Junior Implementation Specialist (Portugal)

Posted on: 25 October 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


Role description:
As part of Implementation team, the junior implementation specialist will work together with our customers, bringing solutions to them and helping them to establish Colorifix technology on each site. They would be involved in the fermenter commissioning, demonstration tests (fermentation plus dye) at customers’ sites and client’s training onboarding on both laboratory and full-scale fermentation plus dye processes. They would also be responsible for knowledge capturing at the full-scale production in each site, to bring back the important inputs for the new strain development scientists and dye development at Colorifix’s R&D level.
The future junior implementation specialist will be expected to travel to client’s sites and to have good communication, practical troubleshooting experience and recording skills to be able to build the bridge between Colorifix development and the customers application.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work close to customers, building strong and trustful relationships with them.
  • Share information between the Colorifix development team and the customers.
  • Assist on trials for new products and new customers onboarding, on both laboratory and industrial procedures.
  • Report to Colorifix team the trials, travel outcomes and challenges faced.
  • Assist on the troubleshooting initiatives on solving any challenges brought by the customers on the technology application.
  • Assist on training new onboarding customers on the Colorifix technology.
  • Work with the technical transfer documentation and industrial project implementation.
  • We expect you to be a team player eager to connect to fellow professionals in the various scientific competence areas within Colorifix as well as to those from external parties.

Role Requirements:

  • You are a Microbial Physiologist, Biotechnologist, Chemical or Biochemical Engineer by training, preferably at Master level or Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience.
  • You have experience with fermenter operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting at any scale.
  • Willingness to travel internationally on a regular basis
  • You have experience in working together with customers and/or people outside your organization.
  • You have experience with running fermentation (E.coli, Yeast & Fungi) process, preferably in an industrial context.
  • You have knowledge of bio-process principles such as different modes of operation, up- and down-scaling (through to pilot plant and full production), and/or bioprocess data processing.
  • Ability to work across multiple projects.
  • You have high quality standards.
  • You have a customer focus and are open to share knowledge with your colleagues.
  • You combine solid problem analysis with practical judgment and creativity.
  • Good communication skills in English are required.
  • Your personality can be described as collaborative, entrepreneurial, proactive, responsible, result-driven and flexible.
  • Full driving license and own transportation required.
  • Role open to only EU citizens.

Title: Junior Implementation Specialist
Reports to: Head of Implementation
Location: Braga, Portugal
Remuneration: €30-32,000
Holidays : 22 + BH + Birthday

Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter to stating the role that you are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is: November 10th 2022

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