Materials Handler

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Nov 25, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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

A well-run lab and supply chain is essential in ensuring that the hundreds of experiments being done weekly are happening in an organized manner. You will be a valued and important member of Recursion’s daily operations, receiving and delivering materials required to keep our labs running. You will manage a variety of different daily tasks and will need to shift and adapt at a moment’s notice. Urgency is required for success in this role. With our evolving pipeline, you will be required to work a Wednesday - Sunday shift.

  • Organize - We ask that you have an (almost) obsessive passion for organization. You will assist the Supply Chain Manager and their team in receiving, tracking, and organizing sensitive and high-value materials daily. By using the Kanban replenishment process, you will ensure that scientists have what they need to conduct experiments in a timely manner.
  • Pivot - You will manage a variety of different daily tasks and will need to shift and adapt at a moment’s notice. 
  • Collaborate - Your contributions will greatly influence the work of our scientific teams. 

The Team You’ll Join

You will join the Supply Chain team, a group critical to the growth and success of Recursion. With your team members you will deliver excellent and reliable service to the groups that depend on our expertise and responsiveness. You will collaborate with Material Planning, Purchasing, and communicate with individuals throughout Recursion on a daily basis to ensure our labs are fully stocked and operational.

The Experience You’ll Need

  • 2+ years of shipping, receiving and warehouse experience
  • Shipping Category B Biological Substances certification preferred
  • Knowledge of ERP system receiving and inventory tracking
  • Familiarity with checking documentation for accuracy, and troubleshooting receiving problems
  • Understanding of precautions and protocols for handling and storage of biohazard and temperature sensitive material
  • Experience maintaining accurate inventory and restocking supply rooms, KANBAN systems, or similar
  • Acquaintance with a fast and demanding environment where speed, responsiveness, and attention to detail are critical to success


The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy as a Full-Time Employee at Recursion: 

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums 
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option, restricted stock unit (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) 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.