Job Title: Intern, Protein Science

Reporting to: Lead, Protein Science

Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA

About Pairwise:

Pairwise is a mission-driven, food-technology company dedicated to building a healthier world through better fruits and vegetables. Pairwise was founded in 2017 by scientists at Harvard University, MIT, and Broad Institute who are eminent in the field of gene editing, as well as biotechnology industry pioneers. Our team is tuned in to consumer food trends, and we believe that consumers deserve more variety and innovation in their fresh food choices. We are primed to deliver that innovation through one of the best gene-editing platforms in food and agriculture. Pairwise has an exclusive 5-year research collaboration with Bayer to develop products in corn, soybean, wheat, canola, and cotton. In addition, Pairwise is developing new types of leafy greens, berries, and stone fruit, with the first product expected in late 2022. Pairwise is based in the start-up friendly Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.

About This Role:

We are seeking a passionate, engaging, ready-to-learn intern to join the Protein Science team for Summer 2022. We are looking for an intern pursuing an undergraduate major in: Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or similar fields. Pairwise offers the opportunity of getting to work with industry leading scientists and professionals in a cutting edge, industry changing, food-technology company. Our intern will work within Protein Science in a hands-on learning situation. Pairwise interns each have a season long cap-stone project aimed at adding tangible value to the industry. Pairwise interns receive guidance in career and educational planning and participate in ‘intern-only’ meetings where they share their experiences and network with other summer interns at the company. We like to have fun at Pairwise, so the summer intern will also be invited to participate in company events and team building trips to share in the fun of summer in North Carolina.

Essential Functions (may include):

• Protein purification and analysis

• Extracting DNA and submitting for sequencing

• Analyzing Data

• Presenting Data to the Protein Science Team

Required Education & Experience:

• A student currently enrolled or recently graduated in a Bachelor of Science program in one of the following disciplines:

o Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or similar fields with some bench-level laboratory experience.


• Paid internship experience in a field relevant to your studies!

• Real-world, industry work experience.

• Casual work environment.

• Mission-driven organization focused on creating healthier fruits and veggies.

• A cutting-edge, driven community looking to lead the industry in innovation and nutrition.

EEO Statement:

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.