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
Mentor and grow a team of scientists focused on scaling up complex cell based assays
Lead cross-functional efforts to scale complex cell based assays from the benchtop to our automated High Throughput Screening (HTS) platform
Effectively communicate across diverse scientific and technical disciplines, including biology, chemistry, data science, and automation engineering
Design and implement robust workflows to run complex biological assays using automated liquid handlers, microscopes, robotic workcells and other scientific instrumentation
Optimize and qualify assay conditions to robustly run new disease screening modalities on our High Throughput Screening platform. Ensure that assays run robustly for the entire course of long-running screening campaigns
Develop strategy and best practices for standardizing assay scale-up efforts to ensure current and future assay campaigns run successfully
The Team You’ll Join
You’ll join the fast-paced Innovation and Scale-up team inside Recursion’s Core Operations Department. This team supports Recursion’s High Throughput Screening (HTS) efforts by improving existing operational processes, monitoring screening performance to ensure robustness, enabling innovative new screening technologies and deploying new assays onto the HTS platform. As a manager of assay scale-up, you and your team of scientists will work with technical experts across Recursion’s organization to deploy robust new assays onto our HTS platforms. In this role you will do as well as teach, focusing on mentoring your team and actively engaging in assay scale-up efforts. You will also drive long-term vision of the assay scale-up process at Recursion, by developing strategies that will facilitate current and future efforts to scale-up new screening modalities such that they run successfully on our HTS platforms - producing robust and insightful data.
Experience managing and mentoring teams of scientists
Demonstrated ability to lead cross functional assay scale up efforts involving scientists, engineers and other technical experts
Ability to communicate and understand requirements from experts across diverse disciplines including data science, chemistry and biology
Demonstrated ability to develop and qualify robust cell-based assays
Experience approaching laboratory problems with an engineering mindset using statistical process control, and data analysis techniques to guide quality and efficiency
Experience working with complex laboratory instrumentation and SBS standard microplates highly preferred
Requires 4+ years of laboratory experience with a Masters or better in Biology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering or related field
Recursion Pharmaceuticals, a Salt Lake City-based emerging biotech, combines experimental biology, automation, and artificial intelligence in a massively parallel system to quickly and efficiently identify treatments for diseases utilizing massive, data-rich image sets generated in house. The company’s tech-first approach will enable treatments for diseases in a fraction of the typical timeframe and at a fraction of the cost.