Research Engineer - Separation Systems


Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. 
This role is based in the separation system research team where you will be will inventing and developing new filtration and fine dust separation technologies. Used in the final stages of the air’s path through our products the filter protects the motor and captures the ultrafine particulate aerosol delivering clean air to our customers. This is a challenging problem and you will be working with leading technical specialists, highly motivated creative people and have access our world class aerosol science equipment. You will be expected to investigate new technology and push the limits of existing technology through application of rigorous experimental and theoretical methods. You will identify new areas of research, occasionally support other project teams and drive improvement in the team’s capabilities.


  • Work closely with a multi-disciplinary team at all levels. 
  • Deliver product focused technology projects to the Dyson range plan. 
  • Generate innovative concepts for new technologies. 
  • Conduct detailed theoretical analysis of these technologies. 
  • Design and build prototypes of chosen technologies. 
  • Identify experimental test programmes to evaluate technologies.
  • Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate these to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors. 
  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range. 
  • Identify potential research areas which would benefit from new technology development. 
  • Present concepts to James Dyson and the Exec. team, when required.


  • Postgraduate degree in an engineering or technical discipline preferably with experience of working with powders dusts and aerosols 
  • Proven ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment. 
  • Proven ability to conduct successful experimental campaigns. 
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability, capable of logically assessing technologies using a variety of methods. 
  • Persistent nature and an inquisitive attitude. 
  • Good organisational skills - able to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others. 
  • Have an understanding of core engineering test procedures and equipment. Able to specify experimental programmes and effectively analyse results, summarise findings and make recommendations. 
  • Good communication and presentation skills. Able to translate and communicate technical information to project/research teams, managers and directors when required. 
  • Ability to develop bespoke methods and rigs for visualising/measuring physical properties as well as developing process to maintain their accuracy and repeatability. Desirable 
  • Experience of engineering analysis tools such as Minitab, DIAdem, National instruments, and Matlab. 
  • Experience using aerosol characterisation equipment e.g. optical particle counters and classifiers (aerodynamic, electrical mobility). 
  • Applied engineering experience, in particular with relation to aerosol or filtration challenges.
  • Basic experience in CAD.


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