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.
As part of Implementation team, the Process Development Scientist will work closely with the new strain development scientists and the implementation specialists to develop the fermentation upstream processes. They would be responsible for giving the necessary information to build up the bridge between the lab-scale and the full-scale fermentation. The fermentation suite comprises of both bench-scale and full-scale bioreactors (from 1L to 250L). This series of bioreactors will be used to characterise Colorifix’s engineered microorganisms and produce dye liquor which can be quantified for specific pigments and/or applied on fabrics for small and big scale dyeing runs. In this role, the process development scientist is going to be responsible for testing new strains, checking for reproducibility, scalability, and opportunities for productivity increase, ensuring that workflow records are maintained for the whole of process development. The process development scientist will be expected to contribute to experiment design, data analysis, maintenance and efficient running of the fermentation suite.
Title: Fermentation Process Development Scientist
Reports to: Head of Implementation
Location: 9 Nuffield Road, Cambridge, CB4 1TF
Holidays : 25 + BH
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