Business Development Lead – Drug Discovery Tools


The TTP Biotech team are seeking a Business Development Lead to grow our market footprint in drug discovery and preclinical tools. 

At TTP, we are pioneers in technological innovation, driven by a mission to transform the future of life sciences. We work with leading biotech, pharma and tool providers in tackling the bottleneck in the drug discovery and development cycle, developing bespoke lab automation, high throughput screening tools, liquid handling integration, and microfluidic platforms.  

As the Business Development Lead, you’ll play a crucial role in identifying and cultivating strategic business opportunities to drive our expansion in this market. Leveraging your deep industry knowledge and network, you’ll build new connections and maintain strong relationships with existing contacts to promote our innovative product development offerings, driving the lead generation through to sales. 

You’ll work closely with our engineers and scientists, gaining insight into TTP’s deep technical capabilities to support your business development activities, and collaborate with the team to create targeted campaigns and materials that feed into your business development efforts.

You’ll also support and involve other team members in growing the market insights and mentor them through the business development journey.   


We are looking for someone who is passionate about exploring new opportunities and has a strong interest in business development. Whhile your background may be in engineering or science, what matters most is your ability to seek out new business opportunities and create viable solutions to meet client’s needs.

  • The complexity of our technical work means an excellent academic record with a minimum 2.1 degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline is required.   
  • In-depth knowledge related to developing microfluidics, high-throughput screening, assay miniaturisation, biophysical instrumentation, lab automation or other wider biotechnology fields. 
  • You follow market trends, and demonstrate capability in uncovering new business opportunities for improving the efficiency of drug discovery and development by new processes, platforms and instruments.  
  • Build and maintain customer relationships. You may already have an established network of contacts in biotech and pharma companies in the field of drug discovery and preclinical tools, if not, you are certainly interested in building one.  
  • Ability to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams.   
  • Willingness to travel internationally, about 15% of the time.  


  • Proven experience in a business development role selling professional services or technical sales. 
  • Experience in developing customer relationships.   

The above list outlines our ideal candidate, but we know some of you may not apply unless you qualify for all requirements. We believe in the power and importance of diversity, both for our community and the success of our business, so please apply if you meet most of our listed capabilities.   


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from TTP Campus, our purpose-built sustainable offices, labs and green surroundings in Melbourn, 10 miles south of Cambridge.

Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas, and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We value the collaborative culture we’ve built and see the benefit in-person interaction brings to our colleagues and the business. However, we understand the importance of work-life balance and offer freedom and flexibility in how you self-manage your working week.

Our employee benefits include:

  • Annual profit-related bonus
  • 25 days holiday
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
  • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
  • Enhanced family friendly leave
  • Life insurance worth 6x salary
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • An activities and community fund that supports healthy activities that bring colleagues together; whether it’s lunchtime squash or football, Zumba or TTP’s own rock band. Colleagues initiate new clubs and outings whenever they feel there’s something missing!
  • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable.
  • TTP is an employee-owned business operating from TTP Campus, purpose-built sustainable offices, labs and green surroundings, 10 miles south of Cambridge.

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Applying to TTP

We’re always recruiting

We never close our applications, because we never stop looking for people to join us. Our internships can be competitive though, so the earlier you apply the better.

We can sponsor working Visas

If you’re a foreign national that meets the Home Office criteria.

There’ll be a couple of stages to your interview

There are two stages to our interview process for graduates, and one stage for interns. For both of those roles, there are usually a number of one-to-one interviews with our consultants. We focus on your technical abilities and consumer awareness and use our interviews to see how you’d fit into TTP.

We hold our interviews at TTP Campus in Melbourn

On the outskirts of Cambridge. The interview process is usually around a couple of hours and it’ll include technical problem-solving style questions.

We’ll cover expenses for your interview

Which includes cost of your return travel to the interview. If you need to stay overnight in Melbourn, let us know in advance and we can organise something.

After the interviews, you’ll hear back from us in a few days

It’ll normally take a few weeks to finish the interviews, but this can sometimes take a little longer depending on how busy we are.

If you fit the criteria, we can cover relocation costs up to £20,000

But before you start, we’ll discuss this together to see if you fit the criteria.