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Polymer Electrochemist


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson’s interest in researching and developing energy storage technologies started more than a decade ago, when it became apparent that the full potential of our DDM motors were starting to be held back by commercially available batteries. Fast-forward to 2021, and we now have over 100 scientists and engineers working on battery R&D across our labs in the UK, US and Singapore.

With multiple generations of Dyson battery technologies ranging from early research through the industrialisation phase, Dyson are recruiting a wide range of roles across their UK and Singapore labs to accelerate progress. These roles include materials scientists, electrochemists, cell design engineers, cell test technicians, cell assembly technicians, mechanical design engineers, manufacturing process development engineers and manufacturing technologists. We are recruiting at all levels of seniority up to senior technical leadership roles.

About the role

Dyson requires a talented research chemist to help it achieve its current and long term battery ambitions and support its RDD lab activities. The person will be expected to have knowledge of electrochemistry and synthetic chemistry skills to generate and evaluate new polymeric materials for lithium-ion batteries. The role will be predominantly undertaking research in a laboratory.

Key Responsibilities of the role

You will join a growing team of chemists, physicists and engineers in Dyson’s Strategy & Research Group. Your focus will be to generate and evaluate new materials to improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. 

  • Be involved in a program of research developing new polymer materials for lithium-ion batteries

  • Be heavily focused on hands on laboratory work

  • Suggest and synthesise new polymeric materials 

  • Utilising a range of analytical techniques to probe and evaluate material properties and use data to inform further developments

  • Evaluate electrochemical performance of materials by building and testing simple lithium-ion cells

  • Keep informed on new developments in both academia and industry

  • Work together with other researchers to develop materials

  • Work within an energetic research environment focused on innovation

  • Be trained and developed to fully understand the R and D process for lithium-ion batteries

About you

  • Experience in a research environment developing polymeric materials/ chemical synthesis / electrochemistry

  • PhD in related area of chemistry

  • Undergraduate degree in chemistry or related

  • Experience of a Laboratory environment

  • Some experience undertaking synthetic chemistry

  • Some experience building and testing electrochemical cells

  • Hardworking and keen to learn

  • Good track record for attention to detail

  • Methodical approach to work    

  • Good organisational and planning skills     





  • 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 


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.