TTP plc. Full-time 2021-04-12

Experimental Physicist - Cellular Highways

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


Cellular Highways is building the next generation of cell sorter instruments for cell therapies, cancer treatment and other biotech applications. With our invention of a new microfluidics sorting technology, vortex actuated cell sorting (VACS), we can reduce the cost and complexity of cell sorting and achieve far greater throughput than existing platforms. Our aim is to make cell sorting accessible to every laboratory as well as enabling new clinical applications.

We are a spin-out company from TTP plc (The Technology Partnership) an established technology consulting firm with a successful track record of launching new businesses with disruptive technologies.

Are you looking for an exciting role in a life science devices start-up?

If you are the sort of tenacious individual who gets their kicks from battling challenging, practical physical problems and delights in seeing technology spring into life, this role will suit you. We are open minded about your current career background but envisage this role will suit an ambitious, recent PhD graduate, or a first-degree graduate with additional practical experience, looking for their first position in industry or perhaps seeking to rapidly expand their horizons beyond a first early career position.

We are looking for a highly motivated experimental physicist, with a passion for practical, hands-on development, a solid background in physics, and an enthusiasm to learn more. You will work in close collaboration with our multidisciplinary team to create solutions which are far greater than the sum of their parts. We require excellent teamwork and communication skills, as well as attention to detail, reliability and quality awareness to deliver a world-beating performance in our products.

Your time will be spent designing, building, testing and analysing data from our prototypes, including sub-systems and experimental rigs. The role will start with a particular focus on investigating and improving optical measurement systems as well as their control and automation.


To qualify for this role, you must have:

  • PhD or a good degree in physics from a respected university
  • Good general knowledge of physics, strong experimental skills and familiarity with laboratory instrumentation

Additionally, familiarity with any of the following would be desirable:

  • Experience in designing, setting-up and testing experimental optical rigs
  • Experience in building electronics and software for control of experiments and analysis of data
  • Experience of mechanical or fluidic simulations
  • Experience of microfabrication: designing, building and testing MEMS devices


We offer fantastic employee benefits including:

  • Employer pension contribution of 12%
  • 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.

How to apply

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