TTP plc. Full-time 2023-01-24

Bioscientist - Medical Diagnostics

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


TTP’s Life Sciences team is on a mission to improve healthcare. Working at the intersection of biology, physical science and engineering we invent, design and prototype products and technologies in areas including (but not limited to) diagnostics (molecular, tissue, cellular and immuno), proteomics, DNA sequencing, cell therapy and cancer screening.

You will be involved in the core stages of technology and product development and work alongside experienced engineers, physicists biochemists and biologists to characterize and improve the molecular and cellular tasks which lie at the heart of our Life Science product and instrument development efforts. As well as bringing a range of skills in biology and biochemistry, your ability to communicate scientific concepts clearly and accurately will enable you to quickly contribute to team meetings and collaborate in an interdisciplinary manner.

This role is ideal for candidates who wish to remain largely in the laboratory while taking responsibility for driving new technology and products forward. You will contribute to cutting edge ambitious projects which require multi-disciplinary teams working together to achieve the vision we share with our clients. Your ability to deploy the right experimental planning and skills in vastly different biological workflows will allow you to widen your impact across multiple projects.

With experience, your insights and skills will enable you to grow your contributions, both in depth and in scope, and allow you to help others follow your achievements.


  • Breadth. A first or 2:1 in Biochemistry or a related discipline with a well-rounded theoretical and practical skill set across several Life Science areas. Postgraduate qualification is not required, but preferred.
  • A hands-on attitude. You enjoy putting theories to the test and devise experiments in the lab that provide solid and actionable insights. You will have significant hands-on experience in a detailed, analytical role.
  • Applied thinking. You can dissect biological questions into realistic tests and turn your experimental data into meaningful results.
  • Engagement. You are curious about the latest technologies in Life Sciences and what it takes to turn ideas into tangible realities.
  • Communication skills. You like working in diverse teams, presenting your work and seeing your contribution matter for achieving team goals.
  • Creativity. You take on new concepts and experimental challenges and pursue them with creativity and pragmatism.

This role is open to applicants at irrespective of career stages in biological sciences. Candidates with greater experience will increasingly fulfil these additional requirements:

  • Leadership. You build up a tool set of advanced methodologies and protocols that allow you to help and train others to achieve advanced levels of expertise.
  • Initiative. You take action to overcome hurdles and use your imagination to figure problems out quickly. You acquired the skills to quickly absorb new concepts and unfamiliar workflows.
  • Expertise. You are very well versed with a wide range of experimental methods and protocols and capable of mentoring junior scientists or troubleshooting when experiments get stuck.
  • Methodical. You keep accurate records, work to agreed timelines, manage resources and conform with applicable regulations.Insight. You possess the theoretical and practical know-how to draw impactful conclusions from often complex experiments and data sets.


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings on Melbourn Science Park, 10 miles south of Cambridge. We’re currently building our brand-new sustainable offices and labs in the same location.

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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