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Senior Research Manager - Gas Sensing and Air Quality


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. 

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for skilled 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 professionals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our vision of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role 

Within Dyson Research we define what’s next. Our research team supports long term company growth through technology innovation at our state-of-the-art Wiltshire campus. This role is to lead our expanding research into fundamental air quality science and the development of gas sensing technology.

Key responsibilities:

  • Propose, agree and deliver company strategy for the development of new chemical sensor technology.

  • Hire leading experts in the field of chemical sensing and air quality to expand Dyson’s capability in this area.

  • Manage a team of scientists, technicians, and engineers to deliver specific technology to product.

  • Mentor and develop junior team members to create Dyson’s next generation of thought leaders

  • Create an internal knowledge hub in air quality science.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with external academics to keep at the forefront of science in this field.

  • Collaborate with suppliers to bring supplier led innovation to Dyson products.

  • Work with senior stakeholders to develop long term Opex, Capex and resource plans

About you 

  • Management of senior stakeholders.

  • Able to translate complex technical information to a non-technical audience.

  • Comfortable tailoring content to different audiences.

  • Inspirational people leader with proven ability to develop a powerful team vision and coalesce a team behind it.

  • Proven track record of developing the confidence, skills, and knowledge of team members in a multidisciplinary environment.

  • Collaborative worker capable of fostering an inclusive and innovative team environment.

  • Experience of recruiting scientific talent at graduate and postgraduate level.

  • Evidence of developing new technology from concept to market.

  • Familiarity with stage gate project management in an R&D environment desirable.

  • Project management qualification desirable.

  • Qualified in Chemistry or related field to postgraduate level or equivalent experience.

  • Knowledge of indoor air quality and air quality sensing.

  • Knowledge of purification technology.

  • Ability to understand and apply concepts from a wide range of scientific disciplines.

  • Experience of budget planning (both OPEX and CAPEX).

  • Experience of resource management.



  • 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 


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.