TTP plc. Full-time 2020-05-28

Applied Mathematician

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


TTP scientists and engineers undertake a wide variety of technology, product and process development projects. At the core of what we do is our ability to analyse complex problems and to devise, evaluate, prototype, build and test experimental solutions to client requirements. As an applied mathematician you’ll enjoy working with other scientists and engineers, helping to run calculations, explore sensitivities, build tolerance models, analyse data, to aid understanding and improve our problem solving.

At TTP we work from ‘back of the envelope’ calculations through to finite element analysis. You’ll be proficient in developing models and implementing these in variety of ways based on the need for speed, depth and fidelity. You will be able to explain your approach and supporting other consultants to engage with clients and prospects to enable rapid development of a range of exciting and complex technology projects.

The role involves working in a variety of technical fields including fluid dynamics, electromagnetics, electrostatics, thermal modelling, optics, micro-fluidics, surface chemistry, electro-chemistry, reaction kinetics, diffusion, materials and so on.


  • A PhD, first or 2:1 in applied mathematics or a related discipline
  • A hands-on attitude. You enjoy taking your theories into the lab and putting them to the test.
  • Insatiable curiosity. Whether it’s new technology or how a business makes money, you dig deep to generate valuable insight.
  • Communication skills. You enjoy collaborating and presenting your work to others and explaining why it matters to them.
  • Drive. You take on new responsibilities, seek challenging objectives, and pursue them with tenacity and pragmatism.
  • Candidates with greater experience will increasingly fulfil these additional requirements:
  • Leadership. You build collaboration by engaging with the needs and perspectives of clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders, enabling you to act in others’ interests, build confidence, and establish trust.
  • Insight. You demonstrate technical and commercial insight and the ability to apply these to development decisions, and to uncovering commercial opportunities.
  • Initiative. You take action to exploit opportunities – whether technological, commercial, personal, or otherwise – and make the most of them.


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from pleasant surroundings on our own Science Park in Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We also offer fantastic employee benefits including:

  • Employer pension contribution of 12% (+3% personal contribution)
  • Profit related bonus
  • Enhanced share purchase scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable.
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