Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Scientific Principal Product Development Surface Treatment (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.

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  • Develop products, processes and application methods for thin organic coatings and surface pretreatments for the metal coil industry within the framework of business strategy and product development projects
  • Investigate new raw materials and check their technical readiness in our product formulations
  • Participate in the introduction of your newly developed process and product directly at our customers production facilities in collaboration with our application engineer and sales team
  • Ensure that Henkel's new IP is protected by writing patents and publications
  • Observe the market and new technical and scientific developments through literature and patent studies
  • Promote and expand internal expertise through exchanges with other experts on interdisciplinary topics and present your findings to our international colleagues
  • Collaborate with excellent team members form the various functions at Henkel 


  • PhD degree in organic or polymer chemistry or equivalent education
  • At least 3 years of work experience in product development
  • Strong chemistry background, preferred with experience in surface technologies and/or coating technologies
  • Willingness to travel up to 10 % to support customer visits, product introductions on a customer line or manufacturing support for new products
  • Enthusiasm in working in cross-functional and international teams
  • Fluent English skills, German language skills are a plus 

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: 22040227
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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