Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

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:

You will provide effective support to the legal team to answer the needs of R&D and Diagnostics activities


In particular, you will:

Draft and negotiate different types of contracts related to our such function:

  • Manage several research collaboration and services agreements with
    healthcare institutions and research institutes on a geographical
    basis: from contract drafting and negotiating to the management of
    the day-to-day issues/questions related to these accounts.
  • Support the legal team on the drafting and negotiation of all contracts
    related to Diagnostics validation and exploitation (excluding IT
    contracts): collaboration,  services, licenses, distribution agreements
  • Manage all Medical consulting agreements: drafting and follow-up on
    consulting agreement with medical advisors;
  • Support in our compliance activities:
  • Manage compliance activities related to Medical advisors (anti-gift
    regulation, transparency…) and setting up internal processes
    whenever needed.
  • Research and redaction of note on specific compliance topics
  • Assist the legal team and business partners on specific legal issues related to Diagnostics activities.
  • Improve and update our templates / clausiers
  • Support the legal team in our contract management and archiving.


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

About you

  • Lawyer or legal counsel with a Masters Degree in health laws;
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a medtech or healthcare product environment. An
    experience in the healthcare product commercialization (e.g. distribution) appreciated.
  • Double degree / LLM, training in common law or comparative law could be a plus;
  • Fluent English (Oxford: C1);
  • Autonomy, rigor, intellectual curiosity, team spirit, initiative;
  • Writing skills.

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 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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Paris - Nantes - Remote