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Laboratory Test Technician


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us
Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

About the role
The successful candidate will join the Personal Care research team helping to develop new product opportunities by assisting the research scientists and engineers with experimental investigations to measure prototype performance.
Working in an upstream research team will require the candidate to be familiar with testing early-stage concepts and assisting the research teams with highly speculative investigations. 
This is a lab-based role; knowledge of laboratory equipment and the ability to carry out routine technical tasks accurately is desired, ideally with a background in the health & beauty sector. 
As a technician, there is the requirement to demonstrate high levels of focus and attention to detail. 

Demonstrable experience of working in a laboratory environment and ownership of equipment (including maintenance and calibration) is necessary. Demonstrated experience of lab management duties is advantageous.

Key Responsibilities

  • Following SOPs across a variety of Personal Care product types.

  • Carrying out and recording the results from internal performance test

  • Methods (e.g. styling performance tests)

  • Highlighting and implementing improvements to Test Methods and Lab

  • Processes.

  • Managing multiple test briefs simultaneously.

  • Ensure records of all work are accurately maintained and up to date.

  • Maintain a good standard of housekeeping within the Laboratory and

  • Development areas.

  • Produce high quality test reports & observations.

About you

  • Experience of working in either GMP, GLP or lab-based testing

  •       environment

  • Degree in Science or Engineering

  • Good understanding of the requirements and experience of following

  • procedures to ensure the correct handling of prototypes and finished goods

  • Experience in personal care and/or pharmaceutical sectors is preferred

  • Excellent communication skill is a must have, with the ability to manage

  • your own time / projects and possess the flexibility to adapt to changes quickly and efficiently

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload to meet daily requirements

  • Experience using computer systems to input, retrieve and update all

  • relevant data

  • Evidence of being able to efficiently plan, organise and manage own

  • workload according to top level briefs and prioritisation

  • Ability to react and respond positively to changes in priority and

  • workload

  • Capable of working individually or as an interchangeable member of a

  • team

  • Accurate with very good attention to detail



  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays 


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme 


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre

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.