Recursion Pharmaceuticals is hiring a

Biobank Lead

Salt Lake City, United States

Recursion is a digital biology company industrializing drug discovery. We are 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

As a member of the Operations team, you will coordinate the planning, logistics, and implementation of Recursion’s biobanking strategy. In this role, you will:

  • Plan the build-out of a biobanking strategy and facility that can rapidly scale both in the number and complexity of biological sample types throughout their lifecycle
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners to identify and procure relevant biological materials plus facilitate the scheduling of associated personnel, equipment and logistics
  • Communicate with cross functional teams to provide review and approval of contracts and materials selection, biobank status updates, and regular progress reports
  • Implement biobanking best practices to ensure personnel safety and training plus industry standards regarding biological sample inventory management and quality control

The Team You’ll Join 

With treatments for hundreds of diseases in our sights, we work side-by-side with automation engineers, biologists, chemists, data scientists, software engineers, and many others; together, we develop the systems, tools and methods to discover treatments for pathologies that affect the lives of countless individuals. In this role, you will also use your experience to effectively gauge the scope and impact of your work against the broader team and company goals in collaboration with other operational directors.

The Experience You’ll Need

  • Demonstrated oversight of day-to-day “best practice” operations of a biobank; serving as a point of contact for procurement, sample receipt, accessioning, reconciliation, shipment, storage and release of biological samples
  • Develop and manage the laboratory information systems used to track sample lifecycle
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating projects or facility build-outs, preferably within a biobanking context
  • Demonstrated experience working with vendors and contract research organizations
  • Experience implementing lean manufacturing practices
  • Bachelor's Degree and 2+ years of experience in a clinical or healthcare environment as a sample or laboratory supervisor position
  • Nice to have: In vitro cell culture background including the knowledge to process and develop induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) 

The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums 
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option grants
  • Two one-week paid company closures (summer and winter) 
  • Flexible vacation/sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave (including adoptive)
  • Onsite daycare facility*
  • Commuter benefit and vehicle parking to ease your commute* 
  • Complimentary chef-prepared lunches and well-stocked snack bars* 
  • Monthly fitness/wellness stipend
  • One-of-a-kind 100,000 square foot headquarters complete with a 70-foot climbing wall, showers, lockers, and bike parking*


*Subject to change for remote-based employees during the COVID-19 pandemic


More About Us 

Recursion is a digital biology company industrializing drug discovery. Recursion does this by combining automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, in vivo validation capabilities and a highly cross-functional team to discover novel medicines that expand our collective understanding of biology. Recursion’s rich, relatable database of over 4 petabytes of biological images generated in-house on the company’s robotics platform enables advanced machine learning approaches to reveal drug candidates, mechanisms of action, novel chemistry, and potential toxicity, with the eventual goal of decoding biology and advancing new therapeutics that radically improve people’s lives. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City.


Recursion is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. Recursion strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against applicants because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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