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PhD. Thesis Product Development Industrial Adhesives - Wind industry

Düsseldorf, Germany
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
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Other Corporate

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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 Adhesive Technologies help to transform entire industries and provide our customers with a competitive advantage through adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With our trusted brands, 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?
  • Develop novel polyurethane and alternative reactive adhesive formulations for an exciting new project targeting the Wind industry
  • Pick suitable building blocks and prepare prepolymers, when needed
  • Formulate and characterize reactive adhesives, e.g. viscosity and rheology, density, pot life, hardness, tensile material properties, DSC, DMA, adhesion
  • Drive Scale-ups in Henkel heavy labs and pilot plants
  • Support application testings at project partners and record laboratory tasks and results in an electronic format
  • Regularly compile and present your results and challenges in front of project partners and internal stakeholders
  • Keep close interaction to project partners outside Henkel, this includes face-to-face meetings within Germany
  • Adopt and respect SHEQ and 5S standards
  • MSc. or comparable level in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, polymer chemistry or related studies
  • Strong communication skills in English language required, German language is a plus
  • Very good MS Office application knowledge
  • General understanding of polymers and adhesives
  • Hands-on experience with reactive chemistries like polyurethanes or epoxys is a plus
  • Self-motivated, creative, and open-minded team-player with high level of independence
We offer you an attractive salary € 2300 gross per month.

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.



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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