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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.

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.

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Head of Informatics

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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 lead 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 small but 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 with R or Perl used for data analysis as needed, and dedicated languages 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.

Each member of the team is an expert in their own field and we do our best to create a collaborative environment where everyone can work flexibly, grow into the role and learn 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 both R&D but also, importantly, internal, customer-facing and hardware production environments.
● Partner with stakeholders across different departments to identify and address critical business needs.
● Analyse complex problems, design and implement solutions, and make sound technical decisions.
● Provide technical advice and effectively communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
● Provide strategic direction for the Informatics division, aligning its goals with the broader company vision.
● Champion a collaborative and supportive environment where individuals can learn from each other and thrive.
● Develop the team’s capabilities through mentorship, training opportunities, and career development initiatives to drive innovation by fostering a culture of exploration and continuous improvement.

Role Requirements:

Essential
● Experience leading a software development team and corresponding understanding of software development methodologies and best practices.
● Experience of working with production environments.
● Understanding of Python and knowledge of common Python frameworks and libraries.
● Experience of development in a Linux environment, continuous deployment and Docker.
● Experience with REST API, HTTP, Websockets
● Good communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire others.
● Strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
● A passion for innovation and continuous improvement.

Desirable
● Experience leading and managing cross functional teams in a technical environment.
● Deep knowledge of system design, databases, and security best practices.
● Experience with data science tools and technologies.

Title: Head of Informatics
Reports to: CEO
Location: Norwich or Cambridge but remote/hybrid is also an option
Remuneration: £Competitive (DOE)
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.

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Executive Assistant (Portugal)

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Role description:
We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic full-time C-Level assistant to join our growing team to support the Chief Commercial Officer in a fast-paced and ever-evolving environment. Acting as their gatekeeper you will have excellent time management and communication skills and be able to act without guidance. 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) …

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

● Diary and inbox management
● Travel arrangements – direct and via agent
● Some liaisons with legal teams
● Point of contact for execs, team, clients, and partners
● Collation and formatting of information for internal and external presentations
● Other ad hoc administrative duties e.g. expense claims, meeting minutes, catering arrangements

Essential Skills:

● Excellent English, reading, written and spoken
● Previous, recent, experience in a similar role
● Office365, Calendar and Mail Client skills as well as adaptable to company-specific software
● Flexible approach to working hours (when needed)

Desirable Skills:

● An interest in and awareness of environmental sustainability
● Previous exposure to the fashion or textiles industry
● Any other spoken languages
● Occasional travel nationally and internationally

Role open only to EU citizens or those with a visa to work in Portugal.

Title: Executive Assistant
Reports to: Chief Commercial Officer
Location: Jesufrei, Vila Nova De Famalicão, Portugal
Remuneration: €26,000pa
Holidays: 22 + BH + Birthday
Benefits: Lunch Vouchers

Apply: HERE

The closing date for applications is 31st May 2024

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

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Fermentation Scientist

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Role description:

The Fermentation Scientist will be part of the Fermentation Team, supporting R+D and day-to-day operations of the fermentation laboratories. Responsibilities will include:

● Running of bench-top and multi parallel fermentations (Ambr250)

● Aiding in the planning of Fermentation work and associated activities.

● Helping the planning and design of experimentation – in conjunction with Lead and Senior Fermentation Scientist, ensuring appropriate process parameters are set and adhered to.

● Data/experimental review – Ensure experimental data is complete, accurate and contemporaneous and that any deviations from plans are investigated and corrective and preventative measures are communicated, identified and acted upon

● Data interpretation – Utilise multiple data sets to come to definitive conclusions from experimental data. Aid in review of data presented from team and advise/correct accordingly

● Presentation of data – Ensure coherent results, conclusions and recommendations for future work

● Troubleshooting – Identify any areas that require troubleshooting – equipment, process and/or planning

● Part of multi-disciplinary team – Attend meetings and feedback/present as required

● Maintain appropriate records i.e. HR, Quality, Inventory etc

● Help audit areas as appropriate and define improvement plans

● Ensure equipment is fully maintained and workspace is clean, tidy and ordered and equipment inventory is up to date.

● Be appropriately trained for the role and are maintain up to date training records

● Ensure SOPs are complete, correct and up to date

The role will involve coordinating work with other teams, therefore excellent record keeping and verbal communication skills are a necessity. The nature of the work will mean that from time to time, this may include working over a weekend and with flexible hours.

Essential skills and experience:

● BSc in biological sciences, chemical engineering or similar

● 2-3 years relevant work experience in a laboratory environment

● Hands-on experience of running fermentations.

● An understanding of 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

● Experienced in data processing and management and in reporting of results to wider team

● 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

● Experience of running an Ambr250 system

● Experience of data analysis by R or similar

● Experience of DOE experiments and software

● 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 Scientist
Reports to: Head of Fermentation
Location: Innovation Centre, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7GJ, NORWICH
Remuneration: £37,000 to £42,000 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 apply HERE.
Closing date for applications is the 28th May 2024

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Procurement and Supply Chain Manager (Portugal)

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Role description:
The business has grown over the last 8 years from an R&D stage to our current scale-up stage and with that growth, we need a supply chain expert with the end-to-end knowledge who can help our supply chain process to evolve in line with our increasing customer demands. Based at our Portuguese offices the Procurement and Supply Chain Manager will help establish relationships and robust processes for how we source, receive and ship a broad range of inputs and finished products. In terms of procurement, it spans from components for our fermentors to ingredients for the food that we feed microorganisms used in our dyeing processes. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in selecting and managing regional logistics partners for inbound and outbound – whilst at the same time working internally to align solutions for the different areas of our business. It is essential that along with the requisite experience, this person also brings a self-starting attitude, is comfortable working many fronts and can effectively drive things to completion.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with all areas of the business to design and roll out a supply chain strategy for all areas of inbound/outbound logistics, strategic sourcing and supply chain operations
  • Finding new international suppliers for a variety of components and ingredients for our products
  • Establishing partnerships with 3PLs to help with storage and shipment of fermentors and biological feed materials
  • Working with finance to help understand custom requirements when products are shipped globally
  • Scheduling in line with the company’s growth production plan
  • Playing a hands-on role in all areas of the global supply chain
  • Skills and experience:

  • 10+ years in an end-to-end supply chain role – with experience designing and implementing supply chain processes
  • Strong understanding of logistics – inbound, outbound and warehousing
  • Experience sourcing, contracting and managing 3rd party logistics providers
  • The ability to design and monitor strategic KPIs focused on OTIF metrics
  • Previous start-up experience would be beneficial
  • Marine Cargo insurance knowledge would be advantageous
  • Accredited to IoSCM standards or equivalent is desirable
  • Must be able to communicate well in Portuguese and English
  • An existing right to work in Portugal/EU is required for this role.

    Title: Procurement and Supply Chain Manager
    Reports to: CCO and COO
    Location: CFX Portugal, Vila Nova De Famalicao
    Remuneration:   €35-43,000 depending on experience
    Holidays: 22 + BH + Birthday
    Other Benefits: Share Options etc.
    Apply: HERE

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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.

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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.

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