Senior Data Scientist - Clinical Data group

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 Data Scientist to work with the Clinical Data group at Owkin Lab in Paris. The lab is composed of five different groups: Radiology, Histopathology and Molecular, Federated Learning, LabDev and us. The Clinical Data group is an interdisciplinary team passionate about bringing the latest research in statistics, statistical learning and machine learning to advance medical research and drug development.

Our projects involve a wide variety of data (clinical trial experiments, observational from hospitals and ambulatory medicine) to characterize response to treatments for goals such as precision medicine and clinical trial optimization.
You will participate in projects with medical institutes, pharmaceutical companies (both in Europe and US), and in our internal R&D projects.

In this role you will:

  • Have the opportunity to publish in top ranked journals
  • Work with our academic and private partners on high impact projects
  • Lead various research projects at Owkin, in collaboration with other data scientists from the Lab and research scientists from the healthcare industry.
  • Be embedded in cross-functional teams

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


  • Motivation to work at the intersection of healthcare and AI
  • Have a Master or PhD degree in statistics, bioinformatics, machine learning, computational biology, computer science, mathematics, physics or related field
  • Mastery of machine learning, statistics and statistical learning
  • Experience in Unix-like environments and Python or R
  • Pedagogical and motivated to scientifically mentor a team of data scientists
  • Fluent in English


  • Experience working in healthcare
  • Participation in data science projects and competitions
  • Contribution to publications in conferences and journals (NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, JASA, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable in causal inference
  • Experience with docker and other DevOps practices
  • Experience writing clean code with appropriate versioning 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

Recruitment Process

Please attach a cover letter and a CV. Applications without a cover letter will be automatically rejected.

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