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HTS Research Associate - Swing Shift

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Start date
Apr 19, 2024

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Regulatory, Research/Documentation, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Your work will change lives. Including your own. 

The Impact You’ll Make

Your work as part of our High Throughput Screening (HTS) team will significantly increase the speed of our drug discovery platform and will help us achieve our mission of decoding biology to radically improve lives. As an HTS Research Associate, you’ll play a critical role in identifying drug candidates by executing hundreds of high-content screens per year. On a daily basis, you will draw upon basic molecular biology techniques and interact with computer-controlled automated laboratory instrumentation to conduct experiments in 384- and 1536-well microplates. You can expect to work on multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced and exciting environment. On normal workdays, this will include performing maintenance on equipment, checking for experiment contamination, performing QC validations, inputting production orders, monitoring experiments, and preparing reagents.

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Execute critical experiments with careful attention to detail, consistency, and documentation.
  • Develop your skills by working on projects aimed at improving laboratory performance by working with multiple stakeholders in different departments.
  • Collaborate with our biological and computational science teams to develop the most efficient path to success across all of our laboratory assays.
  • Grow your knowledge base and learn about new approaches and techniques in Molecular Biology and Data Science.

This is a swing shift:

  • Wednesday - Saturday: 2:00pm-12:00am

The Team You’ll Join

You will join a high performing and mission-focused team in the Core Operations department and you will be working on our high throughput screening platform. This is a dynamic group of people who are tenacious in problem solving and are rigorous in challenging the status quo. It is also an incredibly supportive and collaborative environment.

The Experience You’ll Need

  • A Bachelor degree or similar in a biological field
  • Proficiency and experience in molecular biology concepts and assays
  • Experience working with automated computer-controlled laboratory instrumentation
  • Some familiarity/comfort with computational tools is desirable (we embrace the efficiency that comes with leveraging computers)
  • The ability to think on your feet. We're looking for associates who know when they need to ask for help/insights from their teammates, but can also figure most things out for themselves when needed
  • A passion for working in a fast-paced start-up culture where you’ll leverage creativity and independent thinking to find answers wherever you can

How You’ll be Supported

  • Weekly 1:1s, direct mentoring as needed for day to day operations
  • Supportive in engaging in dialogue and ideas that help drive improvement and move the mission forward
  • Will help tailor development work to support career development within and beyond the role
  • Providing open communication to ensure that any feedback or concerns from the candidate are heard and addressed

At Recursion, we believe that every employee should be compensated fairly. Based on the skill and level of experience required for this role, the estimated current annual base range for this role is:

  • Developing: $89,360
  • Skilled: $97,360
  • Expert: $107,360

To learn more about our level within levels, click here.

You will also be eligible for bonuses and equity compensation + our comprehensive benefits package for United States based candidates. The range displayed on each job posting reflects target ranges for US new hire salaries and is determined by job, level, and market factors.  

During the interview selection process, you will connect with a Talent Acquisition Partner who will be your advocate and ally to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation that meets your needs for your skills, experience, and relevant education/training, while also reviewing our very competitive total rewards package.

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 

Recursion is a clinical stage TechBio company leading the space by decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery. Enabling its mission is the Recursion OS, a platform built across diverse technologies that continuously expands one of the world’s largest proprietary biological and chemical datasets. Recursion leverages sophisticated machine-learning algorithms to distill from its dataset a collection of trillions of searchable relationships across biology and chemistry unconstrained by human bias. By commanding massive experimental scale — up to millions of wet lab experiments weekly — and massive computational scale — owning and operating one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Recursion is uniting technology, biology and chemistry to advance the future of medicine.

Recursion is headquartered in Salt Lake City, where it is a founding member of BioHive, the Utah life sciences industry collective. Recursion also has offices in London, Toronto, Montreal and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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.

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41 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City

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