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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.

Senior Lab Technician

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Role description:
The role of the lab technician will be to support the day-to-day running of the DNA assembly process within the Microbial Engineering Division at Colorifix’s R&D site in Norwich, UK. The technician will be directly contributing to the construction of DNA pigment pathways that are the basis of Colorifix’s engineered microorganisms. The technician will be responsible for carrying out laboratory tasks and organising data and samples each week to ensure smooth running of the DNA assembly process.
The role will comprise a range of molecular biology and microbiology techniques such as PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, bacterial transformation and plasmid DNA extraction, with the potential to work with automated lab equipment. The candidate will be expected to carry out tasks independently once training has been given, and on occasion may be required to work flexibly to provide support to other work processes within the team. The technician will be working closely with a team of research scientists and other lab technicians within the Microbial Engineering Division.

Essential skills and experience:
● BSc in biological sciences or relevant work experience in a biological sciences/molecular biology discipline
● An understanding of molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, miniprep)
● An understanding of basic microbiology techniques (e.g. aseptic technique and bacterial culture growth)
● Good communicator and flexible team player that is committed to the success of the team as a whole.
● Able to follow standard operating procedures and continuously improve operations in the laboratory.
● Good organisational skills with a high attention to detail.
● >3 years experience in a lab based technical role for a senior position

Desirable skills and experience
● MSc/MRes in biological sciences/molecular biology
● Previous experience with DNA assembly techniques and automated laboratory workflows
● Experience in troubleshooting and problem solving
● Experience of keeping a digital lab book
● Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams

Title: Junior/Senior Lab Technician (Microbiology)
Reports to: Head of Microbial Engineering Division
Location: Innovation Centre, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7GJ NORWICH
Remuneration: £ 24,000 to 27,000.
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: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com. Closing date for applications is the 31st August 2022

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

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Full-Stack Developer

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Role description:
Colorifix has a unique operational and business model. Therefore, we like to build our own bespoke software tools to help the business run. We are looking for a full-stack developer to join our team and help us build data and content management platforms.

You will be working in collaboration with data scientists, engineers and the implementation team to develop simple and flexible solutions for interaction with our clients and staff.

Informatics is a small but rapidly growing division at Colorifix. 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, 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 development-heavy but there will be plenty opportunities to engage with other activities of the team and contribute to how company functions as a whole.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

● Writing, documenting, testing and reviewing Python and JavaScript code
● Participating in software architecture design and advising on API development
● Writing automation scripts to support every aspect of the business
Role Requirements:

Essential
● Excellent Python skills and familiarity with ASGI frameworks and toolkits, e.g. Starlette, FastAPI, Starlite
● Experience with Python database toolkits and object relational mapping, e.g. SQLAlchemy, neomodel
● Familiarity with REST API, HTTP, Websockets
● Excellent client-side JavaScript skills
● Experience working with Vue.js and Quasar frameworks
● git
● MacOS, Linux

Desirable
● Experience with graph databases, e.g. Neo4j
● Experience working with headless content management systems

Title: Full-Stack Developer
Reports to: Head of Informatics
Location: Cambridge, Norwich with option for blended working from home
Remuneration: £50-55,000 DOE
Holidays : 25 + BH + Birthday
Benefits: Pension scheme, EMI share options, mental health support and employee wellbeing budget, company social events and annual retreat

Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com by the 10th April 2022. 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.

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Synthetic Biologist

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Role description:
We seek to hire a highly motivated Synthetic Biologist to join the Microbial Engineering division at Colorifix as a Research Scientist. The successful candidate will be a pivotal member of the team, supporting the development of new pigment-producing strains, with a particular focus on creating, characterising and leveraging genetic tools.

Skills should include strong experience in synthetic biology / molecular microbiology, biochemistry, DNA assembly, genetic engineering, optimisation of metabolic pathways and genome engineering. Knowledge in fermentation, bioinformatics, enzyme engineering, automation or analytical chemistry would be advantageous but not essential. Candidates with a working knowledge of electronic notebooks and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) will be at an advantage, but training will also be provided. The Microbial Engineering team is looking for a candidate who enjoys multi-disciplinary teamwork, taking on challenges, shows creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm, and excellent communication skills.

Essential skills and experience

● PhD in biological sciences or relevant work experience in a biological scientist discipline
● Strong background and experience in synthetic biology: modular DNA assembly techniques, design and characterisation of genetic parts, metabolic pathway construction and optimisation, etc
● Experience with CRISPR-Cas9 tools for genome engineering, CRISPRa and CRISPRi
● Experience of working with and knowledge of the physiology of a range of chassis microorganisms including Gram-negative and/or Gram-positive and yeasts (e.g. Pichia pastoris and Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
● Experience of metabolic engineering for enhanced small molecule production
● Good communicator and flexible team player who is committed to the success of team as a whole
● Passion for science together with a ‘can-do’ problem-solving approach
● Good organisational skills with a high attention to detail
● Respect for confidentiality and integrity

Desirable skills and experience
● Experience with natural product biosynthesis.
● Experience with protein engineering.
● Experience with analytical chemistry techniques.
● Experience of keeping a digital lab book.
● Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
● Previous industry experience is desirable.

Title: Research Scientist
Reports to: Head of Microbial Engineering
Location: Norwich Research Park, Norwich
Remuneration: £37-42,000, depending on level of experience
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: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com stating the role in the title

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

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Coloration Technician

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Key Duties and Responsibilities:
● Administration of all Master Shades both in sample copy and colour data.
● Visual and instrumental analysis of all shade production.
● Accurately communicate colour management to all divisions
● Assist in the general operation of the pilot dyehouse, including machine monitoring, compilation of reports,

Role Requirements:
● Expert colour vision
● 3+ years experience in colour management
● Very good knowledge and experience in instrumental colour measurement and assessment.
● Understanding of dyeing and finishing of textiles would be advantageous.
● You are highly organised with strong attention to detail, with the ability to plan, design and have fixed deadlines.
● Experience in problem-solving skills and the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.

Title: Colour Management Technician
Reports to: Head of Coloration Division
Location: Cambridge
Remuneration: 24-26k Dependant on experience
Holidays: 25 + BH + Birthday
Benefits: inc. (but not limited too), Health Cash Plan, Life Insurance, Employee Wellbeing Budget, Social Events and Annual Retreat 8% Pension Contribution, EMI Share Options

Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to recruitment@colorifix.com stating the role that you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is COB 4th September.

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.

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

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