• Transformation Scientist

    Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh-Durham
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
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  • 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. 


    Pairwise is looking to hire motivated and collaborative scientists into its R & D organization to help achieve a broad set of scientific goals and be part of developing our scientific strategy.  These roles are for Transformation Scientists on the Trait Development team. This role will play a key part in improving and troubleshooting existing systems as well as developing novel transformation systems for new crops. We are looking for scientists with a PhD or equivalent level of training and the ability to work independently and as part of the team. Your contribution will be critical to helping Pairwise meet a set of aggressive targets and building a culture where science can be fun.


    • PhD or equivalent experience in Molecular/Cellular Biology, Plant Physiology, Molecular Genetics, Botany, Plant Science or related field with strong preference for candidates with gene editing experience in plant transformation
    • Strong track record of scientific innovation, formulating research, and developing and executing novel systems and tools in non-model crop and consumer species
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver scientific results in a cross functional environment
    • Remain current in targeted area and scientific discipline



    • Enable plant transformation in new crop and consumer species that are recalcitrant
    • Increase transformation efficiency in target species
    • Research and develop new methods of stable and transient transformation
    • Collaborate across multifunctional teams to find new insights and drive the innovation culture
    • Collaborate with universities and other scientific organizations to bring diverse thought into Pairwise


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