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Senior Scientist - Microbiology


Science and Research
Malaysia - Development Centre

About us

At Dyson we’re obsessed with continuously making things better, pushing the boundaries of what others have defined as impossible. We do this by making products that solve real world problems using both novel and established technologies, in new and innovative ways.

About the role

We are looking for a talented Microbiologist to join our Global Product Verification and Test Team as a Senior Scientist, to support the testing and verification of our new products.

As part of the Global Product Verification and Test Team, you will play an integral part in determining how, when and where we verify and validate new technologies and products to ensure designs are robust to real world conditions and perform better than the competition. You will combine a solid scientific background with the ability to function well in a progressive, agile and multi-disciplinary R&D environment.

You will develop, design and deliver experimental programmes & testing methodologies for our new product launches. You will work with teams with diverse background, an ability to communicate to engineers and non-scientific audience is strongly desirable.

You will work from the very early stages of a project, taking responsibility of leading microbiology test capability development activities when the technologies leave the research stage. The role requires a large amount of cross disciplinary working so a desire to try and to learn is essential. Flexibility and an ability to use previous experience on new problems is very much desirable along with a lateral approach to problem solving.

What you will do

  • Work closely with your peers in Dyson Research. You will be key in the research and development of laboratory based methods and experiments for all Dyson categories.

  • Lead the day-to-day activities of the microbiology laboratory, including planning of work schedule, equipment maintenance and consumables purchasing.

  • Use your exceptional analytical ability and broad microbiology skills to develop environmental sampling. You will keep an eye on and follow published standards.

  • Work with a team of technicians in collecting and reporting of results to aid product design decisions.

  • Deliver specialist knowledge and updates to engineering, marketing and legal representatives and to the management team as part of project progress reviews.

About you

  • Passion for science and problem solving in a product development context.

  • Experience of microbiology in a fast paced R&D environment.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of fundamental scientific theories specifically in the field of microbiology, biological science or hygiene.

  • Knowledge of standards and procedures required for the efficient and safe running of a microbiology laboratory.

  • Creative problem solver who is intellectually sharp.

  • Good organisational skills, ability to prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.

  • Clear logical thought and attention to detail.

  • Exceptionally good communication, and presentation skills. Ability to execute experimental programs and complete analysis of the results, summarising findings and making recommendations.

  • Willing to challenge assumptions or methods, pre-empt problems and find solutions.

  • Comfortable with a high degree of ambiguity and enjoy greatly the idea of solving problems that have not been solved at scale before.

  • People management experience would be desirable as the successful incumbent would be expected to manage a team of technicians on a daily basis.


Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.


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: 31 December 2021