Senior Scientist


Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Reporting into the Category Research lead in the UK, this role will sit within a team of other specialists covering all facets of user & product research. The Category Research team work in partnership with the Category New Product Innovation team to drive the majority of the action at the front end of innovation. This individual will be responsible for developing and leading capability integration of perception and sensory science techniques enabling the definition and measurement of critical consumer interaction cues for Dyson products. 
Dyson is a fast paced environment with high demands on quality and novel innovation. It is known for its fresh approach to Design. The successful candidate needs to thrive under pressure, be confident with juggling priorities and happy to flex to the dynamic and agile environment that comes with Dyson’s creative approach.


  • Work continuously with the Product Mechanistics Research Manager, Head of Category, New Product Development and Research to develop a user benefit strategy built around improving the consumer experience & maximising perception cues within our products. 
  • Provide exceptional communication cross functionally (Research, NPI, Marketing and Consumer Insights) to enable rapid utilisation of insights and maximum impact for projects in line with overall scope and priorities. 
  • Responsible for planning and executing user focused research projects across a variety of briefs, leading to technical product specifications and recommendations to the design teams. 
  • Expected to quickly spot opportunity for integration of innovative research methodologies in projects and be committed to building the capability of the consumer experience team to best represent consumer requirements in market. 


  • Must have at least 5 yrs experience in a research role, ideally in multiple industries and including experience of sensory application in non-food industry.
  • Must have experience of working with remote teams and managing complex stakeholder relationships.
  • Should be experienced in both strategic development and tactical project implementation. 
  • Must be driven by continual learning, not constrained by current methodologies and be able to learn from failure.
  • Should have a working knowledge of a variety of techniques to bring out the deep mechanical and user behavioural insight needed to drive product development forward. 
  • Must have a track record of being able to simplify numerous complex data sources and behavioural learning into clear and actionable insights. 


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 02 May 2019