United States, Trumbull, CT, Laundry & Home Care

Principal Scientist - Liquid Laundry Innovation


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.


  • Researches and develops ground-breaking technologies
  • Identifies opportunities for new technology, products or performance improvements
  • Leads one or multiple R&D projects critical to business
  • Actively makes his/her specialized knowledge available to the organization
  • Acts as an ambassador for the scientific community of Henkel BU
  • Identifies and engages valuable external partners
  • Supports project teams in solving problems
  • Secures IP position in own area of development
  • Contributes actively in scientific publications and forums with papers and presentations
  • Acts as a consultant for management and steering committees


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent Science or Engineering related field.
  • Bachelor's with at least 5-10 years of relevant laboratory and industry experience or advanced degree with at least 3-5 years of relevant laboratory and industry experience.
  • Strong technical skill, excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to utilize good judgment to make timely, practical, and technically sound decisions; with ability to navigate within VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) environment.

The salary range for this role is $84,300 to $122,300. 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 is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Connecticut. This salary range may also me modified in the future.

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.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

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JOB ID: 21023151
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067