Technical Ceramics Specialist

£Competitve + 27 Days Holiday, Bonus, Pension

Malmesbury, United Kingdom


The Research Engineer for Technical Ceramics will develop in-house prototyping capability for technology that uses industry-standard manufacturing processes and will develop new manufacturing processes for more novel technologies under investigation.

Dyson Overview

Not many global technology companies can say they’re still led by the founder. But we can. The same man who invented the first bagless vacuum, who persevered for 15 years to sell his idea, then took on Hoover when they stole it. And the same man who, as our Chief Engineer, has personally overseen every Dyson invention since.

James Dyson still defines the spirit of Dyson today. His entrepreneurial edge and tenacity guide our fighting spirit. Still family owned, we’re fiercely independent. Who we are and what we invent is down to us, and us alone. And we remain committed to keeping it this way.

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).

Function Overview

The thermodynamics research team is a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists. The team investigates core heat transfer, mass transfer and related materials technologies for future products. These investigations cover: fundamental research of phenomena and technologies which may inform future products, development of technology to meet identified product requirements. Usually these technologies are being pushed to their limits or being used in unique contexts.


The Research Engineer will have a prototyping focus which requires both theoretical and practical knowledge of technical ceramics – mainly functional ceramics which serve an electrical, magnetic or dielectric purpose. Though the work could also extend to structural ceramics. Responsibilities for this role will range from lab equipment selection and lab commissioning, to final part inspection and in-product failure mode investigation.


  • Willingness to work in an industry R&D environment which spans fundamental proof-of-concept research to design-for-mass manufacture.
  • Willing to work in an environment where project deadlines and project priorities can change on a weekly basis.
  • Working in parallel on projects with competing deadlines and competing resources.
  • Ability to work in a rapidly growing and evolving company environment where procedures and best practices are still being developed
  • Confident enough to present and defend research in front of James Dyson
  • Doctoral degree (PhD, EngD) in technical ceramics Qualifications, skills


  • Industrial R&D experience in technical ceramics
  • Industrial manufacturing experience in technical ceramics

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: 19-Apr-2017