United States, Trumbull, CT, Laundry & Home Care

Senior Scientist - Product Development


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.


  • This role of senior scientist is focused on the development of new products and formulas to meet the needs of consumers and customers.
  • The candidate should possess strong communication skills to interface multifunctionally and to translate consumer needs into new commercial products.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of chemistry to help develop and execute novel technical solutions.
  • The job will involve practical laboratory work including the planning and execution of laboratory experiments, measurement of product properties, stability, and performance.
  • This individual can also be a technical project leader on innovation, cost saving, and raw material qualification projects.
  • Actively seeks to understand and utilizes the understanding of structure/function relationships pertaining to material performance delivered from a formulation matrix
  • Develops and conducts experimental designs and laboratory screening methods to measure desired performance metrics and for the creation of prototype products.
  • Works closely with packaging, process development, safety and regulatory, testing functions, and manufacturing during the development and commercialization of products


  • Holds self and cross Education — Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Master’s in Chemistry, Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field.
  • Experience —0-5 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Required skills — Strong technical skill, excellent communication skills and ability to utilize good judgement to make timely, practical, and technically sound decisions have high tolerance for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity; enjoys working in fluid environments 

The salary range for this role is $72,600 to $105,200.  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 be 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: 21024897
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067