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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.

Quality Manager

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Role description:
We are currently looking for a Quality Manager to join our fast-growing team. The role will be based at our Cambridge site but will require frequent travel to our Norwich HQ. The successful candidate will have at least 5 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
Reports to: CTO
Location: Cambridge, UK
Remuneration: £35-44,000, 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.


Coloration Trainee

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Coloration Trainee for our pilot plant in Cambridge. The trainee will gain practical experience of operating a dye house, become an expert in our unique, biology-based dye process, as well as follow an education path leading to a recognised qualification in the textile industry. The trainee will work on-site at our Cambridge Dye House with day release to complete the Foundation Textile Colouration Certificate (1-year course) through the Society of Dyers & Colourists (SDC).

Colorifix is proud to be working with the SDC as our training provider. The SDC is the U.K.’s leading educational organisation offering courses and qualifications in colour, especially in textiles. It is also a global membership organisation and a centre for networking and community engagement. The SDC’s training and resources provide the opportunity for lifelong career development for those working with colour.
Future prospects
After the 12-month traineeship, the candidate will have the opportunity to continue working in the dye house while progressing to the next levels of qualification:

  • Textile Colouration Certificate (2-year course)
  • Associate of the SDC certification (3-year course)
  • If completed, over six years, the trainee will become an Associate of the Society of Dyers & Colourists— an internationally recognised professional qualification equivalent to a U.K. bachelor’s degree.


  • Following and learning the operation (control of equipment and systems)
  • Material preparation for processing
  • Cross train on all machines for maximum flexibility
  • Follow all health and safety rules and regulations
  • Monitor inventory of dyehouse materials
  • Carry out machine operations following the production plan in a timely manner
  • Maintain cleanliness and operation of all the machines in the production area

Skills & Experience

  • Educated to A-Level
  • Interest in and awareness of environmental sustainability
  • Good colour acuity/recognition
  • Enthusiasm for being part of a team
  • A desire to continue education with an alternative route to degree level

Personal Qualities

  • An open and friendly personality that works well in a team
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Self-motivation and pride in their work
  • Willingness to learn new processes and skills
  • Adaptable to new situations and new ways of working
  • Good attention to detail

Title: Coloration Trainee
Report To: Dyehouse Manager
Location: Cambridge, UK
Salary: £15,500
(increasing to £16k after 6 months and successful performance, subsequent increases based on qualifications achieved)
Hours: 40 hours per week including training and studying
Duration: 12 months minimum
Expected start date: Between June-August 2021
Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruiting@colorifix.com. Please include the job title in the subject line. In your cover letter, tell us why you’re interested in the role and why you think you’d be a good fit. For guidance, refer specifically to the skills, experience, and personal qualities outlined in the job description.

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




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  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.


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.

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


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