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Scientist (Vibrational Spectroscopy)

Bridgewater, NJ, United States
Closing date
Aug 31, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
Organization Type
Other Corporate
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Job Details

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.

Do you dare to make an impact?
  • As part of the North American Analytical Solution Group located at Bridgewater, NJ, you will work in the vibrational spectroscopy lab for polymer characterization to tackle challenging customer issues; conduct major root cause analysis which leads to rational solutions for Henkel Adhesive business to gain or secure the accounts.
  • Perform instrumental analysis for target compound and polymer characterization. Conduct the analysis of industrial adhesive and functional products using modern vibrational spectroscopy instrumentation including FT-IR, Raman, UV-Vis, and potential other polymer characterization.
  • Work with technical team, propose analytical solutions; design and carry out experimental plans and procedures using modern analytical tools; analyze and summarize experimental results independently, and communicate with the business partners to ensure on-time delivery of the results and provide proper solutions.
  • Follow lab quality control and quality assurance practice; maintain high quality data in a fast-paced environment, prepare clear analytical reports, method SOP, and instrument calibration, maintenance and trouble shooting.

  • Ph.D in the field of Analytical, Polymer Science, or Chemical Engineering is required. Will consider a candidate with a M.S. and extensive experience in polymer characterization in lieu of a Ph.D.
  • Hands-on experience in vibrational spectroscopy, such as FT-IR, or Raman, is required.
  • Experience with polymer characterization methods is required.
  • Capable of interpretation of complicated analytical results on complex sample matrices.
  • Strong polymer science background is required.
  • Effective written and oral communication as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
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.



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.

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