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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.

Media Kitchen Technician

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Role description:
As part of the team, the Media Kitchen Technician will play a vital role in providing a day-to-day service to the various Colorifix Research & Development teams on-site, across two sites on the Norwich Research Park, UK. The ideal candidate should be looking for a new challenge in a fast-moving, collaborative environment with a willingness to learn and the flexibility to adapt to and deal with changing exigencies. One of the primary functions of this role will involve the timely production of sterile microbial culture media for the research teams, thus requiring excellent attention to detail whilst being able to accurately follow SOPs and recipes to ensure standardisation. The Media Kitchen Technician will be responsible for the daily collection, processing and recording of biological waste streams for inactivation and disposal, alongside the collection and sterilisation of lab-ware for restocking. They will also be responsible for the maintenance and restocking of reagents and consumables across the labs, working closely with the lab manager to minimise disruption and ensure there are sufficient stocks of consumables and chemicals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

● Timely manufacture of media, sterile supplies, and antibiotic stocks for use in plates and bottled media, alongside pouring of plates
● Responsible person for collection of glassware from all laboratories for washing, sterilisation, and restocking
● Responsible person for collection and separation of laboratory waste streams for processing and disposal via the appropriate routes
● Operating autoclaves and Laboratory glass washer
● Assist with the maintenance, calibration, and servicing of laboratory equipment
● Work closely with the Lab Manager and Laboratory Operations Coordinator to maintain consumable and reagent stock levels for all laboratories
● Receive and distribute deliveries to the appropriate storage spaces
● Ensure regular turnover of clean lab coats (autoclave, wash & restock)
● Be organised and pay particular attention to housekeeping of the laboratory spaces
Essential skills and experience:
● Good communicator and flexible team player
● Organised with a hands-on, proactive approach
● Ability to repeatedly follow standard operating procedures to the correct standard

Desirable skills and experience:

● Previous laboratory experience, ideally in a similar role
● Biological degree or equivalent experience
● Ability to troubleshoot and identify bottlenecks

Title: Media Kitchen Technician
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer / Laboratory Manager
Location: Innovation Centre, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7GJ NORWICH
Remuneration: £22,000-£24,000
Holidays: 25 + BH + Birthday
Benefits: Pension scheme, EMI share options, mental health support and employee wellbeing budget,
company social events and annual retreat
Local Amenities: On-site cafes, on-site nursery, parking

Apply:Click Here

The date for applications is 30th November 2023 Colorifix is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Fermentation Technician

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Role description:

The Fermentation Technician will be part of the Fermentation Team, supporting R+D and day-to-day operations of the fermentation laboratory in Norwich. The technician will be responsible for ordering, and organising supplies, and maintaining equipment records. Assigned tasks will also include, preparation of working/master cell banks and fermentation seed trains, along with fermentor set up and sample processing (contamination checks, dry cell weight etc), all while following good lab practice. The nature of the work will mean that from time to time, this may include working over a weekend and with flexible hours. The role will involve coordinating work with other teams, therefore excellent record keeping and verbal communication skills are a necessity.


Essential skills and experience:

  • BSc in biological sciences or similar, or 1-2 years relevant work experience in a microbiological laboratory environment.
  • An understanding of basic microbiology culturing techniques and working with aseptic technique.
  • Experience in the use of conventional laboratory equipment (e.g. centrifugation, microscope, spectrophotometer, pH meter).
  • Experience of following standard operating procedures and record keeping
  • Proactive in maintaining a well-stocked, clean and tidy lab environment.
  • Good communicator and flexible team player that is committed to the success of the team.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.


Desirable skills and experience

  • Previous experience using microorganisms in a fermentation process.
  • Experience of preparing master/working cell banks or seed trains.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience of using an electronic lab book.
  • Knowledge of quality management and control measures


Title: Fermentation Technician

Reports to: Head of Fermentation

Location: Innovation Centre, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7GJ, NORWICH

Remuneration: £25,000 to £29,000 depending on experience.

Holidays:               25 + BHs + Birthday

Benefits:                Pension scheme, EMI share options, mental health support and employee wellbeing budget, company social events and annual retreat

Local Amenities: On-site cafes, on-site nursery (subject to availability), parking



Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com. Closing date for applications is the 27th November 2023


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



Business Development Lead

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Role description:
Colorifix is looking for an experienced business development professional to join their team in Cambridge. The ideal candidate will have a passion for sustainability, a strong track record in sales and an existing network within the textile industry. As the Business Development Lead, you will be responsible for expanding sales operations across international markets with a proven ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment. To achieve this, experience within the fashion and or textiles industry is essential.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
● Co-develop a growth strategy with C-level and Commercialisation Manager
● Conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs
● Arrange and lead business meetings with prospective customers
● Build long-term relationships with new and existing customers
● Manage team of UK-based Business Development Associates
● Develop a deep understanding of the company’s products and services
● Strategic planning and implementation of operational changes
● Ensure alignment with other parts of the organisation
● Discuss promotional strategy and activities with the marketing department
● Promote the company’s products and services

Role Requirements:
● Demonstrable track record (10 years +) of success in sales and business development
● Experience in sales, margins, and P&L (Profit and Loss) analyses for a wide range of products, demonstrating the ability to discern market trends and patterns effectively
● Understanding of both technology trends and traditional business approaches
● Robust professional network with key industry players internationally including Asia
● Experience working within all levels of the supply chain including Tier 1, 2 and 3
● Flexibility to travel between our Cambridge, London and Norwich sites on a regular basis
● Ability to think strategically and analyse data to inform decision-making
● Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
● Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
● A collaborative, sleeves-rolled-up, results-based kind of approach

Title: Business Development Lead
Reports to: CCO
Location: Cambridge
Remuneration: Competitive
Holidays: 25 + BH + Birthday
Benefits: Pension scheme, EMI share options, mental health support and employee wellbeing budget, company social events and annual retreat

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.


Junior Implementation Specialist - Portugal

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Role description:

As part of Implementation team, the junior implementation specialist will work together with
our customers, bringing solutions to them and helping them to establish Colorifix technology
on each site. They would be involved in the fermenter commissioning, demonstration tests
(fermentation plus dye) at customers’ sites and client’s training onboarding on both
laboratory and full-scale fermentation plus dye processes. They would also be responsible
for knowledge capturing at the full-scale production in each site, to bring back the important
inputs for the new strain development scientists and dye development at Colorifix’s R&D
The future junior implementation specialist will be expected to travel to client’s sites and to
have good communication, practical troubleshooting experience and recording skills to be
able to build the bridge between Colorifix development and the customers application.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

● Work close to customers, building strong and trustful relationships with them.
● Share information between the Colorifix development team and the customers.
● Assist on trials for new products and new customers onboarding, on both laboratory
and industrial procedures.
● Report to Colorifix team the trials, travel outcomes and challenges faced.
● Assist on the troubleshooting initiatives on solving any challenges brought by the
customers on the technology application.
● Assist on training new onboarding customers on the Colorifix technology.
● Work with the technical transfer documentation and industrial project
● We expect you to be a team player eager to connect to fellow professionals in the
various scientific competence areas within Colorifix as well as to those from external

Role Requirements:

● You are a Microbial Physiologist, Biotechnologist, Chemical or Biochemical Engineer
by training, preferably at Master level or Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of
● You have experience with fermenter operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting at
any scale.
● Willingness to travel internationally on a regular basis
● You have experience in working together with customers and/or people outside your
● You have experience with running fermentation (E.coli, Yeast & Fungi) process,
preferably in an industrial context.
● You have knowledge of bio-process principles such as different modes of operation,
up- and down-scaling (through to pilot plant and full production), and/or bioprocess
data processing.
● Ability to work across multiple projects.
● You have high quality standards.
● You have a customer focus and are open to share knowledge with your colleagues.
● You combine solid problem analysis with practical judgment and creativity.
● Your personality can be described as collaborative, entrepreneurial, proactive,
responsible, result-driven and flexible.
● Good communication skills in English are required.
● Full driving license and own transportation required.
● Role open to EU citizens only.

Title: Junior Implementation Specialist
Reports to: Head of Implementation
Location: Vila Nova De Famalicao, Portugal
Remuneration: €30-32,000
Holidays: 22 + BH + Birthday

Apply:Click here
The closing date for applications is: 31st December 2023

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


Data Scientist

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Role description

At Colorifix, data is our most valuable asset. Our scientists produce tons of it and the progress of our research depends on organising the data neatly for further analysis. We are looking for a data scientist to join our team and help us with establishing best practices in data collection, organisation and analysis. We also have many scientific questions we would like the successful candidate to help us answer with the power of statistics.

Your role will bridge between the software development team and the rest of the company. Therefore, you might expect to work in close collaboration with scientists, technicians, bioinformaticians, developers and other wonderful people.

Informatics is a small but rapidly growing division at Colorifix. Apart from providing support on the data management front, we are working on bringing the best digital tools into the company to help it run more efficiently. Each member of the team is an expert in their own field and we make our best to create a collaborative environment where everyone can work flexibly, grow into the role and learn from each other. We value initiative, a desire to learn and a drive for exploration.

Although the whole company is growing fast, it still has a start-up vibe. The role will be data-science-heavy but there will be plenty of opportunities to engage with other activities of the team and contribute to how the company functions as a whole.

Key duties and responsibilities

The exact duties of the role are flexible and will depend on the skills and interests of the individual. The duties will include some or all of the following:

  • Support the wider company with the implementation of rigorous statistical analyses: fitting models, conducting statistical tests.
  • Applying mathematical models to answer scientific questions, e.g. predicting properties of our pigments based on the existing data, optimising fermentation recipes.
  • Advising on experimental design, data collection and sampling.
  • Designing data models and database structures
  •  Data migration, cleanup and organisation
  • Building automated ELT, data analysis and visualisation pipelines
  •  Routine number crunching and report generation
  • Suggesting, testing, and building pipelines for bioinformatics tools
  •  Writing scripts in Python for automating data processing
  • Design and implement user interfaces for viewing and interacting with data
  • Manage workflows on Notion and other applications

Essential skills

  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Programming experience, ideally Python
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Desirable skills

  • Degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics, biology, bioinformatics or related discipline
  • Demonstrated expertise in database management
  • Comfortable working with Linux and MacOS
  • Experience in data management and visualisation
  • Familiarity with version control using git
  • Familiarity with basic DevOps tools for collaborative work
  • Strong Python skills
  • Familiarity with Perl, Julia, Java, MATLAB, R, Bash languages
  • Experience in analysing biological datasets
  • Experience in data-driven process optimisation and Design of Experiments
  • Experience with graph databases such as Neo4j
  • Experience in setting up and running machine learning pipelines
  • Able to build state of the art machine learning models
  • Bioinformatics experience
  • Title: Data scientist/Data Engineer
    Reports to: Head of Informatics
    Location: Cambridge/Norwich
    Remuneration: £45,000 – £55,000 DOE

    Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com. The closing date for applications is the 30th of September 2023 – Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

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


    PhD Internships (PIPS Placement)

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    We offer three month internships for PhD students undertaking a PIPS Placement. If you’re interested in our mission to make colour more sustainable for all and want to make a real impact during your three-month project, get in touch!

    Our internships occur within one of our R&D Teams. We’re looking for the following experience and interest:

    Informatics: Confident in Python and with a background in bioinformatics, bioengineering, chemoinformatics, data visualisation, or computer science.

    Coloration: Material science, biomaterials, or surface chemistry.

    Microbial Engineering: Natural products, synthetic biology, molecular microbiology, analytics, or fermentation.

    Please send a CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com


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