• Data Science Lead

    Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh-Durham
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/1/2018 9:09 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
  • Overview

    Pairwise believes healthy food should be affordable, convenient, and sustainable.  We believe gene editing can be used to accelerate plant breeding in leveraging the natural genetic diversity in agricultural crops to address global food challenges.  We are bringing the benefits of these new innovations both to producers and directly to consumers through the produce aisle of their local grocery store.  Located in the Raleigh-Durham metro area, Pairwise was formed in 2017 and has plans to add about 100 employees over the next year to help meet our aggressive product development goals. 

    The data science lead will be responsible for developing strategies to leverage public and proprietary data sets to help answer critical scientific questions tied to Pairwise product concepts. A key aspect of this role will be to help to develop our scientific strategy.  This senior scientist will manage a team of PhD scientists focused on identifying genes and alleles associated with traits underlying Pairwise product concepts. This role will also be part of Pairwise’s scientific team and report to the head of product discovery. This position will be critical to not only building the scientific strategy but also the culture of our R & D organization as the company grows.


    • PhD in Bioinformatics, Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics or another science field where data analytics was a primary component. Preference given to candidates with experience involving large biological data sets and deriving insights from them
    • 5+ years experience managing scientific teams
    • Strong track record of formulating research programs
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver scientific results in a cross functional environment




    • Develop and lead a team of highly motivated and innovative bioinformaticians and data scientists to enable R & D to answer critical scientific questions
    • Recruit, hire and develop exceptional talent in the bioinformatics and data science space
    • Establish and manage collaborations with universities and other scientific organizations to bring diverse thought into Pairwise
    • Develop an overall data strategy and analysis pipelines to drive Pairwise R & D


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