United States, Bridgewater, NJ, Adhesive Technologies

Principal Scientist (Flexible Packaging)

  • The Product Development Scientist is responsible for product development of coatings for the food packaging industry. Chemistries and desirable expertise include polyesters, acrylates, emulsions, heat and cold seal adhesives, and energy curing systems for food packaging coating applications.
  • Develop differentiated solutions to specific product, market, and customer needs; develop and apply advanced predictive test methods.
  • Lead complex development projects - independently plan experimental design, conduct and organize lab work and testing as needed
  • Present effectively and work across internal functions of sales, marketing, regulatory, and manufacturing to bring newly developed products and solutions from prototype to commercialization.Establish good relationships and communicate effectively across internal functions and with external customers.
  • Understand important regulatory requirements affecting existing technology and markets.
  • Prepare monthly technical reports, trip reports, project reports, patent disclosures, and publishable technical papers.
  • Travel to internal and customer locations for technical support, product introduction, line trials as required (approximately10%).

At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

  • Advanced degree (Masters degree or PhD) in polymer science, chemical engineering or chemistry or material science is required.
  • 7+ years of formulation experience in coatings is required.
  • Flexible packaging experience is desired.
  • Track record of technical capabilities evidenced by invention disclosures/patents/journal paper/new product development.
  • Solid knowledge of organic chemistry and/or polymer science with an understanding of the relationship between chemical structure and physical properties.

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

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JOB ID: 20009558
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067