Principal Scientist

Location
Salt Lake City
Posted
Apr 01, 2021
Ref
3007729
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

Recursion is a digital biology company industrializing drug discovery. We are 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

  • Discover -  Design,  conduct and oversee essential studies required to identify and advance novel candidates that have the potential to transform the lives of patients and develop new standards of care in areas of high medical need.
  • Influence - Perform a leading role in the strategic development of Recursion’s various programs by conceiving novel assays and model systems. As a seasoned drug hunter, you will apply your knowledge of pathways and biology to Recursion’s agnostic drug-discovery engine.
  • Collaborate - With chemists, biologists and data scientists through leading teams to contribute to the identification of high-quality development candidates.
  • Communicate - Independently prepare impactful presentations to the senior leadership team and partners to allow decision-making on programs.
  • Achieve - Understand the critical path and provide high-quality results.

 

The Team You’ll Join 

As a Principal Scientist you will be an essential member of the Translational Biology team whose focus is on applying quantitative biology approaches to enable prioritization of compound hits for further research and development. You will use your domain expertise in various therapeutic areas, to contribute to and influence platform screens and downstream validation assays. You will report to a director of biology and be trusted to identify the most efficient way to make go/no-go decisions for relevant molecules and programs. You will need to be adaptable, self-initiating and collaborative in order to be able to produce high-quality results in a fast paced environment across multiple disease programs simultaneously.

 

The Experience You’ll Need

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Life Sciences with extensive experience in various indications and relevant biology.  Immunology or fibrosis experience a significant plus.
  • 8+ years of drug discovery experience in an industry setting, including an understanding of translational biology (pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics/in vivo studies)
  • Familiarity with automation and proficiency in Microsoft Suite, GraphPad Prism, and Spotfire required
  • Track record of leading drug discovery programs, preferably related to fibrosis
  • Ability to articulate scientific data and strategic messages to all partners and team members
  • Proven track record of outstanding past projects, publications and/or patents
  • Experience in mentoring the career development and, providing scientific guidance to junior associates and scientists 

 

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) 
  • Unlimited vacation/sick leave
  • Onsite daycare facility
  • 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 
  • One-of-a-kind 100,000 square foot headquarters complete with a 70-foot climbing wall, showers, lockers, and bike parking

 

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.