United States, Bridgewater, NJ, Adhesive Technologies

Product Development Chemist

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.

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  • As a Product Development Chemist, you will be part of a highly motivated and cross-functional team that develops adhesives for the building construction and furniture applications
  • Synthesize polyurethane adhesives – hotmelt and liquid - and perform standard laboratory tests to characterize their performance
  • Utilize processing equipment to evaluate adhesive processability and prepare assemblies to test bond quality
    Tabulate, plot, and interpret data to determine trends and recommend future experiments
  • Plan and organize laboratory projects, maintain meticulous records using digital tools, and present results and status to stakeholders
  • Engage with colleagues in manufacturing to scale-up products developed in the lab and sustain existing products
  • Assure all work is carried out in a safe manner, and products and processes comply with all regulatory requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or other relevant discipline is required
  • Prior 1-3 years of relevant, lab experience in an academic, internship or industrial setting is required
  • Prior knowledge of adhesive technology and formulating is a benefit, but not required
  • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong teamwork skills and proven ability to collaborate with others

The salary for this role is $58,300.00 - $76,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

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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 races, colors, religions, sexes, national origins, disabilities, veteran statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 24064764
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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