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[Apply by 30 Nov 2018] Colorifix - Computational Synthetic Biologist

Colorifix is a startup bringing novel, sustainable and environmentally friendly processes to the textile dyeing industry to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals, and also give large savings in water and energy use. Colorifix has been recognised by winning awards in both synthetic biology and fashion with our technology on public display in the Victoria and Albert museum’s Future of Fashion section of the Fashioned from Nature exhibition.

Title: Computational Synthetic Biologist

Role description:

We seek to hire a highly motivated computational synthetic biologist to lead bioinformatics and computational analysis at Colorifix. The work flow includes genetic pathway identification through to the dye characterization on fabric. Relevant experience should ideally include: DNA sequence analysis, gene expression analysis and tool development for genetic circuit design and optimisation. Colorifix is establishing paperless Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) labs, therefore experience in these areas will be an advantage. 

 Report To: CEO and CSO

Location: Norwich Research Park, Norwich 

Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in synthetic biology or a relevant subject.  

Remuneration: annual salary of GBP £45,000-65,000, depending on level of experience.  A stock option scheme will be made available in which the successful candidate will be able to participate.



Please submit your CV and cover letter to  Please include the job title in the subject line.



The deadline for submission is midnight on Friday November 30th.



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

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