Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Development Chemist - Water-Based Acrylic PSA (d/f/m)

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you’re up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?


  • The position is based in our new innovative hub - Inspiration Center Düsseldorf - and has primarily a regional focus on Europe but also plays an active role in supporting our Asian and US teams
  • Product development of water-based acrylic and solvent-based acrylic adhesives in an international team
  • Scouting of new raw materials, patent landscaping, formulation, and process technologies
  • Responsibility for product maintenance
  • Optimization of the existing product portfolio through collaboration with the production, quality, supply chain, and procurement functions
  • Management and development of projects in cooperation with Business Development, Sales, Marketing, and Technical Customer Service including frequent presentation to global stakeholders


  • Master's degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 6 years of relevant professional experience in product development and scale-up of acrylic-based adhesives, preferably for tapes, graphics, medical and transdermal markets
  • Ability to characterize acrylic-based polymers, polymer dispersions, and pressure-sensitive adhesives using chemical and physical methods
  • Contacts to raw material suppliers and broad knowledge of the above-mentioned polymers
  • Fluent English language skills, German and Chinese language skills are beneficial

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: req27777
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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