Senior Scientist, Neurodegeneration

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Nov 28, 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

Recursion Pharmaceuticals is at the forefront of reimaging drug discovery through the integration of automated cell biology, high-dimensional and diverse data sets, and sophisticated analytics. We are seeking a Senior Scientist with drug discovery experience in cellular neuroscience, neuroimmunology, or neuropharmacology to lead multiple neurodegeneration programs from launch to preclinical development to bring life-changing therapeutics to patients. In this role you will:

  • Develop an industry-leading drug discovery pipeline, driving programs from proof of concept to preclinical validation
  • Help decode Recursion's map of cellular biology to identify novel approaches to address disease and initiate innovative programs
  • Use creative approaches to realize and validate strategies for novel in vitro or in vivo disease models
  • Promote the use of new assay technologies for neurodegenerative diseases
  • Collaborate with data scientists, computational biologists, chemists, and clinical strategists across the organization to iteratively develop Recursion's data-to-therapeutic pipeline.

The Team You’ll Join 

You will join a diverse, dynamic team of innovative scientists working to develop novel therapies for neurological diseases. You will lead data-driven drug discovery projects in neurodegeneration by collaborating with in vitro and in vivo biology, chemistry, and data science team members. As our teams are small and nimble, we are excited by investigators with drive and ingenuity to develop and lead new programs.

The Experience You’ll Need

  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology or related field
  • 3+ years in pharma, biotech industry, or related drug discovery experience
  • Experience in cellular neuroscience and neurodegeneration, experience with assay development in human iPSC-derived CNS cell types 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and prioritize among multiple projects 
  • Efficiently advance projects through proof of concept to preclinical validation


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.