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Senior Research Scientist - Biostatistics and Causality Group


Job description

About us

Owkin is an AI biotechnology company that uses AI to find the right treatment for every patient. We combine the best of human and artificial intelligence to answer the research questions shared by biopharma and academic researchers. By closing the translational gap between complex biology and new treatments, we bring new diagnostics and drugs to patients sooner.

Owkin has raised over $300 million and became a unicorn through investments from leading biopharma companies (Sanofi and BMS) and venture funds (Fidelity, GV and BPI, among others).

Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced Senior Research Scientist in machine learning with experience in causal inference to join the causality and biostatistics team to support the deployment and development of methodologies to drive target and biomarker discovery. You will join our fast-growing R&D Data Science team and will collaborate with Owkin’s scientists and external collaborators (academic researchers / pharmaceutical companies).

This is an opportunity to contribute to drug development and deliver new therapies to patients with cancer.

In particular, you will:

    • Advance research on causal machine learning applied to target identification and biomarker discovery. This includes developing novel theoretical insights research, coding to test benchmark new approaches and test the new approaches on multi-omics data.
    • Work closely with other members of Owkin’s R&D and medical teams with varied expertises (computational biologists, experts in medical imaging, federated learning, …) to share research insights and ensure that advanced research is aligned with R&D objectives.
    • Publish research results in different academic venues and communicate research results internally through regular project reports.

Position is based in our Paris office.

About you

Required qualifications / experience:

  • Graduate (MSc) or PhD/Postdoc in Mathematics/Computer Science-related field (machine learning, applied mathematics). PhD or past experience working on causal inference is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R with demonstrated knowledge in use and development of ML software packages.
  • Work experience applying your knowledge in clinical research is a plus (e.g. in a pharmaceutical company or academic environment).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluent in English. Fluent in French is a plus.
  • Passionate about the intersections of healthcare and AI.
  • Authorization to work legally in France.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please attach a CV.
  • 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.
  • Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:
  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn. However, further
  • communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the @owkin.com domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit, talent.io, hidden.market, Fifty Talent or Hiresweet);
  • Legitimate Owkin recruiters will not solicit personal data from candidates during the application phase including, but not limited to, date of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information;
  • Legitimate Owkin interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or via an approved enterprise videoconferencing service (such as Google Meets or Highfive). They will never occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Legitimate Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format. Owkin may request some personal information to initiate the hiring process, but this will be through protected means.

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