Corporate Development Associate

Corporate Development Associate

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:

Owkin has an ambitious growth strategy focused around data access, diagnostics and biopharma. Corporate development is pivotal to ensure successful and scalable growth. 

As a Corporate Development Associate you will:

  • Help scale the company and consolidate the Owkin ecosystem by investigating partnering opportunities for data access and generation, biomedical AI, diagnostics, target discovery and validation, and clinical development. 
  • Be involved in a wide range of deals: strategic partnerships, licensing to co-development opportunities, acquisitions, and spinouts. 
  • Support investors relation and fundraising activities, preparing Owkin’s scale up growth and exit strategies.

The Corporate Development Associate will report to a Corporate Development Lead and be exposed to leadership teams across the organization. The role will also require intimate collaboration with R&D, Product, Partnerships, Sales, IT, Legal, Finance, and Operations teams.

In particular, you will:

  • Support deal work streams related to data, AI, diagnostics, and biopharma through: 

Research & analysis, both literature review and expert interviews:

  • Research the state of the art of technologies and methods of interest 
  • Perform landscape assessments and identify relevant players in markets of interest
  • Deep-dive on companies / technologies / assets to inform Owkin’s partnering strategy

Supporting deal execution by taking part in: 

  • Discussions with potential strategic partners and M&A targets
  • Due diligence work streams for acquisitions and investments 
  • Creating reports and memos to be shared with the relevant stakeholders

Project management and reporting to support the deals flow: 

  • Ensure fluent collaboration across teams to assess technologies and players of interest 
  • End-to-end project management to monitor progress and communicate across teams  
  • Build reports and materials to be shared across the company and with management
  • Contribute to investor presentations and board materials

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

About you

We are looking for someone who has a fascination with innovative research and Artificial Intelligence, the future of clinical research, life sciences and medicine, and is passionate about tackling the most complex health challenges. 

  • You have a University Degree with strong scientific or finance background, preferably a Masters/PhD degree in the Sciences, Math, Technology or Finance
  • You have a least 2 years of experience in M&A, consulting, or corporate development in a large tech / healthcare / life sciences organization
  • You are passionate and curious about medical research, life sciences, and AI
  • You are familiar with competitive intelligence and business intelligence analysis
  • You have been involved in strategic or partnering deals with technology companies, data companies (clinical, pathology, omics, spatial omics) and biotech's
  • You are familiar with investor materials, ExCom presentations, and due diligence
  • You have the capacity to both work independently and collaborate with multiple teams across the organization
  • You are hands-on, proactive, articulate and possess integrity, professionalism and no work ego
  • You know how to get things done efficiently: prepare a workplan, execute it, and present outputs to senior management
  • You have the ability to learn quickly on new complex topics, show creative thinking, and you can prioritize and juggle multiple work streams
  • You have excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English
  • You are a strong computer literate (Google suite, Slack, Salesforce, etc…)
  • You are excited to work hard in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing, well-funded company with real potential to make an impact on the lives of patients.

 

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

Corporate Development Associate

Team

Location

Paris - London - Berlin - Remote

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