Technical Project Leader – Cell & Gene


Join a pioneering team at the forefront of Cell & Gene product innovation! TTP is a collaborative consultancy driven by a passion for cutting-edge product development and we’re seeking an experienced Technical Project Leader to spearhead our technically challenging, multi-phase, development projects.

You’ll be joining the Cell & Gene team who develop bespoke, innovative hardware solutions in the field of cell and gene therapies. We combine biology, engineering, and physical sciences to develop ground-breaking solutions such as scalable manufacturing systems to help fight cancer. You’ll be involved in the full product development lifecycle, from requirement capture to delivering prototypes ready for manufacture. We’re truly interdisciplinary – you’ll be working closely with life scientists and engineers to realise the projects.

As a Technical Project Leader you’ll take full ownership of a project, from mananaging the client relationship to the project delivery. You ensure we’re delivering technical brilliance. At TTP you’ll always have the opportunity to remain hands-on, you enjoy leading teams, as well as being part of the team.

You’ll also have the opportunity to propose and develop entirely new technological and commercial offerings. Your experience working within Cell & Gene will have given you deep market and technology insight and will enable you to uncover valuable new business opportunities and even new areas of technology for us.


We’re looking for someone who can independently lead large, multi-disciplinary project teams, working at the interface of biology and engineering.


• A technical specialist in an area that is translatable to the Cell and Gene field.

• Able to lead and shape high-pressure and always evolving projects.

• Able to act as coach, advisor, interpreter, advocate and confidant for the client.

We expect you will bring:

  • Experience leading complex technical projectsin the cell & gene or wider biotechnology field.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage timelines, budgets, and resources effectively.
  • Business development expertise or experience of developing customer relationships.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams.
  • An excellent academic record with a degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.

Inclusion and Diversity

Our business revolves around collaborating with one another to tackle genuinely hard problems. Equality and diversity in the workplace are some of the most challenging problems facing society. We can’t profess to be perfect in this regard or to yet have all the answers. But we continuously strive to do better, and we fundamentally believe in the power and importance of diversity – both for our community and for the overall success of our business.

We, therefore, encourage applications from all individuals. Whatever your background, whatever your identity: we would love to hear from you.


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from TTP Campus, purpose-built sustainable offices, labs and green surroundings, 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.

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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.