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Senior Research Engineer - Materials


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.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role 

Dyson has invested in a novel material technology, and we need to exploit it for a range of future product opportunities. You will join a team of multidiscipline engineers and mainly work on the material sector of the programme to delivery this technology to our next generation Dyson. The research engineer will be expected to take a proactive approach in identifying and evaluating new opportunities across the programme, particularly those lead to enhanced materials performance and processing methods. The role will provide the opportunity to access the state-of-art material processing and analytical equipment within Dyson and entail the development of new understanding and methods to enhance the performance, reliability and time to market of Dyson products.

Key responsibilities

  • Play a key role in the design and optimisation of the existing material manufacturing approaches to achieve the optimal performance at the lowest cost. Drive research projects, both fundamental and applied

  • Day-to-day work in laboratory environment. Creation and execution of the component fabrication and project delivery.

  • Previous experience in the material manufacturing and characterisation, particularly ceramic material is preferred.

  • Capable of working with other engineers in the team to build porotype components.

  • Drive research programmes through technology readiness levels, both fundamental and applied. Develop new understanding of the existing material system and explore innovative applications.

  • Analyse results, summarise findings and communicate to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors.

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

About you

  • A degree (2:1 or higher) in Material Science and Engineering, or other relevant engineering discipline.

  • Established knowledge and experience of the material structure, property, and processing relationship.

  • Experience with a wide range of characterisation techniques including some from: optical microscopy, SEM, XRD, particle size analysis, mechanical testing, AC spectroscopy and polymer characterisation techniques (such as FTIR, DSC and TGA) would be preferable.

  • Hands-on experience building experiment rigs, performing experiments and analysing data using tools such as Minitab or similar.

  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of projects.

  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.



  •  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

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.