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Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist, Translational Oncology

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
12 days ago


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

Recursion Pharmaceuticals is at the forefront of reimaging drug discovery through the integration of automated cell biology, high-dimensional and diverse data sets, and sophisticated analytics. We are seeking a Senior or Principal Scientist with drug discovery experience in oncology and/or immuno-oncology to lead multiple programs through preclinical development to bring life-changing therapeutics to patients. As a Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist, you will:

  • Develop an industry-leading preclinical cancer pipeline, driving programs through key studies and identifying opportunities for speed and synergy
  • Help decode Recursion's map of cellular biology to identify novel approaches to address disease and build mechanistic and biomarker hypotheses
  • Use creative approaches to realize and validate strategies for novel in vitro or in vivo disease models
  • Collaborate with data scientists, computational biologists, chemists, and clinical strategists across the organization to iteratively develop Recursion's data-to-therapeutic pipeline

The Team You’ll Join 

Reporting to the Director, Translational Oncology, you will join a diverse, dynamic team of innovative scientists working to accelerate the development of novel therapies for oncology. Heavily integrated with data scientists, engineers, chemists and biologists, and backed by Recursion’s world-class drug discovery technology and genomic datasets, you will design and lead efforts to advance therapeutic programs. Key attributes to this role include a bold, execution-oriented attitude and passion for deploying rigorous science to end cancer.


The Experience You’ll Need

Scientist, Translational Oncology

  • Training in biological and translational sciences and completion of an advanced post-graduate degree (PhD preferred) 
  • Experience with design, execution and analysis of in vitro techniques for the purpose of studying efficacy and mechanism of cancer interventions (e.g. cell culture, CRISPR, transcriptional and protein analyses) Note: This role will not involve at-the-bench experiment execution
  • Familiarity with current animal models used in cancer drug discovery (PDX, CDX, GEMM, syngeneic)
  • High-level understanding of small molecule drug discovery and pharmacology
  • Capable of leading and prioritizing among multiple projects and efficiently advancing projects to proof of concept

Senior Scientist, Translational Oncology

  • 3+ years experience applying professional competencies to fundamental problems of relevance to oncology drug discovery or experience in biopharma industry setting (domain specific experience in other areas of biology will be considered, as well) and completion of an advanced post-graduate degree (PhD preferred) 
  • Understanding of key DMPK principles for early stage drug discovery
  • Experience managing external resources (CROs)

Principal Scientist, Translational Oncology

  • 5+ years experience applying professional competencies to fundamental problems of relevance to oncology drug discovery specifically in a biopharma industry setting and completion of an advanced post-graduate degree (PhD preferred) 
  • Demonstrable experience advancing therapeutics program from discovery to preclinical development 
  • Understanding of current state of oncology therapeutic development and ability to drive scientific strategy 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60064230
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist, Translational Oncology
  • Company Name: Recursion
  • Job Function: Scientist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

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