Scientist, Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Recursion Pharmaceuticals
Salt Lake City, Utah, US
Jul 21, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Biology, Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science and engineering to radically improve the lives of patients and industrialize drug discovery. Our team is working to solve some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today. Come join us in our mission to decode biology to radically improve lives, while doing the most impactful work of your life.

The Impact You'll Make
  • Implement new approaches to genetically manipulate human cells, enabling Recursion to access new areas of biology to understand human diseases.
  • Scale processes to enable execution of tens to hundreds of thousands of defined experiments on our platform. Building immense, well-defined internal data sets is central to how we are decoding biology.
  • Innovate creative solutions to complex scientific and technical challenges. You will have the opportunity to contribute to a multitude of projects and nurture your expertise.
  • Guide how Recursion models and understands biology by interpreting and communicating your work within the context of an evolving, fast-paced scientific ecosystem.

The Team You'll Join

You will join the Systems Biology group that is focused on adopting new approaches to engineer biology and render meaningful interpretations from internal data sets. You will collaborate with experts in biology, data science, engineering and automation teams to develop scalable methods to alter cellular states, opening doors for us to gain new biological insights in service to finding therapies for human diseases.

The Experience You'll Need
  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics or similar field with 2+ years of industry or post-doctoral experience or an MS with 5+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience manipulating genome(s) on a large and/or whole genome scale using viral transduction, CRISPR, CRISPRa and/or CRISPRi.
  • Expertise in mammalian cell culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and troubleshoot assays and protocols.
  • Skilled at analyzing complex data sets.
  • Clear record of scientific writing and communication.
  • History of working in a high-throughput environment is a plus.

The Benefits/Perks You'll Enjoy
  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option, restricted stock unit (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) programs**
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter)
  • Flexible vacation/sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Onsite daycare facility** (Salt Lake City)
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute**
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars** (Salt Lake City)
  • Monthly fitness/wellness stipend
  • One-of-a-kind 100,000 square foot headquarters complete with a 70-foot climbing wall, showers, lockers, and bike parking** (Salt Lake City)

**United States based employees

More About Us

Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science, and engineering, with the goal of radically improving the lives of patients and industrializing drug discovery. Central to our mission is the Recursion Operating System, or Recursion OS, that combines an advanced infrastructure layer to generate what we believe is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing proprietary biological and chemical datasets and the Recursion Map, a suite of custom software, algorithms, and machine learning tools that we use to explore foundational biology unconstrained by human bias and navigate to new biological insights which may accelerate our programs. We are a biotechnology company scaling more like a technology company. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City.

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Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation.

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