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Senior Research Manager - Fluid Treatment


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.

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 

The Fluid Treatment Senior Research Manager will work within the Environmental Care (EC) Research team, reporting to the Head of EC Research in the UK.  The EC research team works on current Dyson product categories of fans, purifiers, heaters and humidifiers as well as working to create entirely new product ranges. The candidate will apply their skills and experience to invent and develop new fluid treatment technologies that enhance the company’s technical advantage in future products.

The successful candidate will drive research projects from initial conception, through to full integration into new product prototypes. As a Senior Research Manager, the successful candidate will be expected to line manage a cross functional team of chemists, physicists, engineers and technicians. Mentoring and technically guiding team members and junior managers will be a key part of the role.

  • Lead and deliver product-focused technology projects to the Dyson range plan.

  • Own the technology roadmap and strategy for Fluid Treatment Research at Dyson.

  • Generate intellectual property for Dyson.  

  • Manage a cross functional team of chemists, physicists, engineers and technicians.

  • Collaborate with team members to generate innovative concepts for new technologies.

  • Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate these to the highest levels at Dyson

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

  • Identify potential research areas which would benefit from new technology development

About you

  • Experience of leading teams to successfully development technology from concept to deployment.

  • Strong people focus with track record of facilitating personal development and growth within your team

  • Expertise in air and water purification and treatment technology.

  • Superb communication and presentation skills. Able to translate and communicate technical information to project/research teams, managers, directors and Sir James Dyson.

  • Qualified in Chemistry or a related discipline to postgraduate level or equivalent industrial experience.

  • Knowledge of heterogeneous catalysis

  • Good analytical and problem-solving ability, capable of logically assessing technologies using a variety of methods.

  • Persistent nature and an inquisitive attitude.

  • Good organisational skills - able to plan-ahead and to prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.

  • Have an understanding of core engineering test procedures and equipment. Able to specify experimental programmes and effectively analyse results, summarise findings and make recommendations.


  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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. 

Closing date: 05 December 2021