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 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 now has about 100 employees dedicated to meeting our aggressive product development goals.
The plant cell biology lead will be responsible for identifying, developing and deploying cell- and tissue-based assays that meet Pairwise scientific and business objectives for rapid iterative testing capabilities of genome editing tools and transgenes in a variety of species. 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 that promote cell division and regeneration in plant species. This senior scientist must lead and develop 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 Genome Editing Technologies. 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.
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