Senior Biostatistician

Senior Biostatistician

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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As a Senior Biostatistician at Owkin, you will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the deployment and development of methodologies to optimized trial development. You will join our fast-growing R&D Data Science team and will collaborate with Owkin’s scientists and/or external collaborators (academic researchers / pharmaceutical companies). Your expertise in statistics and clinical trials will allow you to contribute and drive projects in partnership with leading medical institutes and pharmaceutical companies. You will also play an important role in our internal R&D projects, driving new methodologies to optimize clinical trial development in the line of the recent submissions on covariate adjustment and external control arms.

The role

Lead research projects interacting with pharma and academic partners to optimize trial development;
Work closely with other members of Owkin’s R&D with varied expertises (data scientists, experts in medical imaging, federated learning, …).
Review appropriate biomedical and clinical research, striving to keep Owkin’s methodology to the state-of-the-art.
Engage with medical doctors or pharma clients to frame projects and monitor them.
Conduct appropriate post-hoc statistical analyses of clinical trial data.
Lead the development and implementation of innovation in statistical methodology and trial design.
Write scientific papers and project reports.

We are looking for someone with:

PhD level / Masters with experience in Statistics or related field with relevant work experience.
Work experience applying your statistical knowledge in clinical research (e.g. in a pharmaceutical company or academic environment).
Proficiency in Python and/or R with demonstrated knowledge in use and development of statistical software packages.
Familiar with machine learning toolkits and concepts.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluent in English. Fluent in French is a plus.
Passionate about the intersections of healthcare and AI.

Position is based in our Paris or London offices or remotely.

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.
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Senior Biostatistician



Paris - London - Remote