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Research Scientist - Microbiology


Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

To develop, design and deliver experimental programmes & testing methodology in conjunction with engineering colleagues to develop and evaluate new category and related devices. An ability to communicate to a non-scientific audience is desirable


The role requires a large amount of cross disciplinary working so a desire to try and to learn is essential.  Flexibility and an ability to use previous experience on new problems is very much desirable along with a lateral approach to problem solving.

About the role

Research and development of lab based methods and experiments for all Dyson categories (Floor Care, Personal Care, Environmental Care and new category).


Good analytical ability. Broad microbiology skills – environmental sampling/identification and following published standards.


Collection and reporting of results to aid product design decisions.


Deliver specialist knowledge to Engineers and management team as part of project progress reviews.

About you

A passion for science and problem solving in a product development context. Application of knowledge to new challenges.

Experience of microbiology in a fast paced R&D environment.
A working knowledge and understanding of fundamental scientific theories specifically in the field of microbiology, biological science or hygiene.
Knowledge of standards and procedures required for the efficient and safe running of a microbiology laboratory
A creative problem solver who is intellectually sharp.
Good organisational skills, prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others. Team player to ensure completion to deadlines.
Clear logical thought and attention to detail.
Good communication, and presentation skills.

Able to execute experimental programs and complete analysis of the results, summarising findings and making recommendations.

Willing to challenge assumptions or methods, pre-empt problems and find solutions.

Able to multitask without losing focus in a rapidly changing environment.


  • 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
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

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.