical trial new methodologies within US and European regulatory space
  • Lead the development of presentation documents with pharma R&D and stats team to discuss partnerships and collaboration
  • Work with partnership team to originate access to important data to reach this clinical trial strategy milestones
  • Publish breakthrough papers in high impact peer reviewed journals

Preferred Experience

You are hands-on, experienced, proactive, independent and articulate. You display professionalism and integrity in all your work. A good sense of humor and friendliness is preferred. You have a fascination with Artificial Intelligence and a passion for solving the biggest problems in health. This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing, well-funded company with real potential to make an impact on lives.


  • PhD or Master in Statistics/Biostatistics
  • At least 3 to 10 years of experience in clinical trial design in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong Experience in clinical trial advanced design (e.g. adaptive), analysis and reporting to regulators
  • Experience in post market studies and use of real world data
  • Experience or interaction with new methodologies including machine learning algorithms
  • Knowledge of current trends in pharmaceuticals, Knowledge of pharma and healthcare regulation, economics and legislation
  • Evidence of leadership, creativity, integrity, initiative, and problem solving
  • Evidence of the ability to plan and implement
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Fluent English is mandatory, French while not required is a plus

Recruitment Process

In addition to a competitive salary , we are known for our friendly and informal working environment. We also offer excellent opportunities for equity, travel and personal development.

Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

Please include the answer to the following question in the subject line of your cover letter:
For you, how access to real world data at scale will impact clinical trials in the coming years?

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris, France (75010)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 3 years
  • Punctual