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Research Manager Thermo Dynamics


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About the role

The Thermo Dynamics Research Manager will work within the Environmental Care (EC) Research team, reporting to the Head of EC Research in the UK.  The EC research team works on current Dyson product categories of fans, purifiers, heaters and humidifiers as well as working to create entirely new product ranges. The candidate will apply their skills and experience to invent and develop new technologies that enhance the company’s technical advantage in future products.

The successful candidate will drive research projects from initial conception, through to full integration into new product prototypes. As a Research Manager, the successful candidate will be expected to line manage a small team of experts in Thermodynamics. Mentoring and technically guiding team members will be a part of the role.

  • Lead and deliver product-focused technology projects to the Dyson range plan.

  • Generate intellectual property for Dyson.  

  • Manage a small team of 3 - 4 experts in Thermodynamics, with plan to grow the team in 2023

  • Work with senior leaders in Dyson Research to propose and agree research strategy and direction.

  • Collaborate with team members to generate innovative concepts for new technologies.

  • Conduct joint research with external institutes and universities toward future technology and capability development.

  • Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate these to the highest levels at Dyson

  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.

About you

  • Experience of successfully developing technology from concept to deployment.

  • Strong people focus with track record of facilitating personal development and growth within your team

  • Expertise in thermodynamics, preferably including thermal fluids behaviour, thermal comfort, phase change materials and refrigeration systems.

  • Superb communication and presentation skills. Able to translate and communicate technical information to project/research teams and senior leaders at Dyson.

  • Qualified in Physics or a related discipline to graduate level or equivalent industrial experience.

  • 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 and to 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.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Sport centre

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidised café and restaurants, free lunch and hot drinks

  • Discounts on Dyson machines


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.