Computational Biologist

Computational Biologist

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

As a Computational Biologist at Owkin, you will have a unique opportunity to contribute to the discovery and development of better treatments and to the future of personalised medicine. You will join our fast-growing R&D Data Science organisation and work alongside world-class experts in AI and biostatistics. Your expertise in genomics will allow you to contribute and/or lead projects in partnership with leading medical institutes and pharmaceutical companies. You will also play a critical role in advancing our internal R&D projects.

In particular, you will:

  • Collaborate with other members of Owkin’s R&D with varied backgrounds (computational biologists, biostatisticians, experts in medical imaging, federated learning, …) 
  • Engage  with medical doctors or pharma clients to frame projects and monitor them
  • Analyse biomedical datasets using machine / deep learning algorithms
  • Write scientific papers and project reports
  • Participate in our internal R&D, striving to  keep Owkin’s methodology to the state-of-the-art 

As a project manager for the external projects you own, you will :

  • Be responsible for the delivery of one or multiple engagements in parallel
  • Manage the project scope, team, planning and deliverables
  • Ensure client satisfaction, build and sustain relationships with senior executives

Position is based in our Paris office or remotely.

Preferred experience

  • PhD or MSc in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Statistics or related field. Prior industry experience is a plus.  
  • Strong programming skills in Python and/or R with demonstrated knowledge of exploratory analysis and data visualisation.
  • Expertise working with -omics data. Experience of single cell and spatial omics technologies is strongly preferred.
  • Familiar with machine learning toolkits and concepts (scikit learn, xgboost,, cross validation, statistical tests, …)
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, PyTorch, etc.) preferred 
  • Team first, highly collaborative mindset. Prior experience mentoring other scientists is a plus. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized and meticulous about details; capable of tackling complex problems logically and effectively; fun to work with; honest; excited to work hard in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; …
  • Passionate about the intersections of healthcare and AI;
  • Fluent in English, Fluent in French is a plus

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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Role

Computational Biologist

Team

Location

Paris - Nantes - Remote

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