Machine Learning Engineer, Assay Development & Bioengineering

Employer
Recursion
Location
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Posted
Jan 11, 2022
Ref
3650631
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
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

With treatments for hundreds of diseases in our sights, we’ve built a data science team with domain expertise in computer science, bioinformatics, physics, biology, mathematics, applied statistics, and more. We work side-by-side with biologists, automation scientists, chemists, software engineers, and many others; together, we develop the tools and methods to turn our experimental data into treatments for pathologies that affect the lives of countless individuals.  

In this role, you will leverage your expertise to develop and deliver scalable ML products that enable and inform our treatment discovery programs.

  • Develop ML/DL products that support both active research projects and our long-term goals to decode biology and industrialize the drug discovery process.
  • Deploy and monitor ML/DL products in a continuous-use, high-throughput, biological research platform that executes millions of custom cellular experiments weekly.
  • Innovate on how we use our phenomic image data by proposing projects and developing products that improve our data generation processes and analysis pipelines in support of discovering new treatments for patients.
 

The Team You'll Join

You will be joining a fast-growing, cross-functional team with expertise in biology, automation engineering, data science, software engineering, and product development.  You can expect to be challenged with new scientific domains, high expectations for analytical software development, unresolved questions about analytical methods and applications, and ambitious goals to industrialize various aspects of the drug discovery process.  Specifically, your team will focus on developing and scaling cellular models of disease for use in a wide range of research programs.  A bold, collaborative, growth-oriented, and team-first mindset will be critical to the success of both individuals and teams in this exceptionally challenging and exciting industry.

 

The Experience You'll Need

  • Experience working in a collaborative CI/CD software development environment, including use of git, peer code review and independent authorship of well tested, easily maintained, scalable, and documented code.
  • Experience optimizing, releasing, and maintaining ML products in a production environment; encompassing the stages of data preparation & validation, model training, evaluation, validation, and monitoring.
  • Experience applying machine learning fundamentals (data preparation, modeling approaches, algorithms, regularization, optimization, etc) to a diversity of real-world problems.
  • A strong sense of project ownership, curiosity, and the professional skill-set to excel in an open, highly collaborative environment.
  • Preferred: experience working in the field of computer vision and/or with biological datasets and modeling projects

 

Leveling

  • 2+ years experience in an industry setting, post-baccalaureate experience in a related scientific or engineering discipline developing ML methods or models, or equivalent experience in the application of ML and analytical tools in postdoctoral work.
  • Senior and Staff levels may be considered for candidates with commensurate experience, a record of product development in domains directly relevant to Recursion’s platform, and/or experience as a technical lead driving execution in these areas.

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The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover. 
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

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

Recursion requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their first date of employment.

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. 

Learn more at www.recursion.com, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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.