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Colorifix 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.


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At Colorifix, we engineer microorganisms that produce pigments for the textile industry. We are currently looking for a person who will lead on aspects of bioinformatics and help our scientists to optimise pigment production by the virtue of metabolic modelling. An ideal candidate would have a strong mathematical / engineering / computer science background and have experience working in a team with wet-lab scientists. The candidate will work closely with the Microbial Engineering department but will report to the Head of Informatics. We have a general vision for the project and will provide an idea-bouncing wall but the candidate should have their own ‘kung fu’ style and agenda. We don’t really like things like Windows and R; Linux/MacOS, Python and terminal are our kind of cake.

Essential skills and experience:

  • At least three year of metabolic modelling
  • Proficiency in flux balance analysis, metabolic control analysis, retrosynthesis, etc
  • Familiarity with Unix, Python

Desirable skills

  • Genome-scale gene regulatory networks modelling
  • RNA Sequencing analysis
  • Analysis of MinION data
  • De novo / reference assembly of bacterial genomes
  • Machine learning
  • Data analysis
  • Lab automation

Title: Bioinformatician

Reports to: Head of Informatics

Location: Norwich, UK. Level of remote working to be discussed.

Remuneration: Annual salary of £40,000-50,000, plus stock options, depending on level of experience.

Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com.

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 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.
  • 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.  

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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