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Scientific Pigment Expert (d/f/m)

Düsseldorf, Germany
Closing date
Dec 7, 2023

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Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
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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 over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, 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?
  • Conducting research and development work to develop new pigments and improve existing pigment properties
  • Evaluating the performance of pigments in various carrier systems for cosmetics
  • Analyzing pigment samples using physical, chemical, and microscopic techniques to assess their quality and suitability for specific applications
  • Assisting customers and colleagues in selecting pigments for their applications
  • Conducting quality control checks and ensuring compliance with standards and regulations in pigment manufacturing and application for cosmetics
  • Developing test methods and conducting tests to evaluate pigment properties and performance
  • Providing training and education to colleagues on pigments and their applications
  • Collaborating with internal and external teams to develop innovative solutions for customer needs and new application types
  • Managing projects and reporting progress and results
  • Ph.D. degree in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in pigment manufacturing, development or application
  • In-depth understanding of pigments, their properties, chemical composition, and interactions with other materials
  • Experience in using analytical techniques for pigment analysis such as microscopy, spectroscopy and chromatography
  • Experience in developing and conducting tests to evaluate pigment properties and performance
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate complex information effectively
  • Teamwork skills and ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience in project management and reporting
  • Good English skills are required to communicate with international customers and colleagues
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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