TTP plc. Full-time 2022-02-22

Senior Automation and Robotics Engineer

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


We are looking for a talented and versatile Senior Automation and Robotics Engineer to join a new, ambitious venture within TTP creating novel solutions for cell therapy manufacture.

Therapies that treat cancer by re-training the patient's own immune system are coming to market in very small numbers, with over a thousand in the trials pipeline. Giving patient access to these requires a revolution in manufacturing and process automation. We are currently developing breakthrough technologies to enable this step-change and bring cell therapies to all who need them.

This is a varied role that will include architecting, designing, testing, and improving processes, instruments and systems. You will be working in multidisciplinary teams of Life Scientists and Engineers with a passion for solving worthwhile problems.


To succeed in this role, you will be able to demonstrate the following: 

  • A strong academic background in Engineering, Electronics, or Software 
  • Deep skills in generating system architectures, ideally gained through previous experience in manufacturing system or special purpose automation machines.
  • Strong development skills in manufacturing and/or process automation software
  • Even more ideally, this experience would have been gained within a GMP bioprocessing environment.
  • Whatever your deep technical skills, you must be able to work effectively with others to fill in the gaps and collaborate openly and pragmatically.
  • Ability to assimilate loose and changing requirements and turn them into elegant and robust schemes that you will be willing to adapt as things evolve. 
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work with an innovative, start-up mentality but with precision and diligence. 

Inclusion and Diversity

Our business revolves around collaborating with one another to tackle genuinely hard problems. Equality and diversity in the workplace are some of the most challenging problems facing society. We can’t profess to be perfect in this regard or to yet have all the answers. But we continuously strive to do better, and we fundamentally believe in the power and importance of diversity – both for our community and for the overall success of our business.

We, therefore, encourage applications from all individuals. Whatever your background, whatever your identity: we would love to hear from you.


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 sustainable offices and labs in the same location.

Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas, and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We value the collaborative culture we’ve built and see the benefit in-person interaction brings to our colleagues and the business. However, we understand the importance of work-life balance and offer freedom and flexibility in how you self-manage your working week.

Our employee benefits include:

  • Annual profit-related bonus
  • 25 days holiday
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
  • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
  • Enhanced family friendly leave
  • Life insurance worth 6x salary
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • An activities and community fund that 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!
  • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable.

How to apply

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