Senior Machine Learning Scientist, Computer Vision

Apr 01, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

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

You'll work with others in biology, chemistry, data science and engineering to design and train neural networks that lift our drug discovery and development platform to new levels of inferential power.

  • You'll design state-of-the-art neural networks and train them on our massive in-house biological image datasets (currently >5PB).
  • You’ll work with cross-functional teams to create drug discovery insights from high-dimensional readouts of high-throughput imaging screens and other biological and chemical assays.
  • You’ll be an essential builder of Recursion’s map of human disease biology.
  • You’ll contribute to the ongoing development of our internal drug discovery codebase.
  • You'll present publishable work at top machine learning conferences.


The Team You’ll Join 

As a member of our Data Science team, you’ll join other scientists at Recursion in applying state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to solving drug discovery problems.  You’ll collaborate on cross-functional teams and participate in multi-disciplinary working groups as you positively impact Recursion’s ability to improve human lives.


The Experience You’ll Need

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in computer vision, with extensive experience applying modern machine learning methods. PhD in Computer Science or related field is a plus.  Drug discovery experience is a plus.
  • Experience designing and delivering applied deep learning projects.
  • Experience using modern technologies to accelerate machine learning. We use Python, PyTorch, and the PyData libraries. We have our own on-premise GPU cluster and distributed file system, as well as access to ample cloud resources.
  • Outstanding past projects, publications, or presentations.
  • Curiosity and the professional skill-set to excel in an open, highly collaborative environment.



With full commitment from us, this role is open to remote candidates and can be based anywhere (with required periodic travel to our headquarters in Salt Lake City once it is safe to do so). While we’d love to have you based in Salt Lake City with the rest of us (did you know that the nearest chairlift to our office is only 34 minutes away?), we will support you doing the most impactful work of your life from a location that makes sense for you.


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)
  • Onsite daycare facility*
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute* 
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars* 
  • 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*

*Subject to change for remote-based employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. These benefits are specific for HQ-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. 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, or local law.