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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.

Administrative Assistant

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Role description:
Colorifix is made up of people who firmly believe that sustainable practices are key to creating a balance between mankind and the earth. We are looking for a full time Administrative Assistant/Receptionist who believes in our core values for our pilot facility in North Cambridge, to help with administrative support to the growing team there and also act as point of contact for visitors, deliveries etc. and interact with all departments company wide both UK and globally. You will be reporting directly to the Administration Lead and work closely day to day with the Dyehouse Lead.
We have a unique product and process, and whilst we grow so will your role and knowledge base. Your role will be busy but diverse, including (but not limited to) reception duties, ordering and recording supplies, meeting room management, liaising with service suppliers, assisting with any day-to-day tasks as required and being the site point of contact for the offsite Administration Lead.


Administrative Duties:
● Perform stocktaking, purchase requisitions, filing, and data entry.
● Manage clerical tasks, including file management, maintaining records, handling deliveries, and managing incoming calls.
Reception Duties:
● Welcome visitors and handle deliveries.
● Answer and direct phone calls, providing excellent customer service.
Meeting Room Coordination:
● Manage diaries and schedule meetings.
● Book meeting rooms and ensure they are prepared with necessary materials and refreshments.
Travel Arrangements:
● Supervise both international and domestic travel arrangements to ensure seamless corporate travel experiences.
Recruitment Support:
● Help with the recruitment life cycle, including job advertising, resume screening, interview scheduling, and induction coordination.
Communication and Coordination:
● Facilitate communication and coordination with external vendors, contractors, and internal departments like finance, HR, and marketing.
● Maintain the organisational chart, website, and utility bills tracker accurately and up to date.
Compliance and Safety:
● Enforce NDA protocols for all visitors to the site, ensuring compliance with security measures.
● Assist the Health and Safety department by conducting weekly fire alarm tests.
Event Coordination:
● Coordinate events such as annual retreats, Christmas parties, and client/investor visits.

Desirable Skills/Qualifications:

● Educated to A-Level or equivalent.
● Proven experience in an administrative role.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), G-Suite, Slack, Adobe, and other company and role-specific software.
● Strong organisational and time management skills.
● You have an interest in and awareness of environmental sustainability.
● You have an interest in textiles and fashion.
● Ability to speak a 2nd language would be an advantage.

Title: Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Administration Lead
Contract: Permanent, Full Time (we would also consider 30hr+ per week)
Location: Cambridge
Remuneration: £24-26,000pa (FTE) depending on experience
Holidays: 25pa + Birthday + BH
Benefits: inc. pension scheme, EMI share options, employee wellbeing budget, company social events including annual retreat, free parking.

Apply: HERE

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


Health and Safety Officer

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Role Description:

The Health and Safety Officer will play an integral role in supporting the day-to-day operations across all UK Colorifix sites. The successful candidate will be required to co-ordinate, support and advise the business on all aspects with regards to Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance. To establish, and monitor standards, processes, communications, training, and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with Health and Safety across the company. The ideal candidate should be looking for a new challenge in a fast-moving, collaborative environment and has significant experience in Health and Safety that spans both laboratory and large-scale industrial situations. This exciting role will be cross-disciplinary, working with synthetic biologists, fermentation scientists, dye-house specialists, engineers, analytical scientists and informaticians.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

● Reporting to Management, act as Company Health & Safety Officer supporting the creation, implementation, development, monitoring, and review of safety arrangements at Colorifix.
● Monitoring and enforcement of compliance within Colorifix’s local safety rules and statutory safety requirements.
● Responsible for the creation, communication, and implementation of safety initiatives.
● Work with any external advisors to ensure Colorifix is working to current best practice for health and safety.
● Act as chair of the Safety Committee reporting to management and contribute towards Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) & Biological and Chemical Safety Committees
● Training research staff so that they can operate effectively and safely in the laboratory and at the pilot-plant scale of operation.
● Full in-house auditing of H&S systems, training and Colorifix sites etc.

Role Requirements:

● Holds a NEBOSH qualification and knowledge of working to ISO45001.
● Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology is desirable
● 2-3 years’ experience working in a Health and Safety role, ideally in an industrial dyeing or biotechnology company with sound knowledge of the principles of good laboratory practice and good occupational safety.
● An in depth understanding of legislation underpinning health and safety at work including the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and COSHH regulations.
● Excellent communicator and flexible team player that is comfortable working with and being the interface across different divisional teams.
● Highly organised with a strong attention to detail, with the ability to plan, design and have fixed deadlines.
● Experience of troubleshooting with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.
● Knowledge or experience of EU Health & Safety standards would be an advantage.
● Biological safety knowledge an advantage but additional training can be given.

Title: Health and Safety Officer
Reports to: CSO
Location: Cambridge and Norwich
Renumeration: £35-45,000 DOE
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 (in Norwich): On-site cafes, on-site nursery, parking

Apply: HERE

Closing date for applications is 15th June 2024

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


Head of Informatics

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Context and role description:

Colorifix has a unique operation and business model with strong R&D and production components, and with informatics permeating the company. Therefore, we like to build our own bespoke software tools to help the business run. We’re searching for an inspiring and experienced Head of Informatics to manage our talented team of software developers, data scientists, and engineers in building creative and flexible solutions that will significantly impact our business.

Informatics is a growing division at Colorifix. It is responsible for supporting R&D but increasingly now there is an emphasis for internal and customer-facing high reliability, high availability production systems. Areas of responsibility span software engineering, data analysis, hardware integration, IT and related support.

Our development team embraces agility, incorporating elements from both Agile and Shape Up methodologies. We work in short sprints followed by evaluation and improvement. Python and Vue.js are use for back-end and front-end development respectively, Python for data analysis and C/C++ for embedded systems.

GitLab is our central hub, housing our code, package and image repositories, and automated deployment pipelines through CI/CD. We operate in a mixed development environment with a focus on MacOS and Linux, and both development and production environments use Docker containerisation, for consistency and streamlined deployment.

Informatics is a multidisciplinary team in which each member specialises in a particular discipline, but we enjoy working on projects together and learning from each other. We value initiative, desire to learn and a drive for exploration. Although the whole company is growing fast, it still has a start-up vibe. We are looking for the right fit to lead the team and foster collaboration, innovation and growth.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

● Lead and motivate a diverse team of software developers, data scientists and engineers supporting R&D but also, importantly, internal, customer-facing and hardware production environments.
● Partner with stakeholders across different departments and externally to identify and address critical business needs.
● Provide technical advice and effectively communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
● Prioritise conflicting demands effectively in consultation with key stakeholders in order to manage the overall workload of the team.
● Understand and analyse complex problems, specify technical requirements and ensure that these are met through effective solutions that fit company processes.
● Anticipate and address the needs of the informatics groups so that they can maximise their productivity.
● Identify skill gaps and develop the team’s capabilities through hiring, mentorship, training opportunities, and career development initiatives.
● Champion a collaborative and supportive environment where individuals can learn from each other and thrive, in the process driving innovation by fostering a culture of exploration and continuous improvement.

Role Requirements:

● Experience leading a technical team, for instance in software engineering, data analysis, IT, engineering.
● Experience in product management.
● Expertise in at least three of the following areas: software engineering, data science, machine learning, embedded systems, electrical engineering, IT.
● Understanding of software and product development methodologies and best practices.
● Ability to communicate technical issues with non-technical and business stakeholders.
● Interest in many technical fields and an ability to learn quickly.
● Strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
● A passion for innovation and continuous improvement.


● Experience of working with production environments.
● Experience of Linux/Unix systems.
● Experience with UX.
● Experience leading and managing cross functional teams in a technical environment.
● Experience of system design, databases, and security best practices.
● Experience with data science tools and technologies.
● Understanding of Python and knowledge of common Python frameworks and libraries.
● Experience of development in a Linux environment, continuous deployment and Docker.

Title: Head of Informatics
Reports to: CEO
Location: Norwich or Cambridge but remote/hybrid is also an option
Working hours: full time but flexible
Remuneration: Competitive
Holidays: 25 + BH + Birthday
Benefits: Pension scheme, EMI share options, Life Insurance, Health Cash Plan, mental health support and employee wellbeing budget, company social events and an annual retreat

Apply: HERE

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 Here

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 apply HERE


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