Senior Academic Partnership Manager

Owkin is hiring!


Owkin was co-founded in 2016 by Thomas Clozel, MD, a clinical research doctor and former assistant professor in clinical hematology and Gilles Wainrib, PhD, a pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence in biology.

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.

Job Description

Owkin is looking for a Senior Partnership Manager to join its international Partnerships team. Based out of New York, your main mission will be to help grow Owkin’s partnerships with US academic players through AI research project collaborations.

This is a highly transversal role as when engaging with a new partner, it is your responsibility to engage and coordinate with internal and partner scientific, legal and IT teams.

This would be an ideal opportunity for a highly-motivated professional with experience in healthcare innovation and AI.


  • Lead day to day engagement with our academic partners to develop long term collaborations
  • Identify academic researchers and institutes to explore potential collaborations
  • Actively participate in developing Owkin’s partnership development strategy, in close collaboration with the Pharma, R&D and Product teams
  • Act as the voice of our partners to identify opportunities to enhance existing products, and identify new potential product offerings
  • Interact with the R&D team to become a machine learning for biomedical data expert
  • Maintain academic partner account documentation
  • Coordinate with the rest of the commercial team to drive the sales strategy

Preferred Experience

What we’re looking for

  • Degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD, biology, bioinformatics, biological engineering or similar) is mandatory
  • 4-8 years of experience in healthcare, working at or with biomedical academic institutions
  • Background in data science preferred
  • Experience in drug development and sales in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus
  • Experience in a hospital/academic center innovation office is a plus
  • Ability to work in an international context
  • Must be willing to travel in the US for partnership meetings and conferences
  • Passionate about innovation, information technology and analytics
  • Strategic vision
  • Prioritizes and is able to juggle multiple work streams
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English

Recruitment Process

Please attach a Resume and cover letter.

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
  • Start Date: 02 December 2019
  • Location: New York, United States (10003)
  • Education Level: Master's Degree
  • Experience: > 4 years
  • Occasional remote authorized