At Recursion, we combine experimental biology, automation, and artificial intelligence to quickly and efficiently identify treatments for human diseases. As a Scientist, you will be part of the Innovation Biology team. With your experience in novel assay development and implementation, you will advance our capabilities to revolutionize drug discovery and deconvolve cellular biology.


This role is ideal if you thrive on creative and innovative assay development. On any given day you'll work with a cross functional team to develop, optimize, and scale biological assays to model human disease and report or cellular biology. You will report directly to the VP of Biology and will influence our platform initiatives.

For this role, we're looking for people who are eager to:

  • Innovate. We want scientists who excel at creating new ways of interrogating and modeling biology.
  • Deliver. We want scientists who understand what is needed to produce high-quality data and rapidly advance complex projects.
  • Collaborate. We want scientists who are engaging. You will work with team members from the Data Science, Software Engineering, and Product teams to guide our initiatives forward.


  • A Ph.D. in a biological field
  • A strong background in biochemistry and cell biology
  • Experience in phenotypic screening, image-based assay development and/or microscopy
  • Background in genomics is a plus
  • Experience with automation and miniaturization of assays is a plus
  • A record of outstanding past projects, publications, and collaborations


  • Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums (in most cases 100%)
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option grants
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter) in addition to flexible, generous vacation/sick leave
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Fully paid gym membership to Metro Fitness, located just feet away from our new headquarters
  • Gleaming new 100,000 square foot headquarters complete with a 70-foot climbing wall, showers, lockers, and bike parking


Poised at the crossroads of biology and computation, Recursion is revolutionizing the pharmaceutical industry's approach to drug discovery. Our unique platform leverages the most advanced biology, high-throughput automation, and artificial intelligence to rapidly discover treatments for rare diseases, diverse immune and inflammatory diseases and new indications in the future.

Recursion is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. Recursion strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against applicants because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


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