Machine Learning Research Intern

Machine Learning Research Intern

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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The Owkin R&D department aims at making new biomedical discoveries building on high-quality datasets. Blending expert data science teams with background in computational biology, medical imaging, biostatistics and federated learning, the department provides solutions in biomarker discovery, drug combination and optimized clinical trials.

The data science groups of Owkin R&D are looking for promising research interns to help its teams in its missions. Depending on the needs and group, the intern will take part in applied biomedical projects or methodological research projects. In all cases, this internship provides a unique opportunity to study cutting-edge technology on unique real-world data.
 
As your main missions, you will:

* Collaborate closely with, and receive mentorship from the other members of the R&D;
* Contribute to regular research review;
* Conduct primary research and experimental validation  on your topic of study;
* Report your detailed findings to the group and other R&D groups.
 
This position is based in Paris, France.

About you

* Currently finishing an MSc or a PhD program in machine learning, statistics, or computational biology.
* Motivation to work at the intersection of healthcare and AI
* Excellence in communication and technical writing
* Experience in Linux/Unix-like environments and Python
* Experience with deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, PyTorch, etc.)
* Fluent in English (spoken and written)
* Authorization to work legally in France

Nice to have

* Participation in data science projects and competitions
* Fluency with Git and basic software engineering patterns
* Previous work or projects in one of the expertise areas of R&D: medical imaging, computational biology, biostatistics, federated learning or related privacy-preserving machine learning.
* Contribution to publications in conferences and journals (NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, etc.)

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

Machine Learning Research Intern

Team

Location

Paris - Nantes - Remote

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