Senior Research Scientist – Air Treatment

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Pension, Bonus



Working in a cross functional team of scientists and engineers, performing early stage research to support new product innovation, the Senior Research Engineer will be responsible for expanding the team’s external research activities in a growing team.

In this Senior position, you will use your expertise to provide technical direction and critical assessment of internal research. The role would be ideally suited to a candidate with academic experience wanting to apply themselves in a real-world industrial environment within a technical research team.

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. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategising, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double 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 of 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, we lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why anyone can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


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 a talented individual who wishes to translate their expert knowledge into real world technologies to develop leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, the successful individual has the opportunity to work alongside technical specialists and highly motivated ingenious people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Reporting to the Fluid Treatment Research Lead in a growing multi-disciplinary team you will:

  • Provide impartial technical guidance and mentoring across multiple fields.
  • Bring a multifaceted approach to problem solving at technology and product levels
  • Lead the development and delivery of external research for air treatment with the support of the technical scouting teams, building on Dyson’s network of academic experts.
  • Keep abreast of current state-of-the-art technical literature.
  • Offer compelling technology propositions in line with the technology roadmap using technical vision to define the company blueprint.
  • Continually challenge, develop capability and best practice and drive new ways of technical thinking across the wider community.
  • Deliver specialist knowledge to the senior management team in research reviews.
  • Act as an independent reviewer and chair technical reviews at key stage gates.


  • Have a PhD and be a recognised expert in a field relevant to chemistry/catalysis/air treatment.
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience post PhD.
  • A good publication record on relevant topics in peer reviewed journals.
  • Demonstrable capability for independent thinking, maintaining a resilient attitude to delivery and full integrity.
  • The ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts, tailoring communication according to the audience.
  • Well-developed influencing skills i.e. the ability to persuade and influence cross-functionally at all levels.
  • Have prior experience of cross-discipline research projects involving multiple collaborators.

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: 14-Dec-2017

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