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Head of Hair Care Research


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is a global pioneer in Hair Care appliances and innovation. Our shared philosophy is to solve the problems that others chose to ignore, and this has led to a product category that includes the Supersonic, Airwrap and Corrale. These breakthrough products are underpinned by a deep understanding of hair science, research, performance testing and technology.

About the role

The Head of Research will inspire people to think differently about hair science and push the boundaries on our understanding of this. Through an inclusive approach, you will grow the potential of our research capability, enabling diverse teams to successfully collaborate and innovate to develop our future strategies and new product innovation in hair care.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee our fundamental hair science and research program, both internally and through our external partners

  • Develop our Hair Care capability, including fundamental understanding, evaluations, science (Methods and claims) and connection with user trials

  • Contribute to category strategy and range plans

  • Role model Dyson’s values to lead specialist research teams and grow their potential

  • Responsible for the inclusion and wellbeing of your people, nurturing them to be the best version of themselves.

  • Lead on the recruitment and associated people development plans for your teams

  • Represent Dyson as the Subject Area Leader internally and externally as required

About you

Skills and Experience:

  • Qualifications in related science or engineering field

  • Significant experience in hair or personal care consumer product development

  • Familiarity with global e.g. US/EU/China/APAC regulations overseeing various categories of consumer care products will be a significant advantage

  • Experience with collaborative translational research programs including working with advisory boards, industry or academic partners would be an advantage

  • Leadership of significant teams of technical specialists and ability to leverage their differences and potential based on an inclusive approach to people management.

  • Evidence of Global working in complex R&D organisations


Financial benefits:
• Performance related bonus
• Company paid Life Insurance
• Discounts on Dyson machines
• Competitive pension scheme
• Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

Lifestyle benefits:
• 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
• Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
• Free on-site parking
• Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

Health benefits:
• Private Medical insurance for all employees
• Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
• Digital GP and prescription service
• On-site gym


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.