United States, Irvine, CA, Adhesive Technologies

Scientific Associate

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.

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  • Researches and develops groundbreaking product technologies
    Identifies opportunities for new technology, products or performance improvements
    Leads one or multiple R&D projects critical to business
    Actively makes specialized knowledge available to the organization
    Acts as an ambassador for the scientific community of Henkel Adhesive Technologies both internally and externally
    Identifies and engages valuable external partners
    Acts as responsible for new research, IP, publications, technology roadmap
    Secures IP position in own area of development
    Steers and facilitates knowledge sharing and supports project teams in solving problems
    Acts as an advisor for management and steering committees
    Contributes actively in scientific publications and forums with papers and presentations
    Perform all laboratory work in a safe manner and comply with all regulations, safety precautions, PPE requirements, and 5S processes.
    Guide and mentor junior chemists and technician as needed.


  • PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Sciences, Materials Science, or in any other related scientific areas
    Minimum 3- 5 years of experience in the areas of paste and film adhesives product development for electronic applications, thermoset materials, adhesive formulation, electronic materials, or semiconductor packaging is required.
    Strong leadership, communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.
    Proven ability to invent and innovate, strong ability to design and implement experiments, and ability to support product scale up and commercialization.
    Motivated self-starter with strong initiative and with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in team collaboration
    Individual with proven track record of success such as new technologies and products developed with commercial success, invention disclosures and patents, and published scientific papers publication in peer reviewed journals
    The ability to work autonomously on multiple projects is needed.

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JOB ID: req39868
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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