• Research Associate

    Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh-Durham
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/31/2018 9:44 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. 


    Pairwise is looking to hire motivated research associates into its R & D organization to help achieve a broad set of scientific goals and be part of our developing our scientific strategy. Positions are available in our three different research teams- Genome Editing Tools, Product Discovery and Plant Production. In all cases, we are looking for associates with bachelor or master’s level 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.


    • Bachelor or master’s degree in a relevant field, such as molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biology, plant science, botany, agronomy, horticulture, evolution, ecology or any biological discipline requiring plant husbandry skills or lab work
    • Previous lab work experience required either in a professional setting for demonstrated lab skills through research in faculty labs
    • Knowledge and experience keeping accurate scientific records via LIMs and laboratory notebooks
    • Experience and knowledge in laboratory safety or greenhouse safety practices, including use of PPE, SDSs and proper handling and disposal of laboratory waste
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a large lab setting
    • Ability to work independently on individual experiments


    • Develop and execute research plans and key experiments in areas like:
    • Gene Editing
    • Protein Science
    • Molecular Biology
    • Plant Transformation
    • Plant Growth and Maintenance
    • Work closely with staff scientists to develop experimental strategy for targeted areas and bring those plans to life
    • Develop your skill sets and bring new techniques and methodologies into the Pairwise research sphere
    • Collaborate across multifunctional teams to find new insights


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