Acoustic Research Scientist / Engineer

Dyson Ltd

Malmesbury, Wiltshire (40 minutes from Bristol)

Dyson Research is growing – fast. You will join the aero-acoustic research team at Dyson where you will make use of your deep understanding of physical acoustics to develop novel noise control solutions for our next generation disruptive products.

You will be part of a team of engineers investigating novel acoustic and vibration control solutions, advanced measurement techniques, material characterisation, signal processing and condition monitoring. You will use analytical and numerical modelling alongside experimental results to understand noise generation and product performance at a system level. You will apply your knowledge pragmatically, supporting best practise engineering while working hand in hand with the wider design and development teams. You will design challenging experiments to gather the information we need to solve our problems and use our world class facilities to see your concepts become reality.

You will invent the technology of the future by working on targeted research on internal programmes and through collaborations with external university partners. Communicating results around the business, you will drive research projects from initial conception through to maturity using the technology readiness level framework.

At Dyson we innovate tirelessly to constantly improve our products and set new standards of expectation for our customers. In order to stay ahead of the curve we recognise how important it is to keep in touch with the wider scientific community. We attend conferences and continually scout for the latest developments in our respective fields. We are also proud of our research achievements, and where possible, present our work in conference and journal articles.

We expect the best from our people and make sure they have the right environment to thrive. Our Malmesbury technology campus has recently undergone a £250M development to provide a stimulating and engaging work place with all the facilities we need on site. Our culture is one of lifting barriers. Have an idea? Let’s try it.

And when the day is done, we also know how to unwind:

Dyson is growing rapidly and has a range of exciting opportunities for passionate acoustic engineers and scientists covering early year’s researchers, technical experts and technical management roles.


This is what we need you to do...

  • Invent novel noise control strategies and technologies
  • Liaise with other teams to ensure best practice engineering and effective transfer of new technologies into product
  • Collaborate with external partners and universities to accelerate our knowledge and understanding in a variety of technical areas.
  • Analyse results, write reports and conduct presentations to other engineers across the business including senior managers, company directors and James Dyson.


This is what we need you to have...

  • A PhD or degree in Acoustics, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent.
  • The ability to manage individual projects while working as part of a larger collaboration.
  • Practical lab experience with familiarity using the relevant scientific measurement tools (e.g. B&K Pulse, Labview)
  • Programming and scientific computing experience, (e.g. MATLAB, Python, Mathematica) as well as experience using finite element analysis packages (COMSOL, ANSYS)
  • A highly driven individual with clear logical skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.


In order to increase your chances of being short listed please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to your CV clearly addressing how you meet the criteria as outlined in the person specification, plus details of your current and required package.

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to, quoting reference SKECFN in the subject line.