• Lead, Row Crop Transformation

    Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh-Durham
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/23/2018 4:48 PM)
    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 plant transformation lead for row crops will be responsible for delivering transformed plants in a variety of row crop species including corn, soy, canola, cotton and wheat.  This senior scientist will manage a team of PhD scientists and research associates that will deliver the pipeline of transformed plants to meet our target product concepts. Not only will this include delivering a transformation pipeline but also research into plant transformation improvements. This role will also be part of Pairwise’s scientific team and report to the head of trait development. 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 Botany, Plant Science, Genetics, Plant Physiology or related field focused on plant transformation
    • 5+ years experience managing scientific teams
    • Strong track record in plant transformation
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver scientific results in a cross functional environment


    • Contribute scientifically to the experimental plans targeting Pairwise product concepts
    • Manage the row crop plant transformation team to deliver the plant transformation pipeline
    • Research into improved methods of plant transformation and regeneration
    • Identify, hire and retain the best scientific talent for plant transformation
    • Collaborate with universities and other scientific organizations to bring diverse thought into Pairwise


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