Careers at Pairwise
About Us

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 reach about 100 employees by the end of 2019 to help meet our aggressive product development goals. 

Our Culture 

Just like the plants we work with, we believe in leveraging the natural diversity of our team members so they can bring their best selves to create value for our consumers.  And it starts by intentionally living our values and using Pairwisdom. 

Our Values 

We love Product-Focused Science– our consumer’s needs and desires create our path. 

We value Inclusion – leveraging the diverse experiences of our team makes us more productive and innovative 

We believe in Transparency – open sharing of information allows us to trust one another, be adaptable and purposeful. 

We are not afraid to Do Hard Things – Together, we have the power to solve seemingly unsolvable problems. 

We have Fun – life is too short to take ourselves too seriously.  

Our Workplace 

We work at Pairwise because we believe in our mission and want to be a part of creating value. 

What’s it like to work here? 

It’s casual. We wear jeans, sneakers and have t-shirt themed days. We work in an open environment and eat lunch together. 

We’re all owners. Accountable. Passionate. Results-focused. We jump in and contribute, whether it’s in serving with fellow employees on the safety committee or cleaning the coffee machine. 

We’re entrepreneurial. Creative. Smart. We embrace change, and we are willing to take risks. 

We’re team players. We believe in the individual’s contribution to the team and the whole. We learn from and teach each other. 

We care for each other.  We serve together.  We run, walk, eat, and grow together. 

We’re respectful.  We challenge ideas and have a sense of humor.  We cultivate innovation and celebrate the diversity of thought. 

We have integrity. We listen. We debate. We trust our colleagues with our ideas and use good judgment. 

We believe in doing things the right way and owning the results. We know it is not enough to just get something done but needs to be done in the right way.   

We believe our company’s strength comes from within and manifests when we work together. We are Pairwise, and we are valued here. 


Our Rewards

Our competitive pay and benefits package includes: 

Competitive Compensation 

Long-Term Disability Insurance  

Medical Insurance  

Equity ownership 

Dental Insurance

401K Retirement Savings Plan (Pre-tax & ROTH)  

Vision Insurance  


Flexible Spending Accounts  

Company Holidays 

Employee Assistance Program  

Other optional insurance programs available 

Short-Term Disability Insurance  

Relocation Program 

Our Current Job Openings
Scientist, Genome Biology
807 East Main Street, Suite 4-100, Durham, NC , United States of America
Data Scientist (Pipeline Analyst) Internship - FALL 2020
807 East Main Street, Suite 4-100, Durham, NC , United States of America
Crop Science Lead
807 East Main Street, Suite 4-100, Durham, NC , United States of America
Head of Commercialization
Anywhere in California, California, CA, United States of America
Lead, Cell Biology
807 East Main Street, Durham, NC, United States of America