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Senior Research Assistant: 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 recognised 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 senior research associate to join the microbial engineering division at Colorifix. The role will be to support the team in the assembly of colour pathways and strain engineering through to dye characterisation on the fabric.

Skills should include experience in: synthetic biology / molecular microbiology, DNA assembly, bacterial growth curves, PCR and molecular microbiology (bacteria and / or yeast). Experience of the genetic manipulation of bacteria, bioinformatics or automation 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.

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.


  • BSc/MSc (or equivalent) in synthetic biology or a relevant subject and 3+ years of relevant laboratory experience.

Deadline: Midnight on 2nd August, 2020.

Remuneration: Annual salary of £30,000-35,000, depending on level of experience.

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

Please submit your CV and cover letter HERE.


Lio Tariman

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