- Science and Research
- United Kingdom - Begbroke Office
Dyson’s interest in researching and developing energy storage technologies started more than a decade ago, when it became apparent that the full potential of our DDM motors were starting to be held back by commercially available batteries. Fast-forward to 2023, and we now have over 100 scientists and engineers working on battery R&D across our labs in the UK, US and Singapore.
With multiple generations of Dyson battery technologies ranging from early research through the industrialisation phase, Dyson are recruiting a wide range of roles across their UK and Singapore labs to accelerate progress. These roles include materials scientists, electrochemists, cell design engineers, cell test technicians, cell assembly technicians, mechanical design engineers, manufacturing process development engineers and manufacturing technologists. We are recruiting at all levels of seniority up to senior technical roles.
About the role
Dyson requires a skilled and highly motivated experienced Technician to help it achieve its current and long term battery ambitions and support its RDD lab activities. In this role you would be providing support for a growing team of researchers looking at new materials which underpin the functioning of the Li ion battery.
Key Responsibilities of the role
You will join a growing team of chemists, physicists and engineers in Dyson’s Strategy & Research Group. Your focus will be to perform chemical processes under guidance from senior scientists.
Involved in a program of research developing new cathode materials
Be heavily focused on hands on laboratory work, particularly around electrodes fabrication and electrochemical testing
You will be involved in testing the electrochemical property of the materials produced with high degree of reproducibility.
Involved into the characterisation of the atomic composition of our materials employing a suite of advanced techniques such as XRF and ICP.
Work within an energetic research environment focused on innovation
Be trained and developed to fully understand the R and D process for Li ion batteries
Carry out regular maintenance and H&S tasks to keep the labs in good working order.
Experience of a Laboratory environment and familiarity with good H&S practices
Hardworking and keen to learn
Good track record for attention to detail
Methodical approach to work
Good organisational and planning skills
Strong problem solving skills exemplified by the ability to diagnose and rectify problems
HND/ A-levels (Maths; Chemistry; Physics) or Degree in a Science discipline (Physics; Electrical Engineering; Chemistry, Biology etc.)
Experience with electrochemical testing, battery assembly and performance assessment
Good written and verbal communication
Enjoy practical work
The ability to manage personal contribution to a project with guidance from a manager
Good scientific approach and attention to detail.
Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.
To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure environment in an organised manner.
Excellent team working 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
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
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.