Job Description

The Team You’ll Join

You will be joining Inception Labs, a research and development team within Recursion. This team is a cross-functional group of exceptional biologists, engineers, product managers, machine learning scientists, computational biologists, and data scientists. Together, we are working to prove out novel technologies including new biological assays and data modalities, statistical and ML techniques, and computational approaches for multimodal data. This team works rapidly on a project-by-project basis to either prove or disprove the value and feasibility of these new ideas and approaches.

The Experience You’ll Need

  • A PhD in statistics, mathematics, data science, machine learning, computer science, a related quantitative discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • Deep statistical, probabilistic, and ML knowledge and intuition demonstrated by 5-7+ years of experience applying tools from those domains to answer questions in real-world datasets
  • Strong preference for experience working with large, experimentally generated biological datasets (microscopy, genomic, proteomic, etc)
  • High fluency with Python, including a strong background in scientific computing using the Python numerical and data stackExperience collaboratively writing high-quality, reusable code in Python in version-controlled environments
  • Experience working collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment and communicating complex technical concepts and ideas to broad audiences
  • Comfort and familiarity working in a cutting-edge research environment where scientific and technological setbacks and failures are likely to occur

How You’ll be Supported

  • You will be assigned a peer trail guide to support and mentor you as you onboard and get familiar with Recursion systems
  • Receive real-time feedback from peers on analysis results, scientific methodology, and code quality and best practices
  • Ability to learn from and participate regularly in scientific brainstorming sessions and discussions with the entire Inception Labs team
  • Option to attend an annual conference to learn more from colleagues, network, and build your skillset


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.

Company Info.

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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