Research Scientist - Innovation

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

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 diseases. 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. Our innovation team identifies new cell types and high throughput assays to advance the therapeutic boundaries of our platform, then performs platform-enabling pilot experiments to validate new assays before handing them off to the high throughput biology team.

As a Research Scientist on the Innovation team, you’ll work with a team of scientists to generate ideas and insights that will drive Recursion’s future growth. Your role will involve identifying new assays and therapeutic areas for expansion of the platform, exploring the feasibility of integration of assays into our platform, then piloting human cellular assays. You will work cross-functionally with data scientists to design and pilot assays of strategic interest to Recursion and our partners. You will be the in-house expert on new biological assays and techniques of immediate relevance to our platform (e.g. CRISPR) and will lead efforts validate the utility of these technologies.

Competitive salary and equity in Recursion are part of the deal, as are healthcare and any other benefits the company introduces in the future.


What you need

  • A Ph.D. in a technical field related to biology with a record of outstanding past projects, publications, and collaborations.
  • Keen ability to understand the big picture and strategic impact in prioritizing new endeavours.
  • Demonstrable creative and independent thinking skills, along with extreme intellectual curiosity and internal motivation.
  • Ability to converse and understand science and technology at a broad level, as in depth interactions with our computational team are a must, and we love stealing good ideas from diverse fields.
  • Love reading the biological/medical literature, and perhaps even more broadly - you never know where inspiration will strike!
  • An ability to harness all of your passion, exuberance and love for science into an extreme focus on our singular goal of finding treatments for hundreds of diseases quickly.
  • 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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