EU Market Access Director - Diagnostics

EU Market Access Director - Diagnostics

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 Diagnostics at Owkin:

Our ambition is to potentiate precision diagnosis in oncology with artificial intelligence applied to digital pathology. Pathology slide images, taken from biopsied or resected tissues, are a yet-untapped, ultra-high dimensional data modality that offer a huge potential for deep learning application to better understand disease, optimize patient care & improve treatment decisions.
We have for instance developed two products based on AI and digital pathology to tackle major challenges in precision oncology:
The first one is about evaluating the risk of relapse in early breast cancer for a better adaptation of the therapeutic strategy.
The second one is about decreasing the burden of MSI screening for patients with Colorectal cancer. If detected, the MSI phenotype leads to a very specific care pathway with a treatment based on immunotherapy improving the chance of survival for the patient.

The EU Market Access Director - Diagnostics will be accountable for rolling out our Market Access strategy in Europe, to help deliver our innovative diagnostics to those who need it.

Overall, this role will be key in rolling out our world class AI products, as well as scaling the business. Owkin has a significant and growing presence in Europe and the United States.

Main Missions:

  • Responsible for definition and the rollout plan for our device’s European Market Access strategy, in collaboration with regulatory, product and commercial teams
  • Responsible for relationships with patient organizations / advocacy groups
  • Working in-field to develop close relationships with key local & national payer stakeholders and their organizations - to channel local and national policy/budget/procurement in our products’ favor. Target markets include the UK, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany.
  • Supporting primary research and development of materials that can effectively communicate the health-economic proposition of our products to payers, and related stakeholders in the region.
  • Developing tactical action plans to address coding & reimbursement barriers that impact our business
  • Evaluating threats and opportunities arising from public and private payers in terms of legislation, regulations, directives, health technology assessments, determine their implications and communicate to relevant internal stakeholders.

Preferred experience:

  • Proven experience in European medical device market access
  • You have product launch experience; Digital health product launch is a strong plus
  • You are familiar with oncology, diagnostics and molecular testing
  • Experience with digital pathology or novel AI diagnostics is a plus
  • You are hands-on, experienced, proactive, independent, articulate and possess a good sense of humour, integrity and professionalism
  • You have an ability to work in cross functional team, willing to collaborate with marketing, commercial, development and regulatory teams
  • You are fluent in English and ideally other European languages as well
  • You are passionate about innovative research and AI the for the future of precision medicine

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 @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

EU Market Access Director - Diagnostics

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Location

Paris - Nantes - Remote

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