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United States, Chanhassen, MN, Adhesive Technologies

Formulation Scientist


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.


  • The Formulation Scientist will lead all aspects of R&D for new thermal interface material product introductions. 
  • Be the technical expert in adhesive chemistries, polymer network physics, highly filled suspension rheology, and/or resin cure chemistry.
  • Builds prototype samples using processes for web-handling and liquid coating/patterning.
  • Manages technical aspects of project within Stage gate system in conjunction with professional project manager.
  • Assesses logistical requirements to successfully complete projects and plan accordingly.
  • Translates customer and market feedback into technical specifications and develops product formulations and applicable data packages for specific customers and general market.
  • Provides work direction to technicians and/or Engineers/Scientists working on the projects under his/her leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related field is required.
  • Requires 3+ years of related experience with a BS degree, 1+ year of related experience with an MS degree, or a PhD with no industry experience. 
  • Broad knowledge of polymer science, including polymer chemistry, structure property relationships, rheology, bulk and adhesive mechanics of soft materials. 
  • Particle science analytical methods understanding is required.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Office, Labview, Autocad or solid drawing programs and other common technical software packages.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, 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.

JOB ID: 190006KR
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact details: talent.acqusition@henkel.com


Henkel’s application process

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