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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.

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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).

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Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

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About us

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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.

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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).

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Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

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About the role:

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We are seeking an experienced scientist with leadership experience and a proven track record in organoids/microphysiological systems research, who can contribute to our mission to discover new drug targets by developing predictive human model systems.

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The Lab Director will play a key role in setting up the first Owkin lab facilities and ensuring that our target discovery programs run smoothly, by operating a well-functioning environment. She/he will assist the senior management in defining the best MPS strategy to implement in the Owkin Lab and will ensure continuous innovation and improvement of workflows.

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The best person for this role has a deep understanding of the inner workings of a lab and combines her/his experience in the biology field with excellent managerial and organizational skills. This role empowers the whole Owkin lab team to be more effective and will enable it to scale as the company grows.

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  • Serve as an internal domain expert and thought specialist for human tumor 3D models
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  • Identify and implement the latest technological capabilities of the MPS field in Owkin lab
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  • Define, together with Operations and Discovery team members, workflow requirements for state-of-the-art phenotypic assessment of potential targets in human model systems
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  • Maintain the lab environment to make it an effective place to investigate novel targets
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  • Work with the biomedical leads to understand program/project requirements and implement work plans in the laboratory
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  • Ensure experimental and biobank traceability through LIMS/eLN.
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  • Assist scientists in wet work when needed, in areas such as model development and validation as well as in various functional and phenotypic assays.
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  • Coordinate and assist project leads to develop and update SOPs
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  • Serve as primary contact for lab vendors, including supplies, chemicals, equipment maintenance and service visits.
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  • Oversee and maintain regulatory authorizations and laboratory policies as well as Environmental Health and Safety requirements.
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  • Help lead, mentor, and build experimental teams.
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Position is based in Paris 14.

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The ideal Owkinaute will bring the following education and experience:

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  • Demonstrated expertise in managing lab operations and/or human modeling research in an industrial setting
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  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, in particular handling primary tumor samples and 3D models
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  • Cell-based assays for phenotyping, functionality and high content imaging in cell lines and primary tissues
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  • Familiarity with LIMS/ELN systems in an industrial environment
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  • Knowledge of genome editing methods for gene perturbation
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and demonstrate the following skills and competencies by:

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  • Being detailed-oriented, with exceptional organizational and record keeping skills
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  • Demonstrating successful implementation of a lab end-to-end and/or implementation of leading edge protocols or technologies
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  • Working well to deadlines and within a fast-paced environment
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  • Being a great team player, capable of driving and implementing a supportive and inclusive work environment
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  • Spotting small dysfunctionalities and proactively resolving them autonomously
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  • Showing resourcefulness when finding creative ways to overcome operational challenges
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  • Feeling comfortable communicating to both scientific and non-scientific audiences in English (French is a plus)
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  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
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  • Friendly and informal working environment
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  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds
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  • 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.
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  • 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:
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  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn. However, further
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  • 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);
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  • 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;
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  • \nLegitimate 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\n
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  • 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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Organoid Specialist / Lab Director

Owkin

Owkin

Paris, France
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

OWKIN Is Hiring!

Organoid Specialist / Lab Director

About

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.

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:

We are seeking an experienced scientist with leadership experience and a proven track record in organoids/microphysiological systems research, who can contribute to our mission to discover new drug targets by developing predictive human model systems.

The Lab Director will play a key role in setting up the first Owkin lab facilities and ensuring that our target discovery programs run smoothly, by operating a well-functioning environment. She/he will assist the senior management in defining the best MPS strategy to implement in the Owkin Lab and will ensure continuous innovation and improvement of workflows.

The best person for this role has a deep understanding of the inner workings of a lab and combines her/his experience in the biology field with excellent managerial and organizational skills. This role empowers the whole Owkin lab team to be more effective and will enable it to scale as the company grows.

In particular, you will:

  • Serve as an internal domain expert and thought specialist for human tumor 3D models
  • Identify and implement the latest technological capabilities of the MPS field in Owkin lab
  • Define, together with Operations and Discovery team members, workflow requirements for state-of-the-art phenotypic assessment of potential targets in human model systems
  • Maintain the lab environment to make it an effective place to investigate novel targets
  • Work with the biomedical leads to understand program/project requirements and implement work plans in the laboratory
  • Ensure experimental and biobank traceability through LIMS/eLN.
  • Assist scientists in wet work when needed, in areas such as model development and validation as well as in various functional and phenotypic assays.
  • Coordinate and assist project leads to develop and update SOPs
  • Serve as primary contact for lab vendors, including supplies, chemicals, equipment maintenance and service visits.
  • Oversee and maintain regulatory authorizations and laboratory policies as well as Environmental Health and Safety requirements.
  • Help lead, mentor, and build experimental teams.

Position is based in Paris 14.

About you

The ideal Owkinaute will bring the following education and experience:

  • A PhD in molecular or cell biology or related fields
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing lab operations and/or human modeling research in an industrial setting
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, in particular handling primary tumor samples and 3D models
  • Cell-based assays for phenotyping, functionality and high content imaging in cell lines and primary tissues
  • Familiarity with LIMS/ELN systems in an industrial environment
  • Knowledge of genome editing methods for gene perturbation

and demonstrate the following skills and competencies by:

  • Being detailed-oriented, with exceptional organizational and record keeping skills
  • Demonstrating successful implementation of a lab end-to-end and/or implementation of leading edge protocols or technologies
  • Working well to deadlines and within a fast-paced environment
  • Being a great team player, capable of driving and implementing a supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Spotting small dysfunctionalities and proactively resolving them autonomously
  • Showing resourcefulness when finding creative ways to overcome operational challenges
  • Feeling comfortable communicating to both scientific and non-scientific audiences in English (French is a plus)

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.

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

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Paris
  • Education Level: PhD and more

Sounds like something made for you?