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Scientific Associate – Functional Coatings / Polymer Synthesis

170009B5, Madison Heights, MI

Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a worldwide leader in bonding, sealing and surface treatments - thanks to our ambitious people. We create unique value for our clients and our technologies can be found in many objects touching our lives every day. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It's a passion. Have you got what it takes?


We are seeking a Scientific Associate to support, at a high level, our fundamental research and development activities in support of functional coatings and polymer synthesis.

What we offer

  • Independently conceive innovative routes to develop inorganic, organic and hybrid coating technologies & processes. 
  • Take discoveries from the laboratory to final products.
  • Diagnose and resolve practical problems in product formulation, manufacture and applications. 
  • Write and present technical reports to customers, trade associations, technical service personnel and company management. 
  • Serve as a technical resource for external customers, sales, marketing and operations.
  • Maintain up-to-date technical expertise and a high-profile involvement with important industry technical associations.
  • Work with external suppliers, vendors, national labs, and academic institutions.
  • Develop and create report, comprehensive technical specifications, drawing and DFMEA.
  • Assist with engineering-level test builds at scale-up pilot manufacturing facilities in product scale up, manufacturing and troubleshooting product problems. 
  • Understand and adhere to program timelines. 

Who we are looking for

  • Ph.D. or M.S. degree in chemistry, material science or a related field required.
  • 2+ years of industrial experience preferred. 
  • Proficient in polymer synthesis & coatings and surface analysis instruments and techniques required
  • Proven history of developing innovative routes for coating technologies based on organic, polymer and hybrid chemistries, including practical work.
  • Competence in synthesis and characterization of polymers & coatings. 
  • Goal-oriented, new technology/product developer with willingness to travel domestically and internationally. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills preferably in English and sound computer literacy. 
  • The ability to work in a multi-functional team.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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