Laboratory Test Technician

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Bonus, Pension



The laboratory test technician is responsible for performing testing to support test method development & investigative testing to support current and future new category research projects.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology). The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategising, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research & Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it’s in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, they lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why any one of them can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


The technician will be responsible for generating data and reporting results to the team along with giving recommendations on how to improve methods leading to best practice. Ideally, the test technician would have some experience working in a microbiology lab from either a healthcare, personal care, food science or pharmaceutical background.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable & precise data as part of scientific investigations.
  • Ensuring the laboratories are correctly stocked and maintained (including equipment) to enable testing & prototyping Preparation of materials and samples as required for testing.
  • Recording and analysis of test results to present to senior colleagues


  • Qualified or experienced in a science discipline
  • Experience in a practical science role involving laboratory work, test methods or related disciplines
  • A passion for science and problem solving in a product development context, experience in commercial R&D would be advantageous
  • Able to execute experimental programs and complete analysis of the results, summarising findings and making recommendations
  • Clear logical thought and attention to detail
  • Good organisational skills, able to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others
  • Can demonstrate knowledge of good laboratory practice including documentation.
  • A keen attention to detail, ability to perform some repetitive testing & identify quickly when problems occur is required.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 20-Jan-2017

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