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Director of Immunology Transversal



Paris, France
Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2022
    • Paris
    • Full-Time


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.

Job Description

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

  • Work in close collaboration with our Data Science and Medical Leads to provide scientific directions and biological feedback on key research projects (internal and external) and help restitute scientific findings (oral presentation and written reports)
  • Help building AI-based Target discovery engines by providing solid knowledge on immunology and immuno-oncology target discovery and validation to our Data Science Leads
  • Work in close collaboration with support teams (BD, platform) to provide oncology-immunology knowledge to create marketing materials, discuss with external stakeholders
  • Partner with the internal project manager team in the execution of project deliverables
  • Help in identifying novel data assets, assays and approaches aimed at understanding how to best discover and validate new targets
  • Contribute to strategic direction and scientific leadership across projects and disease areas


  • Phd in Immunology or Oncology or Immuno-Oncology with post-graduate experience in biology. Relevant industry experience is strongly preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of (either) immuno-oncology, cell signaling pathways, genomics, assay development and drug discovery biology.
  • Prior implication in data science & AI projects applied to biomedical questions
  • Experience in leading projects in the field involving different stakeholders
  • Appetence to transversal positions
  • Team player with excellent communication skills, and ability to work in a cross functional group.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Fluent in English. Fluent in French is a plus.
  • Highly organized and meticulous about details; capable of tackling complex problems logically and effectively; fun to work with; honest; excited to work hard in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about the intersections of healthcare and AI.
  • Good oral and written reporting skills
  • Dynamic, driven and ability to work under pressure

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.

If you think that you have been a victim of fraud,

Additional Information

  • Contract Type:Full-Time
  • Location:Paris
  • Possible full remote

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