Poised at the crossroads of biology and computation, Recursion is disrupting the pharmaceutical industry’s approach to drug discovery. Our unique platform leverages the most advanced high-throughput biology, automation, and artificial intelligence to rapidly discover treatments for rare diseases, inflammatory diseases, immuno-oncology, cardiovascular diseases of aging, and more. Our approach to scalable, high-dimensional biology allows us to rapidly find potential treatments for many diseases at a rapid pace.

Our approach to scalable, high-dimensional biology allows us to rapidly find potential treatments for many diseases at a rapid pace. Our Innovation and Enabling Biology team identifies advanced and relevant in vitro models, across a number of therapeutic areas, and advanced high-dimensional assays to advance the therapeutic boundaries of our platform. This team performs platform-enabling pilot experiments to validate new methods and assays before transitioning them to the High Throughput biology team.


This role is ideal for someone who is scientifically creative and enjoys dreaming up new ways to apply in-depth science. Your work as part of our Innovation and Enabling Biology team will significantly increase the speed of our drug discovery platform and will help us achieve our mission of discovering 100 rare disease treatments by 2025.

The high-level job description has only one item: do whatever is necessary to help us progress in identifying treatments for diseases. On any given day, you'll work cross-functionally with high-throughput biologists and data scientists to design and pilot assays of strategic interest to Recursion and our partners. You will be the in-house expert on new in vitro models and techniques of immediate relevance to our platform (e.g. infectious diseases, inflammation, etc.) and will lead efforts validate the utility of these technologies.

For this role, we are looking for scientists who are eager to:

Shape - We want scientists who see and do things differently. As a Research Scientist on the Innovation team, you’ll work with other scientists to generate novel ideas and insights that will drive our future growth. You will be recognized for your ability to think about possibilities and dream up new ways to utilize our platform.

Explore - We want scientists who have natural intellectual curiosity. You will draw upon your creativity and independent thinking skills to strategically prioritize efforts and new endeavours. Inspiration will come from biological and medical literature and in-depth interactions with our computational team.

Drive - We want scientists who thrive on being in the driver’s seat. You will act as a project champion, collaborate with your peers in Biology, and work cross functionally with members of the Data Science, Software Engineering, and High Throughput Screening teams.


  • A Ph.D. and/or postdoctoral experience with a track record of outstanding past projects, publications, and collaborations
  • Roughly 3-5 years of industry experience working in small molecule drug discovery
  • Experience in infectious diseases and cellular immunology (a strong plus)
  • An ability to execute and guide the execution of complex cellular and molecular lab experiments.
  • Proven experience in cellular biology and the ability to efficiently troubleshoot cellular experiments
  • A passion for reading biological/medical literature and ability to rapidly understand new disease areas


  • Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums (in most cases 100%)
  • 401(k) with generous matching
  • Flexible, generous vacation/sick leave
  • Company-provided lunches, snacks, and beverages to keep you fueled up and focused
  • Industry-leading paid maternity, paternity, and adoption leave
  • Two one-week company closures during the winter holidays and during the peak of summer
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Impressive office & laboratory space located in Research Park (near the University of Utah)
  • Showers, lockers, bike parking, nearby trail access - to facilitate an active and outdoorsy lifestyle

At Recursion, there are ample opportunities for professional development, personal growth, and advancement. Come join a close-knit team with a passion for scientific discovery and the drive to make a difference in the lives of those affected by rare disease.


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