TTP plc. Full-time 2021-11-09

Mechanical Engineer (PhD Graduate)

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


If you’re a current or recent PhD student looking to make a real-world impact TTP may be your next logical step.

TTP’s collaborative Health Tech team of engineers, scientists and designers is looking for a mechanical engineer to join them in developing inventive products and technologies to transform what healthcare offers patients today.

Your work will include, but not be limited to, inventing ways surgeons will operate on patients in the future, developing cutting-edge solutions for challenges in eyecare and developing smart implantable technologies.

Our work in medical technology is extensive; from drug delivery development and digital health platforms to active implantable devices, gene editing and diagnostic technologies that are so essential today. We work on these technologies for our clients, global key players as well as ambitious start-ups. To get an idea of our work please have a look at the ventilator TTP developed for the government at the start of the COVID pandemic:

You will shape the role based on your experience so far and personal goals. Besides conquering technical challenges in multi-disciplinary project teams, the role offers the opportunity to start leading projects very quickly, build strong client relationships and to develop your industry insight to grow whole new areas of business. You will be supported in your career development by an internal development coach.

Our working culture is collaborative, entrepreneurial, and actively encourages you to develop and broaden your expertise. You will be free to work autonomously, take initiative to explore skunkworks projects and make an impact from day one.


  • A 1st or 2.1 degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Evidence of experimental research during your PhD and an active interest to work in industry
  • Strong problem-solving skills – you take an analytical and structured approach to solving complex technical problems – and enjoy it!
  • Insatiable curiosity - we want people who love to learn and get to the heart of a problem
  • Effective communication skills and a collaborative nature - you enjoy collaborating and presenting your work to colleagues and clients
  • Drive and ambition: You like taking on new responsibilities, seeking challenging objectives, and pursue them with tenacity and pragmatism.


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, purpose-built, sustainable offices and labs in the same location.

We offer employee benefits such as your usual 25 days holiday, private medical insurance (incl. dependents), cycle to work scheme, plus:

  • Generous annual profit-related bonus
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Free lunch and all-day fresh fruit, snacks and hot and cold drinks
  • Life insurance up to 6 times salary
  • Enhanced family friendly maternity and paternity leave
  • Our activities and community fund 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!
  • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

How to apply

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