TTP plc. Full-time 2021-11-25

Consultant - Biophysics

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


Biophysicists at TTP work at the interface of physics, engineering, and biology , helping to deliver new products and processes that empower users to better understand and harness biology. As part of TTP’s Life Science group, you will work with clients ranging from innovative start-ups to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies in Biotechnology.

We are particularly interested in candidates with backgrounds in microfluidics and microfabrication/MEMS. You will leverage your experience to design and develop miniaturised technologies in point-of-care diagnostics, single cell analytics and pharmaceutical discovery. You will deploy your technical skills to solve complex new problems through skilled experimental and analytical work, learning from and sharing your knowledge with the multidisciplinary team working alongside you.

At TTP, you will have the opportunity to lead projects and drive experimental activities, while developing your skills in experimental design, system modelling, product development, and colleague and client collaboration. There will be frequent liaison with TTP’s in-house microfabrication facility as you guide projects from concept stage through to pilot and larger scale manufacture. As you grow into the role you will have the freedom to propose and develop entirely new technological and commercial offerings - with experience, your combination of increasing market and technology insight will enable you to uncover valuable new business opportunities and even new areas of business.


As an ideal candidate your skillset will likely combine a number of the following:

  • Prior experience in development of microfluidic or MEMS systems with a deep understanding of the underlying physical and chemical principles
  • An excellent academic record, with a first or 2:1 undergraduate degree in Physics, Chemistry or Bioengineering, plus an experimental PhD in a relevant field, such as biophysics, fluidics or MEMS.
  • Solid theoretical reasoning across a broad technical background alongside a “hands-on” attitude to problem solving.
  • Process development and/or materials research in a microfabrication setting.
  • Experience generating and applying results from computational models to experimental Life Sciences systems (e.g. Multiphysics modelling using COMSOL).
  • Good communication skills and a collaborative nature to work effectively in multi-disciplinary project teams, and communicate regularly with clients
  • A curiosity for commercial trends in the Life Science industry.
  • Some knowledge of translation of biological techniques, or experience within the Life Sciences industry would be beneficial.


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 offer fantastic employee benefits including:

  • Annual profit-related bonus
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Free lunch on site
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Discounts on local sports facilities and theatre
  • Activities and community fund
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

How to apply

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