United States, Madison Heights, MI, Adhesive Technologies

Scientific Associate PD Coatings


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.


  • Conduct research and development on functional coatings, with an emphasis on conductive coatings 
  • Conceive innovative routes to formulate organic coatings 
  • Implement pigment dispersion techniques to optimize coating performance 
  • Translate laboratory discoveries into production scale-up and customer validation 
  • Write and present technical reports to customers and trade associations 
  • Serve as a technical resource for colleagues, sales, marketing and operations


  • Ph.D. or M.S. degree in chemistry 
  • Minimum of 3 years of industrial experience in the polymer and coatings field 
  • Fundamental and practical experience in research and development of coatings 
  • Understanding of how to impart electrical conductivity to organic coatings 
  • Proficient with electrochemical instrumentation with a focus on impedance and charge/discharge cycling 
  • Ability to generate new testing methods and procedures 
  • Familiarity with pigment milling and dispersion equipment both on lab and manufacturing scale 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Goal-oriented, new technology/product developer with a track record of commercial success

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JOB ID: 21013274
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067