Scientific Principal Product Development Surface Treatment (d/f/m)

Düsseldorf, Germany
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
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Organization Type
Other Corporate

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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?
  • Develop products, processes and application methods for thin organic coatings and surface pretreatments for the metal coil industry within the framework of business strategy and product development projects
  • Investigate new raw materials and check their technical readiness in our product formulations
  • Participate in the introduction of your newly developed process and product directly at our customers production facilities in collaboration with our application engineer and sales team
  • Ensure that Henkel's new IP is protected by writing patents and publications
  • Observe the market and new technical and scientific developments through literature and patent studies
  • Promote and expand internal expertise through exchanges with other experts on interdisciplinary topics and present your findings to our international colleagues
  • Collaborate with excellent team members form the various functions at Henkel

  • PhD degree in organic or polymer chemistry or equivalent education
  • At least 3 years of work experience in product development
  • Strong chemistry background, preferred with experience in surface technologies and/or coating technologies
  • Willingness to travel up to 10 % to support customer visits, product introductions on a customer line or manufacturing support for new products
  • Enthusiasm in working in cross-functional and international teams
  • Fluent English skills, German language skills are a plus
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.



Our purpose "Pioneers at heart for the good of generations" unites what we stand for, how we work, and forms the basis for our strategy.

The pioneering spirit of our company founder, Fritz Henkel, is what continues to differentiate us and unites Henkel employees worldwide. The ambition and motivation to work together on the solutions of tomorrow. Today. Every day. We do this not only for ourselves, but also for future generations, because we share a common responsibility.

Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, we are leading the way to reimagine and improve life every day. Today and for generations to come. Through our innovative and sustainable brands and technologies, across our teams around the world. Henkel holds leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses: Our portfolio includes well-known hair care products, laundry detergents, fabric softeners as well as adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. 

Worldwide locations and an international culture shape our global footprint.

Henkel products and technologies are available worldwide. With employees from 124 nations and locations around the world, we achieve a strong presence both in mature and emerging markets. 



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