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Scientific Associate

Irvine, CA, United States
Closing date
May 21, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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Full Time
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Other Corporate
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Job Summary:
  • Henkel Corporation is seeking a Scientific Associate to focus on adhesive development for electronic applications and semiconductor packaging.
  • As a Scientific Associate, the candidate needs to work independently to develop innovative material solutions in response to customer needs.
  • Besides formulation development, the scientist will additionally work with application engineering team to confirm fitness for key end uses and application techniques.
  • Henkel is a leader in adhesives technology and electronic materials.
  • This role is a senior member of a strong and diverse technical team focusing on new product development to help maintaining Henkel's technology leadership position.
  • We are looking for chemists or materials scientists with strong knowledge in knowledge in conductive and non-conductive paste or film adhesive chemistry and product development experience for electronic application
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conceive innovative routes in new product development.
  • Generates test plans and/or experiments.
  • Employ sound experimental designs to effectively develop new materials for electronic applications.
  • Supports R&D projects critical to businesses. Design, develop, execute, and support on-time commercialization of new adhesive formulations and products.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on research projects for internal teams, management, customers, and technical conferences. Acts as an ambassador for the scientific community of Henkel BU
  • Identifies and drives new business development activities. Directly interact and communicate with external customers and respond to customer requests in timely fashion.
  • Contributes to strategic and tactical planning, effectively work in cross functional teams across different time zones with members from product development, project management, application engineering, process engineering, marketing, and sales.
  • Supports road mapping of technology/business development.
  • 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.
  • Secures IP position in own area of development
  • Perform all laboratory work in a safe manner and comply with all regulations, safety precautions, PPE requirements.
  • Participates in site's safety and/or 5S programs
  • Guide and mentor junior chemists as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters or PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Sciences, Materials Science, or in any other related scientific areas, is highly preferred.
  • Candidate with B.S. degree and a strong track record of >10 years of successful Product Development in the relevant area may be considered.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the areas of conductive and non-conductive paste or film adhesives, thermoset materials, adhesive formulations, electronic materials, or semiconductor packaging is required.
  • Knowledges of adhesive and semiconductor packaging materials for electronic application is preferred
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, string oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to invent and innovate, and strong ability to design and implement experiments are needed.
  • Professional laboratory skills are essential.
  • The ability to work autonomously on multiple projects is needed.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must sit and stand alternately up to as much as 10 hours per day.
  • Ability to occasionally / regularly lift 10 to 25 pounds.
  • Regularly work in a chemical laboratory environment.
  • May require passing additional security screening based on customer requirements.
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.



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