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Senior Consumer Research Scientist


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us
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

At Dyson research is at the heart of our innovation and development process.

This role will sit within our personal care research department alongside a team of other specialists covering all facets of consumer research and product experience. As a team we ensure consumer benefit is at the heart of the innovation process, delivering targeted research to aid in the upstream development process from problem exploration to concept validation.

We are looking for a senior researcher to join our team, helping us build new capabilities through the innovative application of methodologies, delivering meaningful, unobvious insights to Dyson’s product innovation teams.

In exploring exciting new consumer benefits, this role requires a pioneering mindset, excellent communication skills and a scientific approach.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning and executing user focused research projects across a variety of briefs, leading to technical product specifications and recommendations to the design teams.

  • Contribute to, and facilitate communication cross-functionally (Research, product design and engineering teams, commercial and local market teams) to enable rapid utilisation of insights and maximum impact for projects in line with overall scope and priorities.

  • Work autonomously to create and execute research plans that ensure Dyson products deliver relevant benefits to our consumers.

  • Conduct/ Support research with external partners, managing briefs and timelines in order to deliver fundamental and project specific research.

  • Expected to spot opportunities for integrating innovative research methodologies in projects and be committed to building the capability of the consumer research team within Dyson RDD. 

  • Present research findings to senior leadership as part of project progress reviews.

About you

  • Demonstrable experience in a research role, with a strong Degree in relevant discipline (Science, Social Science, Behavioural Science or Engineering background preferred)

  • Must be driven by continual learning, not constrained by current methodologies and be able to learn and move past failure.

  • Broad understanding of a range of consumer research techniques, with experience in implementing multifaceted learning plans.

  • Strong expertise in quantitative data analysis, and turning data into meaningful, actionable recommendations.

  • Experience in working with personal care devices or App development.

  • Ability to distil and simplify numerous complex data sources into clear and actionable insights

  • Must be a clear communicator with good presentation 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

  • 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.

Interview guidance

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