- Science and Research
- United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office
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
Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a motivated and dynamic Cell electrolyte engineer/scientist to join the Energy Storage team within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based at the Malmesbury Campus, Wiltshire, U.K.
Dyson has state-of-the-art R&D laboratory facilities to support the development and testing of novel battery designs. Continued expansion of our activities has created an exciting opportunity within the team for an individual who is keen to get hands on with the development of the next generation of batteries.
You will join a team of battery scientists, electrochemists, mechanical and electronic engineers in Dyson’s Strategy and Research Group. Your focus will be on the development of novel electrolyte designs to meet Dyson’s growing Energy Storage requirements. In this role you will have access to the latest technologies from around the world and develop the next generation of batteries. You will:
Gain a clear understanding of Dyson’s Energy storage requirements and apply your knowledge to develop custom cells, enabling the next generation of our products.
Be creative and forward thinking to design electrolytes to meet next generation cell requirements.
Use a combination of technical creativity, practical experience, modelling and theoretical knowledge to optimise electrolyte design and cell testing.
Apply strong chemical and characterisation skills to understand electrolyte performance chemically and electrochemically.
Apply strong characterisation and analytical skills to critically analyse cell/electrolyte performance, utilising both physical and electrochemical tools.
Work within a team from very early concepts all the way to small prototype cells. Utilising process insight and applied knowledge you will facilitate and analyse an accurate and efficient transition from small to larger scale cells and electrolyte production.
The successful candidates will display some of the below:
Masters/Ph.D/Eng.D level degree in chemistry or other physical science OR engineering/chemistry relevant experience in electrolyte design and electrochemical cell research.
Track record in the development of lithium-ion/lithium metal technology, applying key electrochemical techniques including galvanostatic cycling, voltammetry and EIS to drive improvement and understanding of cell performance. Experience of failure mode analysis of cells and the constituent components.
Robust knowledge of electrolyte and material analysis techniques, including NMR, IR spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, voltammetry, ionic and electronic conductivity, SEM, DSC/TGA and XPS.
Relevant industrial experience.
Experience with chemical analysis of samples of many forms (solid state/liquid)
Experience in developing alternative electrolyte systems (gel, polymer, solid-state etc.).
Ability of designing new characterisation methods for novel materials
Experience of scaling cell design and production methods from small scale to pilot prototype.
Ability to use Matlab/Python for data-processing automation.
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
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.