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Colorifix Careers

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In order to create real change in the industry, we are continually adding new talent to our already exceptional team. Below is a list of our open positions. If there is not a match for your skills, we encourage you to check back later.

In addition, we are always looking for talented computational biologists, Python developers and data analysts to join us. Drop us a line at rebase@colorifix.com.

Fermentation Process Assistant

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Role description:
As part of the implementation team, the fermentation process assistant will work with the fermentation specialists to provide day-to-day operations of Colorifix’s fermentation process at its facility in Cambridge, UK. The fermentation site has a microbiological lab and both pilot and full-scale bioreactors used to scale-up the Colorifix’s fermentation process and produce dye liquor which will be applied on fabrics for dyeing runs. This will involve working closely with the dye team at Cambridge site, to coordinate work across the process. The fermentation process assistant will be responsible for preparing, running, and collecting data from the fermentation runs. This includes collecting samples and carrying out analysis, along with the subsequent data analysis and report writing, ensuring that batch records are maintained for all runs. The fermentation assistant will be expected to contribute to the maintenance and efficient running of the microbiological lab and fermentation site. They will be given responsibility for specific tasks and, after training, be expected to carry them out independently e.g., media preparation, bioreactor preparation and cleaning, sampling, sample processing and support in the data analysis.

Essential skills and experience:
• BSc in biological sciences, chemistry, or chemical engineering.
• Good organisational skills. Practised in data analysis and report writing.
• Basic experience in the use of conventional laboratory equipment (e.g., centrifuge, microscope, pH meter, autoclave, spectrophotometer).
• Good communicator and flexible team player that is committed to the success of the team.
• Ability to follow standard operating procedures and continuously improve operations.
• A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in an industrial environment.

Desirable skills and experience:
• An understanding of basic microbiology techniques (e.g., aseptic technique and bacterial culture growth).
• Previous experience with fermentation upstream process.
• An attention to detail for maintaining the work environment organized.
• Experience in troubleshooting and problem solving, for both long term and quick solutions
• Development of templates for data analysis.
• Experience of keeping a digital lab book.
• Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.

Title: Fermentation Process Assistant
Reports to: Head of Implementation Division
Location: 9 Nuffield Road, CB4 1TF, Cambridge
Remuneration: £25-£30,000

Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com stating the role that you are applying for in the subject line.

Colorifix is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Embedded System Engineer

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Role description:

Love tinkering with Raspberries and Arduinos? Come join us to do what you love while helping to make a significant environmental impact for the whole planet! At Colorifix, we transform industrial dyeing into an environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and economically viable process by using cutting-edge biotech.

We currently have lots of industrial and lab equipment that needs to be hooked up to our data acquisition system. We are looking for an Embedded System Engineer to help us hack into the control boards, develop gateways and use creative approaches to collect data from various equipment, including an in-house developed fermenter.

As the first Embedded System Engineer in the company, you will also have a chance to set up and run your own prototyping space. The successful candidate will be working within the informatics department but also in close collaboration with our scientists and technicians.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development of gateways and software to talk with industrial and lab equipment
  • Development of data capture hardware
  • Development of firmware/controller for our own fermentor
  • Development of industrial instrumentation
  • Miscellaneous technical task

Role Requirements:

  • Embedded programming: C, MicroPython
  • Experience with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, M5Stack or similar
  • Control system design, PID controllers
  • Experience with industrial automation, PLC programming
  • Practical skills: soldering, PCB prototyping, 3D design and 3D printing
  • Good understanding of Unix and Windows sytems
  • Knowledge of communication protocols: TCP/IP, HTTP, websocket, RPC, ModBus, Profinet, etc.
  • Bonus: Experience with instruments for biotech, coloration or fermentation

Title: Embedded System Engineer          
Reports to:Head of Informatics
Location: Cambridge
Remuneration: £38,000 – £43,000
Holidays:  25 Days + Bank Holidays


Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com stating the role that you are applying for in the subject line.

Closing date for applications will be 14th November 2021

Colorifix is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Coloration Technician

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We are looking for a Coloration Technician for our pilot dye house in Cambridge. The Technician will gain practical experience of operating a dye house and expertise in our unique biology-based dye technology— this includes both textile coloration and industrial fermentation. The successful candidate may also be offered training which could lead to professional qualifications in this field.

We are looking for someone who is driven to learn new things and explore a real career opportunity in sustainable textile coloration. The role holder will join a diverse, interdisciplinary team and work in a fast-paced environment that brings together biotechnology, fashion, sustainability, and more.


  • Following and learning the operation (control of equipment and systems)
  • Material preparation for processing 
  • Cross train on all machines for maximum flexibility 
  • Follow all health and safety rules and regulations 
  • Monitor inventory of dyehouse materials 
  • Carry out machine operations following the production plan in a timely manner.
  • Maintain cleanliness and operation of all the machines in the production area 

Skills & Experience

  • Educated to A-Level
  • An interest in and awareness of environmental sustainability 
  • Good colour acuity/recognition
  • Interest in textiles would be an advantage but not a requirement

Who are you? 

  • You have an an open and friendly personality that works well in a team
  • You have strong communication and organisational skills 
  • You are self-motivated and have pride in your work 
  • You are able to jump into new situations and ways of working
  • You are curious and driven to learn new processes and skills
  • You are a strong problem solver and take initiative to improve processes 
  • You have good attention to detail


Please submit a CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@colorifix.com with the job title in the subject line. In your cover letter, please tell us why you’re interested in working with Colorifix and why you’d be a good fit for the role.


Colorifix is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Head of Marketing

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Purpose of the Role:
We are building a business that can help to transform the textile industry. Your job will be to make our brand lead the way in achieving this vision. We are looking for an experienced marketing professional to lead a high-impact, design-forward, and content-rich marketing strategy.

The selected candidate will work closely with senior management and our Outreach Manager to:

  • Develop and implement the global marketing and brand strategy to position our brand and build market share
  • Working with manufacturers and brands, create the B2C connection so that consumers recognise Colorifix’s offering, actively seek it, or choose our products over similar ones
  • Through search engine optimisation, advertising, and other methodologies, ensure that when a brand, manufacturer, or customer is looking for a sustainable dyeing technology, ours is the one they find
  • Create high-quality content that brings together the diverse expertise that make up our company (synthetic biology, fermentation, fashion, textiles)
  • Design and orchestrate a meaningful communications structure (social media, blog posts, newsletters, etc.)
  • Help to implement collaborative, cross-divisional processes to gather necessary information (photography, information on scientific or other technical processes, etc.)
  • Ideate and create content around education and thought leadership on topics such as biodiversity, sustainability, technology, and science communications
  • Organise and develop partnerships for a range of physical events and showcases
  • Design a new website

Who are you?

  • You have a minimum of ten years’ B2B and / or B2B2C experience, including leading teams within organisations
  • You are keen on living our brand values and bringing them to life
  • You have the strong, authentic desire to be part of a sustainable, thoughtful company
  • You are, innovative, entrepreneurial, and driven to try new things
  • You are courageous when you need to be and supportive of your team
  • You have a strong sense of aesthetics and a high standard for all content that goes out
  • You have a good grasp of social media platforms and platform management software
  • You have an ability to translate a complicated message to a wide range of audiences and communities (consumers, researchers, scientists, communities interested in fashion, sustainability, etc.)

Title: Head of Marketing
Reports to: Executive Directors and COO
Location: London or Norwich, with the possibility of some remote working
Remuneration: Competitive salary plus stock options
Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com by midnight on Sunday 19 September.

Colorifix is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


System Administrator

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We seek to hire a highly motivated SysAdmin to join our rapidly growing team. We had 5 employees at the start of last year, are now 35, and have a plan to double within the next two years. We have a lab in Norwich and are currently setting up a new site in Cambridge. We are looking for a person to bring IT expertise and establish/lead the IT Support for the growing team. An ideal candidate should be confident in implementing and managing IT infrastructure following the best practices; a jack of all trades, good at tasks from helping Joe to connect a printer to laying out a company guideline on IT security. Advantage will be given to candidates familiar with our stack or those who will convince us to change it. The successful hire will be given an option to work from home or from either of our Cambridge or Norwich sites. However, they will be asked to visit either site when required with one-day’s notice.
  • Network administration
  • Security monitoring
  • Backup management
  • Hardware setup
  • Mobile device management
  • Help-desk
  • User training
  • Hardware purchase
Our stack is
  • MacOS/iOS for user devices + SimpleMDM for device management
  • Google services for mail, domains, OAuth
  • A Linux server hosting OwnCloud for file sharing + in-house software for data collection/analysis
  • Cisco Meraki for our networks
  • AWS for backups
  • Python as a preferred language
  • GitLab for source control and DevOps
Title: SysAdmin
Reports to: Head of Informatics
Location: Visits to Norwich Research Park and Cambridge North, with possibility of remote working
Apply: Submit your CV and cover letter to rebase@colorifix.com 
Colorifix is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  

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