Director, Product

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Your work will change lives. Including your own.

The Impact You’ll Make

Recursion is at the forefront of reimagining drug discovery through the integration of automated cell biology, high-dimensional and diverse data sets, and sophisticated analytics. We are seeking a Director of Product Management to join the team building the Recursion OS. Reporting to the Senior Director of Product Management, you will help define and execute on the strategy for the development of the world’s leading tech-enabled drug discovery platform. In particular, you will be responsible for leading the team of product managers building our industrialized workflows that allow us to do drug discovery at scale. You will work closely with a cross-functional team including engineers, data scientists, biologists, chemists, and more to continuously push forward the frontier of industrialized drug discovery.

  • Lead a team of product managers to industrialize increasingly more aspects of the drug discovery pipeline
  • Establish a year+ vision and roadmap for how we will evolve our industrialized workflows, including the identification of new product opportunities
  • Partner with the Sr. Director of Product Management to build a robust product culture
  • Partner with senior stakeholders across Recursion to drive outcomes towards Recursion’s mission to decode biology


This position is based at either our US headquarters in Salt Lake City or in our Canadian headquarters in Toronto.

The Team You’ll Join

Reporting to the Senior Director, Product you will join the team that is building the RecursionOS and will be heading up the team of product managers building our industrialized workflows! This team is responsible for building the tools, workflows, and patterns that allows Recursion to discover new drugs at scale. The team is leveraging high-dimensional data, advanced machine learning algorithms, and automation to deliver medicines to patients who are waiting!

The Experience You’ll Need

  • 7+ years of experience with product management, including strategy, planning, prioritizing, building, implementation, and gathering feedback
  • 3+ years of people management with experience in leading and building high performing teams
  • Demonstrated success in delivering novel and complex solutions, bonus if in a scientific context
  • A track record of systems thinking and the ability to connect back to the big picture.
  • Creative problem solving skills with a focus on driving outcomes over outputs
  • Experience translating between experts in engineering, biology, chemistry and data science to identify business needs and find solutions
  • A Lifelong learner with a creative, collaborative and flexible approach.

How You’ll be Supported

  • Regular 1:1s with manager provides opportunities for support and feedback
  • Learning and development through conferences, certifications, and courses
  • Onboarding process with introductions to product area stakeholders


At Recursion, we believe that every employee should be compensated fairly. Based on the skill and level of experience required for this role, the estimated current annual base range for this role is:

  • Developing: $198,000
  • Skilled: $220,000
  • Expert: $242,000

To learn more about our level within levels, click here.

You will also be eligible for bonuses and equity compensation + our comprehensive benefits package for United States based candidates. The range displayed on each job posting reflects target ranges for US new hire salaries and is determined by job, level, and market factors.

During the interview selection process, you will connect with a Talent Acquisition Partner who will be your advocate and ally to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation that meets your needs for your skills, experience, and relevant education/training, while also reviewing our very competitive total rewards package.

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 www.Recursion.com, or connect on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

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.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Recursion Pharmaceuticals and its affiliate companies do not accept resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Recursion or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Recursion’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Recursion, and Recursion will not owe any referral or other fees. Our team will communicate directly with candidates who are not represented by an agent or intermediary unless otherwise agreed to prior to interviewing for the job.