United States, Bridgewater, NJ, Adhesive Technologies

Scientific Associate

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

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·This role will support the development of sustainable solutions for flexible packaging as part of Henkel's packaging business. Specifically, the development of laminating adhesives and coatings that are consistent with our mission of making packaging safer and more sustainable.

·Development of differentiated solutions to specific product, market, and customer needs; develop and apply advanced predictive test methods.

·Leadership of complex development projects - independently plan experimental design, conduct and organize lab work and testing as needed. 

·Present effectively and work across internal functions of sales, marketing, regulatory, and manufacturing to bring newly developed products and solutions from prototype to commercialization.

·Establish good relationships and communicate effectively across internal functions and with external customers. 

·Understand pertinent patent and scientific literature within relevant technical areas; utilize internal and external knowledge management tools for new patents or technology search.

·Develop capabilities in analyzing and understanding the implications of prior art and competitive technology. 

·Understand important regulatory requirements affecting existing technology and markets. 

·Prepare monthly technical reports, trip reports, project reports, patent disclosures, and publishable technical papers. 


·Bachelor’s degree would be required in a scientific discipline. Advanced degree preferred.

·Passion for product development and scientific curiosity

·Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required.

·Strong team working spirit and proven ability to teach/influence others.

·Solid knowledge of organic chemistry and/or polymer science with an understanding of the relationship between chemical structure and physical properties

·Must be open to travel to both internal and customer locations for technical support, product introduction, line trials as required (approximately10%).

The salary for this role is $87,500  - $124,700. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: 23048192
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
Health, Disability & Life Insurance
Health, Disability & Life Insurance Vacation / Paid Time Off
Vacation / Paid Time Off 401k Matching
401k Matching Flexible Work Policy
Flexible Work Policy Performance Bonus Incentives
Performance Bonus Incentives Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits
Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid
Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid International Career Opportunities
International Career Opportunities Employee Recognition Programs
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