TTP plc. Full-time 2021-12-08

Graduate Electronics Engineer - 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 well-funded biotech start-up?

We are looking for an ambitious highly motivated graduate level electronics engineer with a passion for hand-on technical development to join our expanding team. If you have an affinity for working at the interface where electronics hardware, firmware and software meet in a complex, embedded systems, this will be an ideal role for you. The electronic control and signal processing sub-systems in our products utilise a wide range of technologies, including FPGAs, embedded ARM (STM32) microprocessors and graphics processing engines (NVIDIA) to meet the demanding requirements of our cell sorter products. You will have opportunities to develop skills and experience in all these areas limited only by your own interests, drive and motivation.

As well as top-class technical aptitude, the right candidate will also possess broad, natural curiosity and strong inter-personal skills required to flourish within a strong, multi-disciplinary team. Our team comprises experts in diverse fields including optics, microfluidics, mechanical engineering, bio-tech and software and you will enjoy working collaboratively to apply your electronic engineering skills alongside them to solve the key challenges of our application. You will relish the opportunity that we can offer to take on real ownership and responsibility for key aspects of our product design. You will enjoy problem solving and “getting your hands dirty” as you bring your electronics hardware designs to life. If you don’t know which end of a soldering iron gets hot, you probably shouldn’t apply! But if you are the sort of person who does your own “maker” projects with Arduinos, Raspberry Pi’s etc and maintains your own Git Hub for fun, we’d love to talk to you!


To qualify for this role, you must have:

  • An excellent academic background with a recently awarded / predicted, top-class degree from a leading university which covers electronics engineering, ideally with some embedded software topics too;
  • Aptitude and practical appreciation for hardware design, testing and debugging for digital and analogue electronics;
  • Appreciation of programming embedded processors, using C or C++, and familiarity with using protocols such as SPI or I2C to interact with peripherals such as sensors and electromechanical systems;
  • Awareness of good hardware and software development practices and a desire to rapidly develop the skills and knowledge to apply these principles to real product design;
  • Ambition to work in advanced medical technology development.

Additionally, any the following would be desirable:

  • Awareness or experience of using CAD for schematic design and PCB layout and good understanding of a typical PCB manufacturing process;
  • Awareness of FPGA technologies and how to design, programme and test FPGA applications using hardware description languages such as Verilog or VHDL;
  • Familiarity with programming in high level programming and scripting languages, particularly Python, as part of your toolkit of technical skills;
  • Experience of working as part of a technical development team.


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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