United States, Rocky Hill, CT, Adhesive Technologies

Product Development Scientist - Epoxy Materials in Aerospace

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  • Requires familiarity with adhesives development, manufacture and characterization process, knowledge of adhesives and aerospace application related products and experience in epoxy formulating techniques.
  • Must be able to communicate technical information to a wide variety of groups both within and outside the company.
  • Responsible for directing laboratory research in developing new products or modifying existing products.
  • Must be able to do lab work including sample preparation.
  • Will plan and organize laboratory projects, supervise laboratory personnel in execution of projects, maintain organized research records and make written and oral status and results reports to management.
  • Provides career satisfaction by achieving project goals through innovative thought. 
  • Experience in epoxy chemistry and technology is a plus
  • Requires interface with Engineering, Manufacturing and Sales and Marketing Departments and frequent customer interaction to provide technical assistance in production applications and performance requirements.
  • Some travel required. Contributes to strategic and tactical planning Identifies and drives new business development activities
  • Supports R&D projects critical to business
  • Supports road mapping of technology/business development
  • Acts as an ambassador for the scientific community of Henkel BU
  • Generates test plans and/or experiments
  • Participates in site's safety and/or 5S programs
  • Secures IP position in own area of development


  • Bachelor or M.S. or PHD degree in Chemistry, Polymers or Material Science.
  • 1-3 years’ experience in materials research and development.
  • 2-5 years' experience in Aerospace material development required.
  • Strong chemistry background. Epoxy chemistry preferred.
  • Practical experience in research and development of adhesives.
  • Understanding of materials structure/property relationships is essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability and desire to contribute excellence to a dynamic team environment required.
  • Strong presentations skills
  • Science Process engineering
  • Teaching Megatrend
  • Scouting IP A technologies
  • Strategy open innovation
  • Training

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JOB ID: req43340
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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