TTP plc. Full-time 2021-06-29

Experimental Physicist - Microfluidics

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


We are looking for an Experimental Physicist (with a microfluidics emphasis) to join our Life Science division. At TTP, teams of scientists, engineers, and designers collaboratively solve challenging problems, deploying fundamental science in creating disruptive technologies. Our clients range from innovative start-ups to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies in Biotechnology and Life Sciences.

In this role you will be working in a hands-on experimental capacity within TTP project teams developing cutting-edge products in the Life Sciences. Your role is likely to combine experience in microfluidic systems with a deep understanding of the underlying applied physics. You could find yourself working on multidisciplinary projects ranging from biophysical characterisation of cells, biochemical/chemistry workflows within droplets, to biomolecular deposition, to name just a few of the projects at TTP.

This is a varied role that can include design, modelling, experimentation, and development. We expect that candidates will be looking to independently drive experimental activities within projects for external clients. We are looking for candidates with excellent technical and theoretical capabilities, an innovative mindset, and an enthusiasm to develop microfluidic systems enabling new products in the Life Sciences.


The essential requirements for this role are:

  • A first or 2:1 undergraduate degree in physics, or a related discipline (or equivalent qualifications). A-level or equivalent grades in subjects supporting your degree qualifications.
  • Industrial experience or an experimental postgraduate qualification with emphasis on characterisation of custom-designed fluidic systems.
  • Persistence and initiative in designing, deploying and improving your own test apparatus to investigate key system parameters.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to colleagues working in diverse fields.

In addition, experience in some of the following would be an advantage:

  • Experience in deploying theoretical knowledge and experimental data in the design of microfluidic systems.
  • Experience in droplet-based microfluidics.
  • Experience in translating biological processes and techniques within microfluidic contexts.
  • Relevant experience within the Life Sciences industry would be welcomed.
  • Experience with analysis and solving fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics problems.


  • Employer pension contribution of 12%
  • Profit related bonus
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Free lunches on site
  • An employee wellbeing and support programme
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable.

How to apply

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