Biobank Manager

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Oct 10, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

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

As a member of the Operations team, you will be responsible for the planning, logistics, and implementation of Recursion’s biobanking strategy. In this role, you will:

    • Manage a biobank and associated team with an emphasis on mammalian cells from diseased and normal patient tissue
    • Plan the build-out of a biobanking strategy and facility that can rapidly scale both in the number and complexity of biological sample types throughout their lifecycle
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners to identify, procure and process relevant biological materials including primary mammalian cells, cell lines, reprogrammed iPSC and iPSC-derived target cell types
  • Communicate with cross functional teams to provide biobank status updates and regular progress reports, review and approve contracts and manage materials selection 
  • Implement biobanking best practices to ensure personnel safety and training within industry standards regarding biological sample inventory management and quality control


The Team You’ll Join 

With treatments for hundreds of diseases in our sights, we work side-by-side with automation engineers, biologists, chemists, data scientists, software engineers, and many others; together, we develop the systems, tools and methods to discover treatments for pathologies that affect the lives of countless individuals. In this role, you will also use your experience to effectively gauge the scope and impact of your work against the broader team and company goals in collaboration with other operational directors.


The Experience You’ll Need

  • Demonstrated oversight of day-to-day “best practice” operations of a biobank; serving as manager of procurement, sample receipt, accessioning, reconciliation, shipment, storage and release of biological samples
  • In vitro cell culture experience including the knowledge to process and develop and expand induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) and iPSC-derived target cell types 
  • Knowledge of laboratory information systems to track sample lifecycle, inventory and quality control
  • Experience coordinating facility buildouts, preferably within a biobanking context
  • Demonstrated success working with vendors and contract research organizations
  • Ability to implement lean manufacturing practices
  • Bachelor's Degree and 4+ years of experience in a clinical, industry or healthcare environment as a laboratory manager

The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy as a Full-Time Recursionaut: 

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums 
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option and restricted stock unit (RSUs) programs
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter) 
  • Flexible vacation/sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Onsite daycare facility** (Salt Lake City)
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute** 
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars** (Salt Lake City)
  • 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** (Salt Lake City)

**United States based employees

More About Us 

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 that values diversity and inclusion.  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, local, or provincial human rights legislation.