Germany, Düsseldorf, Infrastructure Services

Manager Microbiome & Biotechnology (d/f/m)

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of 50,000 pioneers around the globe. The teams in our corporate functions enable the best in our dynamic businesses and in our people to maximize our company’s potential. With our leading brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Leading & driving projects on defossilization and on microbiome studies to develop new products for consumer goods and adhesives technologies
  • Supporting & advising the business units on sequence data-base driven innovation
  • Exploring and evaluating new developments in academia and industry for bio-based materials to reduce the carbon footprint of Henkel
  • Developing & qualifying team members
  • Managing a laboratory


  • PhD in the field of applied microbiology, biotechnology or a related field
  • Knowledge and experiences in the areas of defossilization of chemical products and/or analyzing microbial communities
  • Know-how of current methods in molecular biology & bioinformatics
  • Ability to work independent and well-structured in a team-oriented environment
  • Fluent in English. Good knowledge of German is a plus

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24063856
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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