Chemist PD and Research

Rocky Hill, CT, United States
August 14 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate

At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That's why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.
  • Design, develop, execute, and support on-time commercialization of new adhesive formulations and products.
  • Conceive innovative routes in new product development. Employ sound experimental designs to effectively develop new materials for electronic applications.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on research projects for internal teams, management, customers, and technical conferences.
  • Directly interact and communicate with external customers and respond to customer requests in timely fashion.
  • Effectively work in cross functional teams across different time zones with members from product development, project management, application engineering, process engineering, marketing, and sales.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills.
  • Understand state-of-art technology advancement and apply it to product development.
  • Generate new intellectual properties.
  • Actively search for new ideas and technology from within or outside.
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills.
  • Recognize sources of problems; absorb new information easily; expose gaps in logic and contradictions; develop effective solutions to technical roadblocks.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative.
  • Perform all laboratory work in a safe manner and comply with all regulations, safety precautions, PPE requirements, and 5S processes.
  • Acts as responsible for new research, IP, publications, technology roadmap.
  • Secures IP position in own area of development.
  • Master's or PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Sciences, Materials Science, or in any other related scientific areas, is highly preferred.
  • Evidence of scientific productivity through high impact peer review publications.
  • 5-10 Years Industrial Experience in Adhesives or Polymer Science-Related Role, 7-15 Years Preferred.
  • Knowledge of structure-property relationship of materials and analytical and materials characterization techniques (DMA, TMA, DSC, TGA, SEM, HPLC, GC-MS, FTIR, ICP-MS, GPC, etc.).
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and collaboration within teams in a dynamic and culturally diverse workplace (previous internship/co-op experience is a plus).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
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.

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