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 cell biology lead will be responsible for developing and deploying rapid transient assays to test genome editing tools in a variety of species using several plant tissue and cell systems. The lead will also use molecular genetics and cell biology approaches to drive, in collaboration with other R&D functions, the identification and testing of genes important for efficient embryo formation and regeneration. This senior scientist will manage a team of PhD scientists and research associates that will deliver critical enabling technologies to support both the development of novel gene editing technologies as well as product concepts. 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.