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Our mission is to push the boundaries of complex cell analysis. Using our next generation microfluidic platform, we are making advances towards new science, unique clinical approaches, new therapies and innovative products.


See the Light! Join the Cast!

We are building an amazing team where talented people (like you) can come together to build great things.

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Meet some of the team

“I work on translating existing industry workflows onto our platform where we aim to combine high throughput and single cell resolution. Lightcast is a great place to learn from other disciplines as part of a supportive, open-minded and highly motivated team.”
Nele Dieckmann Senior Scientist
“I work on the “microplumbing” at Lightcast. This is a great place to work with very interesting technology and the best culture of any company I have worked at.”
Gareth Evans Fluidics Engineer
“As part of the biology team, my work focuses on adapting cell-based assays to a droplet environment. It is fascinating to be working at the interface between disciplines to establish the future of single cell analysis.”
Claire Murzeau Cell Biologist
“I work on the instrumentation at Lightcast where I help to develop and test new prototypes. This is a great place to work because the technology and people are fantastic, and I love being part of a multidisciplinary team.”
Sean Bourelle Physicist
“Here at Lightcast, I work on the surface and interfacial science underpinning our technology. It’s a pleasure to work here and be surrounded by brilliant, friendly people from all disciplines.”
Brook Longbottom Materials & Surface Chemist
“Working as a software developer at Lightcast, I solve challenging software engineering problems while working within a multi-disciplinary team of great people and contribute to the development of an exciting platform.”
Saygin Topkaya Software Developer
Meet the management team
Paul Loeffen

CEO

Craig Tombling

COO

Tom Isaac

Head of Development

Kathrin Herbst

Head of Biology

Matthew Wright

Head of Software

Heidi McQueen

Head of People

Jennifer Hirst

Head of Academic Program

Roger Haley

Head of IP

Hariharasudhan Kalidasan

Head of Quality & Regulatory

Vanessa Young

Financial Controller

Benefits and perks

Life doesn’t just happen at work. We offer a wide range of benefits from health and wellbeing, financial, to training and career progression opportunities. We have it covered:

  • Generous Annual leave / PTO
  • Private Medical coverage
  • Pension matching to 7%
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Share option scheme
  • Critical Illness and Life insurance
  • Enhanced family leave policies
  • Subsidized Gym membership
  • Weekly cross fit sessions
  • Employee Perks Platform
  • Wellbeing program
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Technology Scheme

Open positions

We currently have a selection of vacancies in a range of differing positions at our Cambridge based offices. Learn more about them below: