TTP plc. Full-time 2021-02-18

Microfluidics Scientist

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


We are looking for an experienced Microfluidics Scientist to join our Life Sciences division. At TTP multidisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers and designers collaborate closely to solve complex problems and create 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 on applied microfluidics systems, developing cutting-edge products in the Lab-on-a-chip, rapid diagnostics, drug discovery and cell related workflows. This is a varied role that includes hands-on design, experimentation, and development, liaising directly with clients, and independently driving microfluidics activities for client projects. We are looking for candidates with excellent technical capabilities, an innovative mindset, and a good understanding of the commercial application of microfluidics in Life Sciences.


To qualify for this role, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A 2.1 or 1st class undergraduate degree in physics, or a related discipline (or equivalent qualifications)
  • An experimental PhD or industrial experience in a life-science-related field
  • You will be an interdisciplinary Scientist with significant experience in Lab-on-chip / Bio-MEMS / Optics or another closely related field
  • Experience with analysing and solving fluid mechanics and fluid dynamics problems
  • Comfortable with ‘back of the envelope’ calculations and discussions
  • Ability to design and build new architectures from scratch for microfluidic devices
  • Experience with prototyping approaches for microfluidics such as soft lithography, molding or glass etching

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

  • Expertise in droplet-based microfluidics
  • Experience in using COMSOL models as input to device design
  • Prior experience in workflow miniaturization for biology (cell related workflows, diagnostics, biopharma)
  • Prior experience in single-cell analysis
  • Experience within a relevant Life Sciences start-up company would be welcomed
  • Experience in related technical disciplines such as optics, electronics, instrumentation and data analysis


We offer an exceptional range of benefits, including:

  • Employer pension contribution of 12%
  • An employee wellbeing and support programme
  • 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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