Skip to main content

This job has expired

You will need to login before you can apply for a job.

Computational Biologist, Neuroscience

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Start date
Mar 21, 2023

View more

Science/R&D, Biology, Neuroscience
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Your work will change lives. Including your own. 

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. 

This is a hybrid position based in Salt Lake City, UT. 

The Impact You’ll Make

In this role, you will be at the forefront of reimagining neuroscience drug discovery using Recursion’s unique capacity to perform >1 million experiments per week. You will be part of multiple computational and/or therapeutics projects from inception to preclinical development, with the ultimate goal of bringing life-changing therapeutics to patients living with neurological or neurodegenerative disease. As a computational biologist you will:

  • Integrate and analyze pre-clinical internal and public domain datasets to generate and evaluate hypotheses for new disease indications, drug discovery, biomarker development and mechanism of action
  • Accelerate translational neuroscience discovery through your ability to design and productionize analyses, data integration, and data interpretation
  • Drive collaborations with internal groups and external partners for target nomination, in-vitro and in-vivo validation, data science, and machine learning
  • Work cross-functionally with Recursion’s data science and drug development teams to further advance Recursion’s ability to interpret and translate large-scale phenomics data into therapeutic programs
  • Lead drug discovery programs in neuroscience and rare disease
  • Use established bioinformatic analysis pipelines and propose innovative solutions to integrate and interpret -omics data types including genomics, transcriptomics, single cell sequencing, proteomics, and metabolomics using appropriate computational and statistical methods
  • Create visualizations, interpret high dimensional data, and explain results to cross-functional teams
  • Work collaboratively with data scientists and data engineering groups to enhance our computational infrastructure, user interface, query, and visualization capabilities
  • Present data effectively to participants across levels and functional groups in the organization
  • Iterate quickly to move from ideation to validation on multiple projects at an accelerated pace

The Team You’ll Join 

We are building diverse and collaborative drug discovery teams that are data-driven from the ground up. Our group is a bold, agile, interdisciplinary collective of biological, computational, drug discovery, and machine learning scientists deeply focused on the singular goal of bringing new therapeutics to patients at an accelerated pace. You will be involved in project strategy and execution within a small group of project leaders, and collaborate extensively with data scientists, chemists, engineers, commercial strategists, and biologists throughout the organization to advance milestones and provide insights to advance Recursion’s capabilities. Essential attributes to this role include a bold, execution-first attitude and passion for deploying rigorous science to bring life-changing therapies to patients. 

The Experience You’ll Need

  • PhD in a relevant field (neuroscience, bioinformatics, statistics) or MS in a relevant field and 2+ years of experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience mining and integrating large multimodal data sets (including proteomics, transcriptomics, GWAS, genomics; in-house or publicly available) to identify targets and/or pathways relevant to drug discovery. Industry drug discovery experience preferred. 
  • Strong data visualization skills
  • Fluency and experience working with high-level programming language such as Python or R for complex data analysis 
  • Experience leading drug discovery teams and efficiently advancing projects through proof of concept to preclinical
  • Understanding of current state of therapeutic development and ability to drive scientific strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to carry and prioritize among multiple projects 


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.

More About Recursion 

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. 

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. 


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.

Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah with offices in Toronto, Montreal and Milpitas, California. We're working to solve some of the most meaningful problems facing human health today. Come do the most impactful work of your career at a company that prioritizes belonging, collaboration and career development.

Company info
41 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert