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Project Manager - Target Validation - Owkin

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Job Title
Project Manager - Target Validation
Job Location
Paris - Nantes - London - Remote from France or UK
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 two highly motivated and experienced Project Managers to join our Biomedical Discovery team as we embark on groundbreaking target validation projects. The successful candidates will play a pivotal role in coordinating the various aspects of early validation of novel oncology potential therapeutic targets within our organization. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative cancer therapies and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. Your experience in biological or molecular sciences project management within a commercial/industrial setting, will be instrumental in supporting successful drug development programs from early research to preclinical stages.

In particular, you will:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop comprehensive project plans, outlining key milestones, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • Ensure project deliverables are met on time and within budget while adhering to quality standards.
  • Support the principal scientist leading a given indication in planning, coordinating and monitoring target validation projects in oncology.
  • Contribute to the design of experiments, assays, and data analysis outcomes related to target validation.
  • Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions or delays by proactively addressing any challenges that may arise during the course of projects.
  • Promote clear and effective communication among internal teams, fostering a collaborative and motivational work environment. 
  • Generate and present regular progress reports to stakeholders, including senior management and other relevant teams. 
  • Communicate project updates, achievements, and challenges in a clear and concise manner.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement best practices to enhance project management efficiency and effectiveness. 

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

About you

  • PhD in life sciences (cellular or molecular biology, biotechnology, oncology) is highly desired.
  • Proven experience in project management within pharmaceutical/biotech/techbio.
  • Experience working in complex alliance structures across multiple stakeholders, where sensitive communication and milestone management are essential.
  • Strong understanding of oncology drug discovery and target validation processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Highly organized and meticulous about details; capable of tackling complex problems logically and effectively.
  • Excited to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Fluent in English, Fluent in French is a plus.
  • Occasional travel to Paris may be required.


What we offer

  • 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 complete the form and submit your 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. 
  • Communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the @owkin.com domain), over the phone or though our applicant tracking system (Greenhouse).
  • The Owkin talent team do use platforms such as LinkedIn and Job Teaser, however if you have any concern or doubt about this contact, please ask for them to send an email from @Owkin.com.
  • The Owkin talent team 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 (Google Meets). They will not occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the talent and hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format.


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Owkin Headquarters Location

New York, NY

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Owkin Company Size

Between 200 - 500 employees

Owkin Founded Year


Owkin Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $50,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $180,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $18,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $25,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $13,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $5,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $11,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $2,100,000 USD

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