Sales Intern

Sales Intern

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 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.

We are now looking for a Diagnostics Sales Intern to support the team in growing its business and articulate the European customer sales approach in France, UK and BeNeLux.

About the role

You will be a major contributor to the success of the overall Diagnostics team’s activity by analyzing the market and the competition (in coordination with the Sales and Scientific Dx teams), developing sales materials (in coordination with Sales and Marketing) and feeding the CRM system.

You will maintain effective communication with the market through networking, trade shows and customer feedback. You will also be a key customer facing stakeholder as we are building our customer portfolio. You will maintain and develop the CRM database to encompass key prospects within the defined territory. 

You will report directly to the France & BeNeLux Sales Director and work with a variety of key stakeholders with different backgrounds to disseminate our state-of-the-art Machine Learning technologies applied to the most ambitious medical challenges (e.g. advanced pathology biomarkers, diagnostic tools):

  • from all teams across Owkin (Sales, Product, Business, Market Access, Medical, Operations, etc.), 
  • to external stakeholders - health professionals (pathologists, oncologists, etc.) and AI / data science experts.

In particular, you will:

  • Support the Sales Director in generating new leads, new appointments, mapping key account stakeholders, gathering market and competitor information, and any activities which will help the market penetration and adoption of Owkin’s technology
  • Be keen to independently learn and train in Owkin’s methods and solutions with the support of experienced colleagues
  • Gather relevant data and follow up on the diagnostics pathology market & competitors
  • Liaise with the Marketing department to assist in the development of suitable marketing materials (mailings, flyers, technical materials) for the targeted markets
  • Support the creation of strategic decision proposals based on all market facts, results of the analyses (competitor, SWOT, target segments, etc.), evaluations (KPIs, product profitability), further information on the business plan, as well the calculation of the business case
  • Regular visits and interviews with customers and non-customers to gather market information
  • Support developing the CRM database to encompass key prospects within the defined territory

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

This a full time internship position for 4-6 months with a start date in Q2 2023.
The role is based in our office in Paris.

About you

Required qualifications / experience:

  • Degree in Biomedical Science, Business, Engineering, or equivalent degree/s which combine business and medical/biological sciences
  • P experience in life sciences, business, medical devices or the healthcare industry. General understanding of AI and its use in healthcare is a plus.
  • You have a good business acumen
  • You have a good understanding of the health sector
  • You are highly organized and meticulous about details
  • You are able to interact with people of different backgrounds
  • You are passionate about the intersections of Healthcare and AI - basic knowledge of software development is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English and French
  • Excited to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Prior exposure to strategy and innovation management is advantageous
  • Student status and right to work in France for the duration of the internship is required

Please note that we do not provide visa sponsorship or relocation support for internship roles at Owkin.

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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