Senior Computational Biologist - Neuroscience Drug Discovery

Recursion Pharmaceuticals
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Job Description

The Team You’ll Join

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 develop project strategy and execution and collaborate extensively with data scientists, chemists, engineers, and biologists throughout the organization to advance Recursion’s capabilities and help deliver on milestones on the path to putting treatments in patients’ hands. 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 (computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, neuroscience, quantitative pharmacology, etc.) and 3+ years of experience or MS in a relevant field and 5+ years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience applying computational methods to analyze complex biological (images, proteomics, transcriptomics, GWAS, genomics, etc.) and/or human clinical data.
  • Exceptional data visualization skills through creation of plots, documentation and presentations.
  • Fluency and experience working with high-level programming language such as Python or R for complex data analysis.
  • Owners’ mindset, boldness to learn about new data types and to master new skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently advance projects to decision-points
  • Demonstrated ability to carry and prioritize among multiple projects.
  • Bold, passionate and highly collaborative with experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to clearly explain computational analyses and methodologies to cross-functional and non-technical teams.

Nice To Have:

  • Experience designing high throughput experiments to address biological questions, either on your own or in collaboration with bench scientists.
  • Experience advancing drug programs to later stages, evaluating and prioritizing compounds during SAR and lead optimization cycles.
  • Individuals with 5+ years of experience in a directly relevant drug-discovery setting will be considered for staff-level.

How You’ll be Supported

  • Training on Recursion’s culture and values through hand-on workshops as well as online interactive tools will provide insight to our unique approach and strategy for success
  • Regular 1:1s with supervisor as well as group meetings and analysis reviews with peers provide opportunities for support and feedback
  • Opportunity to attend conferences and workshops in Neuroscience and / or Computational Biology
  • Multiple opportunities for leadership and mentorship training, career coaching and other career/leadership development opportunities


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. Learn more at, or connect on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

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Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Recursion Pharmaceuticals is a digital biology company, developing a drug discovery platform and pipeline with machine learning. Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

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