HTS Technician

Organization
Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Job Location
630 S Komas Dr Ste 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1262
Job Description

The high-level job description has only one item: do whatever is necessary to help us progress in identifying cures for diseases. We hire the best, and trust that they are usually in the best position to decide what to try next.

At Recursion, our mission is to leverage automated biology and computational methods to accelerate the discovery of therapeutics for patients with thousands of diseases. As part of our team, your high-level job description has only one item: do whatever is necessary to help us progress in identifying cures for disease. We hire the best, and trust that they are usually in the best position to decide what to try next.

What you'll do:

Our approach to scalable, high-throughput biology allows us to rapidly find potential treatments for many diseases at a rate upwards of one disease per month. As an HTS technician, you'll work with a cross-functional team of data scientists, innovation scientists, and automation scientists. You will play a critical role in the execution of thousands of high content screens per year, using our automated platform to identify drug candidates for numerous diseases at an unprecedented rate.

You should be well-versed in basic molecular biology techniques, as well as interacting with computer-controlled automated laboratory instrumentation to conduct experiments in 384 and 1536-well plates, and eager to learn about new approaches and techniques. You should expect to be working on multiple projects at the same time, and since we’re on the cutting edge of science, you should expect a fast-paced and exciting environment.

Requirements

What you need:

  • A Bachelor degree or similar in a biological field.
  • Proficiency and experience in molecular biology concepts and assays
  • Experience working with automated computer-controlled laboratory instrumentation
  • Some familiarity/comfort with computational tools is desirable: we embrace the efficiency that comes with leveraging computers whenever possible.
  • An ability to think on your feet - we're looking for technicians who know when they need to ask for help/insights from their teammates, but also know how to figure most things out for themselves.
  • A passion for working in a fast-paced start-up culture where you’ll leverage creativity and independent thinking to find answers wherever you can.

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