• Lead, Protein Science

    Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh-Durham
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/30/2018 8:45 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 protein science lead will be responsible for delivering innovations related to the mechanisms of gene editing and novel methods around the protein’s targeting and activity in plants.  This senior scientist will manage a team of PhD scientists that will develop novel IP and improve the gene editing technologies at Pairwise. This role will also be part of Pairwise’s scientific team and report to the head of gene editing tools. 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 Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field with strong preference for candidates with gene editing experience
    • Strong experience in novel protein development
    • 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 novel technologies, IP and insights into CRISPR/Cas9/CpF1 systems of gene editing
    • Manage the protein science team to create and help evaluate novel gene editing proteins
    • Deliver foundational data on the efficacy of various gene editing techniques in plants
    • Identify, hire and retain the best scientific talent protein science
    • Collaborate with universities and other scientific organizations to bring diverse thought into Pairwise


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