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Research Scientist: Colorifix – Norwich Research Park, Norwich

Colorifix is a biotechnology company that aims to bring a novel, sustainable and environmentally-friendly process to the textile dyeing industry by eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals as well as allowing for large savings in water and energy use. Colorifix has been recognized by winning awards in both synthetic biology and fashion, with full information available on our website. Our investors include Cambridge Enterprise, H&M, Primera Impact, and Sagana, whose collective backing is funding our expansion.

Role Description:

We seek to hire a highly motivated Research Scientist to join the Microbial Engineering division at Colorifix. The successful candidate will be a pivotal member of the team, supporting in the assembly of colour pathways from strain engineering through to dye characterisation on the fabric.

Skills should include strong experience in synthetic biology / molecular microbiology, biochemistry, DNA assembly, genetic engineering, optimisation of metabolic pathways, and bacterial growth curves. 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 / Attributes:

  •  High level of attention to detail.
  • Passion for science together with a ‘can-do’ problem-solving approach.
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills able to work effectively across disciplines.
  • An adaptable team player capable of working to tight deadlines and exacting standards.
  • Ability to follow and create standard protocols and record data accurately.
  • Respect for confidentiality and integrity.

Reports to: Head of Microbial Engineering

Location: Norwich Research Park, Norwich

Qualifications: Ph.D. in synthetic biology or a relevant subject and 3+ years of relevant laboratory experience.

Remuneration: Annual salary of £35,000-38,000, depending on the level of experience.

Deadline: The deadline for submission is midnight BST on 3rd October 2020.

Please submit your CV and cover letter to: APPLY HERE

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


Lio Tariman

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