Sr. Medical Director, Rare Disease/Oncology


Job Overview

About the job

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.

  • Flexible work arrangements for those who are unable to relocate***

The Impact You’ll Make

  • Provide integrated and innovative clinical development strategy to support the creation and management of the clinical development plan for assets in development
  • Integrate scientific rationale, regulatory requirements, clinical development plan to optimize clinical study designs aligned with the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and CDP
  • Drive end-to-end integrated clinical development strategy to achieve regulatory approvals,
  • Generate data and evidence to determine a medicine’s potential efficacy, safety profile, key areas of product differentiation and value to patients in the shortest possible time frame
  • Lead clinical development discussions at regulatory interactions and clinical components of the submissions (e.g. IND, NDA, BLA, MAA) including briefing documents, presentations, addressing questions and responses
  • Assess insights to inform medical strategy and to address unmet patient need in the rare disease space and broaden potential patient benefit
  • Develop review and revise protocols

The Team You’ll Join

The Development Team is an empowered, execution-minded group of drug development professionals responsible for translating Recursion’s innovative science to patients through clinical development activities . As Sr. Medical Director, Rare Disease/Oncology, you will report to the Chief Medical Officer and serve as a key member of the Development Team. In your role, you will work with colleagues in Development and cross-functional peers across the Recursion organization.

The Experience You’ll Need

  • MD degree and 8+ years of experience in clinical development, with at least 5 years in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in drug development within rare disease or oncology a plus
  • Well versed in regulatory requirements and fundamental principles of clinical trial design
  • Expertise clinical training and/or applicable clinical research experience; understanding of clinical development planning and running clinical trial from concept study idea to publication
  • Experience in clinical drug development with an understanding of multiple diseases, the underlying biology and potential therapeutic targets and current and future potential treatment options in all clinical trial phases
  • Experience managing complex projects and working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders regarding new strategies to ensure timelines are met
  • Intrinsic desire to champion innovative methods and processes within clinical development
  • Experience with clinical research methodology and biostatistics principles, to facilitate efficient clinical trial design, and clinical development plans with clear, data-driven decision results

The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy

  • 100% Coverage of health, vision, and dental insurance premiums
  • 401(k) with generous matching (immediate vesting)
  • Stock option, restricted stock unit (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) programs**
  • 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
  • United States based employees

More About Us

Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science, and engineering, with the goal of radically improving the lives of patients and industrializing drug discovery. Central to our mission is the Recursion Operating System, or Recursion OS, that combines an advanced infrastructure layer to generate what we believe is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing proprietary biological and chemical datasets and the Recursion Map, a suite of custom software, algorithms, and machine learning tools that we use to explore foundational biology unconstrained by human bias and navigate to new biological insights which may accelerate our programs. We are a biotechnology company scaling more like a technology company. Recursion is proudly headquartered in Salt Lake City.

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Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation.

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