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Senior Research Scientist


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is a leader in Hair Care appliances, pioneering in this product category with Supersonic, Airwrap and Corrale. These breakthrough products are underpinned by a deep understanding of biological science, performance testing and technology.

About the role

This role is part of a growing research team tasked with exploring new opportunities within the Personal Care category. The team’s primary objective is to develop fundamental understanding from both scientific and consumer perspectives and conduct research that yields disruptive and highly effective new products.

We require a Senior Research Scientist to support development and execution of in vitro scientific investigations relevant to new or existing personal care research projects. Requiring a deep understanding of most standard laboratory practices, this role would suit a skilled biological engineer or biomaterials scientists, with hands-on expertise in the design, development, and execution of investigations that are robust and reproducible. In particular we require someone with a high degree of skill in developing and performing HPLC investigations.

In addition to technical excellence this role requires an independent, highly creative, and enthusiastic problem-solver, who is ideally knowledgeable about personal care-related topics.

  • Design, develop, and conduct detailed investigations of new concepts using industry standard in vitro methods.

  • Where required develop bespoke in vitro techniques for visualising/measuring the impact of new concepts.

  • Responsible for operating and maintaining HPLC test equipment.

  • Responsible for identifying and adhering to safe working practices relating to test equipment and facilities.

  • Produce high quality reports tailored for a variety of product development stakeholders.

  • Identify potential research areas based on scientific insight.

  • Identify and propose new equipment to support critical research areas.

  • Progress projects using the Dyson research milestone process: Conduct and analyse investigations, document and report findings, communicate to key stakeholders, and handover to downstream teams.

  • Present insights and results to James Dyson and the Exec. team when required.

About you

  • Degree qualified in relevant scientific discipline (e.g. Biology, Molecular/Cell Biology, Bio-Engineering, or any related field)

  • PhD is an advantage but not strictly necessary

  • >3 years post-graduate working experience either in academia, industry, or industry-facing e.g. collaborations

  • Significant experience working with various types of biological research models

  • Significant experience operating HPLC equipment and developing new protocols.

  • Experience using quantitative analysis techniques (e.g. fluorescent and confocal microscopes)

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Evidence of project management, execution, and delivery

  • Good communication and presentation skills. Able to translate and communicate complex technical ideas to wider team, managers and directors when required.

  • Inquisitive and tenacious attitude.



  •  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.

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