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Colorifix Careers

Careers

In order to create real change in the industry, we recognise that we need to keep finding and adding new talent to our already exceptional team. Below is a list of our currently available jobs.

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

If there is not a match for your skills, we encourage you to check back later.

Front-end Developer

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At Colorifix, we engineer microorganisms that produce pigments for the textile industry. While we have a strong scientific team at the core, we complement our R&D activities with the development of software tools to assist the scientists.

We have an exciting opportunity for a front end / UI developer to join our informatics division. The job will involve designing and implementing user interfaces for a broad range of applications, including inventory and workflow management, data analysis, control of scientific/industrial equipment.At Colorifix, we foster a culture of collaboration, openness and transparent communication. We promote a balanced environment where anyone can discuss and share ideas, try new things, and have fun.

The informatics division works towards equipping Colorifix labs with cutting-edge technology for data collection and analysis. We think about how to gather data from both people and lab equipment, how to organise and analyse that data, and finally how to present it to the scientists in a meaningful way that helps provide deeper insights into their research.

We are building an in-house platform that standardises all our data models and helps us to keep track of all the data analysis steps. We now need your help to add the best possible UI experience to the platform.

Requirements

We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about both designing and implementing web user interfaces. You will be our chief UI expert leading front end development. Day-to-day activities will include:

– Gathering UI specifications from end-users
– Implementing UI for particular user activities following specifications
– Creating reusable components
– Optimising and testing UI
– Expert in UI + front end. It will be you teaching us how to do UI, not the other way around
– Experience with JS + front end libraries
– Experience or interest in Vue
– Experience with Python
– Experience or interest working with MacOS/Linux (Windows goes out of the window)
– Good DevOps practices, including proficiency in Git

Bonus requirements:

– Experience developing UI for data analysis and bioinformatics tools
– Interest in biotech
– Experience with UI testing, e.g. Selenium

 
Location: 9 Nuffield Road, Cambridge, remote work is an option
Remuneration: £45-50,000, possibility of additional incentives
We are a small team, so your work will have a big influence on the final product

 
How to apply

Send your CV and a brief cover letter outlining what kind of projects you like working on to recruitment@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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(Upstream) Bioprocess Engineer

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As part of the Implementation Team, the upstream bioprocess engineer will play an integral role in developing and commercialising the Colorifix process. The Implementation team works with a number of global dye houses (the clients) that provide services to the international fashion and textile industries. In order to integrate our technology into their existing processes, they either need to purchase and set up fermentation equipment at their facilities or use the services of local contract fermentation companies to provide them with Colorifix dye liquor. With in-house fermentation development the bioprocess engineer will be Colorifix’s lead in engaging with client engineers for the installation of Colorifix equipment. Given that this is a novel technology in this context, the bioprocess engineer will help to advise management teams of client dye houses regarding the Colorifix process their options for integrating it into their existing operations. The role will require the bioprocess engineer to work closely with other specialists within the implementation team, with backgrounds in fermentation, GM regulations and safety, as well as Colorifix’s CEO and CSO, who invented the technology.

The role will require regular travel to Europe in the immediate term which will expand to Asia over the next few years.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Postgraduate degree (Masters/PhD) in bioprocess engineering, chemical engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in bioprocess manufacturing or pilot plant environment.
  • Excellent communicator and flexible team player that is comfortable with direct engagement of commercial clients and their engineering teams (or engineering contractors).
  • Hands-on experience with upstream bioprocessing involving the use of microorganisms, that covers bioreactor commissioning, operation and control, seed train development, CIP/SIP, etc.
  • Experience of troubleshooting upstream bioprocess activities at manufacturing or pilot scale.

Desirable skills

  • Previous experience of engaging with contract manufacturing organisations (CMOs) specialising in microbial fermentation and successful delivery on manufacturing contracts.
  • Experience in transitioning process improvements from an R&D setting into a pilot or commercial manufacturing setting.
  • Experience in project management and in-direct management of multidisciplinary teams to achieve project goals (potentially with qualifications in project management, e.g., PRINCE2 or PMP).
  • Experience with preparing process and engineering data for use in life cycle assessments.
  • Experience with the use of Six Sigma to make process improvements in a manufacturing environment.

 Title: Bioprocess Engineer

Location: 9 Nuffield Road, Cambridge

Remuneration: £40-44,000, depending on experience

Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com by midnight on 10th January. Please put ‘Bioprocess Engineer’ in the subject line of your application.

 

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

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Quality Manager

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We are currently looking for a Quality Manager to join our fast-growing team. You will have at least 3 years of experience within research and development or biotech manufacturing from a compliance, process or change management background.

The purpose of the role is to provide leadership for the development of an environment focused on quality, develop and oversee control systems, evaluate the efficiency of controls and strive to continuously improve them.

As the quality manager you will be familiar with using business process management methods to discover, model, analyse, measure, improve, optimise, and automate business processes as well as ensuring that the Company’s Quality Management System conforms to customer, supplier, internal, ISO, and regulatory/legal requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide clear leadership for the ongoing development of an environment focused on quality.
  • Develop and implement a best-practice quality management system across all areas of our organisation including R&D and manufacturing.
  • Work proactively with all Directors, Managers and staff to maintain a programme of continual improvement within their areas of responsibility.
  • Lead the teams to achieve quality targets for customers and business goals.
  • Develop and implement a roadmap to achieve ISO 9001 certification.
  • Use KPIs to improve efficiency, cost and customer experience using process improvement processes.
  • Produce written reports and presentations.
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organisation.

Role Requirements:

    • Our ideal candidate will have good knowledge of quality management systems within an R&D or biotech manufacturing environment. You will have a clear track record of change management and process improvement in previous roles.

To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Quality Manager we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

      • Relevant degree in a science subject will be advantageous to your application (e.g. Biochemical Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, etc.).
      • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
      • A strong team player who is adept at problem solving.
      • Excellent change management and influencing skills.
      • Effective time management and follow-up skills.
      • Deep understanding of ISO 9001.

Title: Quality Manager

Location: 9 Nuffield Road, Cambridge, or Norwich Research Park, Norwich.

Remuneration: £32-37,000, depending on level of experience.

Apply: Please submit your cover letter and CV to Recruitment@colorifix.com by 10th January.  Please put ‘Quality Manager’ in the subject line of the application.

 

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

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Senior Fermentation Scientist (Pilot plant)

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As part of the Dye house production team, the Senior Fermentation Scientist will play an integral role in the day-to-day operations of Colorifix’s demonstration plant in Cambridge, UK. The demonstration plant seamlessly integrates Colorifix’s entire process from dye production via fermentation through to industrial dyeing and finally to fabric finishing. The Senior Fermentation Scientist will be responsible for the operation of pilot scale and demonstration fermentation systems whose products will be used by the dye team for small scale dyeing runs. The senior scientist will also be the dye house’s interface with the company’s R&D teams and be expected to lead and assist with the technology transfer of new strains and process improvements from the laboratory to pilot scale. Longer term the role may include having oversight of bench-scale fermentations systems for process development work at the Cambridge site. The role will also include the day-to-day management of junior fermentation scientists and/or technicians.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Postgraduate degree (ideally PhD) in microbiology, bioprocess development or relevant biological sciences discipline.
  • 2 – 5 years of relevant work experience in a fermentation development role, ideally at pilot scale.
  • Excellent communicator and flexible team player that is comfortable working with, and being the interface between, R&D and manufacturing teams.
  • Experience in line managing small teams made up of more junior scientists.
  • Hands-on experience with bioprocess development and optimisation ideally including the use of statistical methodologies to improve key process parameters (e.g. DOE).
  • Ability to plan, design and have oversight of experimental work to fixed deadlines.
  • Experience of troubleshooting upstream bioprocess activities at lab and/or pilot scale.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience in transitioning process improvements from an R&D setting into a pilot or commercial manufacturing setting.
  • Experience in project management and in-direct management of multidisciplinary teams to achieve project goals. 

Title: Senior Fermentation Scientist

Location: 9 Nuffield Road, Cambridge

Remuneration: £41-45,000, depending on experience

Apply: Please submit your cover letter and CV to Recruitment@colorifix.com by 10th January.  Please put ‘Senior Fermentation Scientist’ in the subject line of the application.

 

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

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Laboratory Technician

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Role description:

We seek to hire a highly motivated and flexible laboratory technical assistant to support the Dyeing team at Colorifix. Duties for a Lab Technician will include: ordering, distributing, and maintaining lab supplies, cleaning and sterilising glassware, barcoding, assessing lab activity risks; organising and setting up experiments, collecting, testing, and analysing samples; good laboratory safety practice and waste management and monitoring. A principal role will be carrying out textile and thread dyeing and colour characterization on fabric using microbes. A candidate with a knowledge of microbiology and/or interest in the colour technology of natural pigments are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: HND/HNC/BSc in Microbiology, Biotechnology; Colour Technology or other relevant subject.

Reports to: Laboratory Manager & CTO

Location: Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane, Norwich

Remuneration: annual salary of £20,000-24,000, depending on level of experience.

Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com. Please include ‘Lab Tech’ in the subject line of the application.

Deadline: The deadline for submission is midnight BST on 15th January, 2021.

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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 25, and have a plan to double within the next year. 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.
 
Responsibilities
  • 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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Microbiological Safety Specialist

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We seek to hire a highly motivated and experienced Microbiological Safety Specialist to be part of our Implementation Team, which will play a key role in client onboarding. Specifically, we are working with a number of dye houses (the clients) across Europe that provide services to the international fashion and textile industries. In order to integrate our technology into their existing processes, they need to purchase and set up fermentation equipment at their facilities, or alternatively contract fermentation companies locally to provide an outsourced fermentation service to them. Given that this is a previously unused technology in this context, and that the output will be genetically modified organisms which are then used in their existing dyeing equipment, the Microbiological Safety Specialist will take the lead in advising management teams of client dye houses on a number of areas. These include how to set up correctly and follow all necessary safety procedures as well as how to make adaptations to the plant where necessary. This person will work in tandem with other specialists from our Implementation Team, whose expertise will be in GM regulation and fermentation.

Title: Microbiological Safety Specialist
Reports to: The CTO and directors (CEO, CSO)
Location: Norwich Research Park, Norwich, or Cambridge, with frequent travel to Europe

Qualifications: Masters degree in Microbiology or Molecular Biology.

Experience: Minimum of three years in biological safety.
The Person: Excellent communicator and flexible team player. Willingness to travel regularly, with a focus on Europe in the immediate term, expanding to Asia.
Remuneration: annual salary of GBP £30,000-40,000, depending on level of experience.

Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com. Please include the job title in the subject line. The deadline for submission is midnight on Friday January 24th, 2020.

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

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