• Open Innovation Lead

    Job Locations US-NC-Raleigh-Durham
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/7/2018 10:52 PM)
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    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 believes that to be successful we need to maintain strong relationships with the global research community and to capitalize on new technologies through open innovation approaches such as crowdsourcing.  A hybrid scientist/relationship manager is required with responsibility for these areas by identifying, nominating and following through on technologies of interest to Pairwise. 


    • PhD degree or MSC with equivalent experience in an Agriculturally relevant discipline such as Crop Science 
    • Research experience in modern crop genetics or genomics 
    • Working knowledge or familiarity with open source tools and crowdsourcing 
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse discovery and trait development environment 
    • Ability to work independently  
    • Ability to travel (20% of time) 




    • Identify, engage and maintain relationship with key labs working in areas of interest to Pairwise 
    • Directly impact trait discovery and development by nominating technologies for evaluation 
    • Identify and manage open innovation and crowdsourcing opportunities 
    • Fully engage with the science teams to identify opportunities that complement Pairwise capabilities and deliver the technical strategy 
    • Collaborate across multifunctional teams to find new insights  


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