Data Engineer Semantic

Data Engineer Semantic

About us

Owkin exists to find the right treatment for every patient. Our focus is to use artificial intelligence to discover and develop better treatments for unmet medical needs, starting with the fight against cancer.

In November, Owkin became a 'unicorn' - a startup worth more than $1 billion - through a $180 million investment from pharmaceutical company Sanofi. As a result, we are now looking for the brightest and best talent to help us to go even further in achieving our mission.

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About the role

You will stablish a harmonized data management practice, specifically to manage data quality and delivery for internal and external projects, with the assistance of external experts when required.
You will coordinate internal and external data throughout the whole life cycle (governance, curation, processing)

In particular, you will:

  • Evaluate and implement the structure and content of different standardization tools such as Common Data Models (e.g. FHIR, OMOP, PCORnet) or standard terminologies (e.g. SNOMED-CT, LOINC, ATC)
  • Promote data quality by searching and properly evaluating sources of information to determine possible limitations in reliability or usability, apply sampling techniques to effectively determine and define ideal categories to be questioned
  • Compare and analyze statistical information to identify patterns, relationships and problems
  • Prepare detailed reports for management and other departments by analyzing and interpreting data
  • Ensure project management for data delivery to ensure all projects can start in the timely manner, following phases of the implementation lifecycle using FAIR approach and classical project management lifecycle
  • Manage external suppliers (like Clinical Research Associate profiles) for specific projects
  • Train people on how to properly organize findings and read data collected
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the Owkin’s Data Catalog on a functional data layer as well as maintain internal data knowledge to answer RFPs and by providing support to commercial teams on topics related to data (questions, studies…)
  • Possibility to design or contribute to computer code using various languages to improve and update software and applications

Position is based in the Paris or Nantes office, under the responsibility of the Data Platform Lead.

The responsibilities missions described are not an exhaustive list; additional tasks may be assigned or the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.


About you

Required qualifications / experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or related field
  • Experiences on Health Data management and FAIR principles, data governance, Common Data Models (CDMs)
  • Knowledge of healthcare Information System and principles softwares
  • Strong math and analytical skills are essential to complete job requirements successfully
  • Ability to complete milestones and work toward multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Excellent multitasking skills and task management strategies
  • Ability to use necessary databases and software
  • Able to compile and organize statistical information retrieved and present findings to management
  • Good level in English

Preferred qualifications/bonus:

  • Experience working with private and sensitive personal information
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills are required when meeting with and interviewing potential clients


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 cover letter and 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 domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit,,, 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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Data Engineer Semantic



Paris - Nantes - Remote