Material Specialist

Posted on: 04 March 2022

Company Overview

Colorifix was founded by two synthetic biologists who were developing biological sensors to monitor heavy metal contamination in drinking water in rural Nepal.

While testing these sensors in Kathmandu,  Jim and Orr began to learn about the enormous impact of the dyeing industry on water and human health; and realised that,  rather than simply monitoring the problem,  they had the tools to solve it. With some creativity and a bit of luck,  Colorifix was founded in 2016.

Job openings

We seek to hire a highly motivated materials specialist at Colorifix. The work content will involve material testing both natural and synthetic textiles. Evaluation of surface chemistry and potential modification. Skills should include experience in materials (primarily in textiles) experience in wet processing of textiles is particularly desirable
Candidates with a working knowledge of the supply chain and product requirements particularly within dyeing will have an advantage.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaising between lab and dye house
  • Provide technical information and coordinate presentations when required
  • Carry out investigations into applications of Colorifix science
  • Report and present findings

Essential skills and experience:

  • PhD in fields directly related to Materials or Surface Chemistry
  • Your personality can be described as collaborative, entrepreneurial, proactive, responsible, result-driven and flexible.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and pride in their work
  • Interest in sustainability

Title: Materials Specialist
Reports to: Head of Coloration Division
Location: Norwich Research Park, Norwich
Remuneration: £37-42,000
Holidays: 25 + BH

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

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