Research Associate

Milpitas, California
highly competitive salary with industry leading benefits package!
Sep 30, 2020
Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Recursion is a digital biology company industrializing 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

  • Opportunity to boldly help our team redefine preclinical drug discovery and radically improve people’s lives!
  • Directly contribute to our project progressions by leading and performing testing of NCEs and repurposed compounds in pharmacokinetic, oncology, and other study models.
  • Lead our transgenic mouse colony program with the goal of maintenance and expansion to simulate human disease for possible treatments.
  • Help build our team and be a part of creating the foundation necessary for expanding our capabilities through teamwork, and balancing of duties.
  • Learn new techniques and ideas and mentor others.  
  • Do meaningful research and work in a matrix-like environment where your ideas and thoughts matter, are necessary, and expected.

The Team You’ll Join

You will join a truly cross-functional team in an environment that requires collaboration and communication across multiple departments.  Communication is especially integral to the success of our team as much of our reporting is done electronically.  We value follow-through on commitments, as well independent thought and self-reflection with the goal of incremental self and team improvement.  If you have ideas or suggestions for improvement, we want to hear your voice.

The Experience You’ll Need

  • Actively participate in the directional planning, design and execution of in vivo studies in collaboration with investigators.
  • Proficient in the following in vivo procedures: Dosing administration (IV, IP, SC, PO), body weight measurements, clinical observations, necropsy, blood collection through various routes (tail, submandibular, submental, etc.), and tumor measurements.
  • Transgenic breeding colony management.  Ability to lead and oversee maintenance and expansion of in-house breeding programs.
  • Experience in preparation and collection of detailed experimental and animal health records using data collection software.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and via electronic software applications in a matrix environment.  Additionally, it is necessary to give presentations describing procedures and/or experimental results. 


Additional Preferred Experience:

  • Transgenic breeding colony management.  Ability to lead and oversee maintenance and expansion of in-house breeding programs.


The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums 
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option grants
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter) 
  • Flexible vacation/sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Complimentary onsite lunches and well-stocked snack bar 

*Subject to change for remote-based employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

More About Us 

Recursion is a digital biology company industrializing drug discovery. Recursion does this by combining automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, in vivo validation capabilities and a highly cross-functional team to discover novel medicines that expand our collective understanding of biology. Recursion’s rich, relatable database of over 4 petabytes of biological images generated in-house on the company’s robotics platform enables advanced machine learning approaches to reveal drug candidates, mechanisms of action, novel chemistry, and potential toxicity, with the eventual goal of decoding biology and advancing new therapeutics that radically improve people’s lives. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City.


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.