Product Development Scientist at TTP Labtech

Cambridge, United Kingdom Job closes: 16-Aug-2017 1:00 CEST

TTP Labtech is looking for an experienced Scientist to help develop new sample preparation technology that will enable emerging methods of determining biomolecular structures.

Based near Cambridge, UK, TTP Labtech is a global supplier of innovative products for accelerating drug development, combining the best science with first-rate engineering. We design and manufacture a wide range of liquid dispensing equipment, sample management systems and fluorescence detection instruments. As part of the TTP Group, Europe’s leading technology development company, TTP Labtech enjoys an enviable reputation for innovation,reliability and quality.

The successful candidate will help shape the development of a range of new products as a key member of the development team. Responsibilities will include:

o Understanding product requirements through collaboration with structural biology customers

o Communicating customer needs and specifications to design engineers, research physicists and software developers

o Assisting with testing of rigs and prototypes to determine critical process parameters

o Planning and running experiments, analysing results and preparing summary reports

o Characterising the performance of development prototypes

o Managing placements with customer development partners, including training, analysis and interpretation of customer data and providing feedback on the customer experience to the development team

o In the medium term, engaging with early customers to provide applications advice

o Advising on the direction of further development as a product expert

o Preparing written material for marketing, such as posters and applications notes

Throughout the product lifecycle, you will be working as a member of a multidisciplinary project team, with increasing product management responsibilities. Some foreign travel will be required, visiting customers and attending conferences and exhibitions. The position is based at our campus near Cambridge, UK so UK-based applicants are preferred.

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

o A 1st or 2:1 degree in a biological science from a leading university. A PhD qualification in a relevant field is strongly preferred, although equivalent experience will be considered.

o At least 3 years’ experience in a structural biology research environment

o Good understanding of the behaviour of protein molecules

o Good wet laboratory experience and investigative/analytical skills

o Familiarity with protein crystallography and current trends in determining protein structures

o Creative thinking and logical problem solving

o Ability to analyse complex technical data

o First class verbal and written communication skills, fully proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

o Organised, self-motivated and a good team-worker

In addition, experience of the following would be beneficial:

o Understanding of material science and physical processes Experience with handling of cryogenic samples

o Experience of working in a commercial environment including interaction with customers

The rewards:

In addition to competitive salary and benefits, the successful candidate will enjoy the satisfaction of creating new technology, for developing the drug therapies of tomorrow.

TTP Labtech encourages an entrepreneurial culture with a light-weight management style and individuals are encouraged to drive the direction of their own work. The business is owned by employees and ex-employees so staff can share in the success of the company through share ownership plans as well as profit-sharing schemes.

If interested, please apply to and include a cover letter with the application

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Product Development Scientist at TTP Labtech