Project Team Lead

Project Team Lead

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 Project team lead within the Data platform operations team, you will be managing project managers working on key strategic projects where Owkin is developing and deploying its world-class AI platform, to accelerate the discovery of new treatments and new drugs. 


In particular, you will:

  • monitor delivery of team objectives together with the VP of Projects in the Data Platform;
  • monitor the progress, budget and resources of all projects within the data platform, and report to the leadership team;
  • coach team members to allow them to progress on project management;
  • ensure project managers get the right support and training to allow them to master key competencies required for their role;
  • ensure fluent collaboration with teams outside of the Data Platform involved in the execution of project deliverables;
  • manage communication about Data Platform projects content and advancement within Owkin and to external partners, in coordination with the marketing team;
  • ensure onboarding of new PMs  and transition between team members if required;
  • identify and leverage opportunities for future collaborations, and contribute to the enlargement of project portfolio;
  • develop and maintain positive relationships with external project partners.

As Owkin is scaling, the project team lead of the data platform is expected to get a clear understanding of current processes in order to lead the implementation of more lean and standardized practices.

You will be also responsible for managing one strategical project led within the data platform.

A short and middle term priority goal will be to work hand in hand with the VP of Operations to structure the team and professionalize project management processes within team members, as well as structure project lifecycle and responsibility perimeters of project team members in coordination with teams inside and outside the data platform.


The Project team lead will report to the VP of Operations, Data Platform; he/she will interact with a wide variety of profiles including technical, legal, medical, data scientists and business contacts both within and outside the organization. This is a transversal role which will allow you to obtain a global perspective on Owkin’s research and technology development. 

The position is located in Paris, Nantes or London offices and remote work can be discussed with the hiring manager.

About you

  • Several years of experience in the field of business or project management, ideally in a technical field .(ex: ideally in a data / ML driven sector)
  • General understanding of the health sector, business for pharmaceutical companies.
  • Proven experience in team management;
  • Experience in change management within organizations would be a real advantage;
  • Good knowledge of project management methodologies;
  • Learn quickly and is passionate about Biotech and AI;
  • Work hard and knows how to get things done efficiently;
  • Prioritize and is able to juggle multiple work streams;
  • Work efficiently within a complex environment and has a good team spirit;
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral English;
  • Numeric and tech-savvy;
  • Creative thinker



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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Project Team Lead



Paris - Nantes - Remote