United States, Trumbull, CT, Henkel Consumer Brands


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  • The Scientist will successfully facilitate directives from the Senior Manager, Product Development – Home Care by providing product performance evaluations and results supporting initiatives and projects at the North American Research and Development Laboratory.
  • The Scientist will successfully organize activities which are effective, efficient, and aligned to projects priority. A self-driven professional in this position will contribute to overall deliverance of new and improved formulations, focusing on marketing and performance claims substantiation using both standard and the internal sophisticated testing methods.
  • This person will be expected to learn and understand the products and test methods quickly and then work mostly independently to provide accurate formulation and product performance testing, statistical analysis and clear results reported including graphic representation, to support performance and marketing claims.
  • This role will use both standard, established methods, as well as the internally developed methods accepted and performed within the Home Care industry:
  • Schedule and execute product appraisal testing using approved standard testing methods and protocols according to the projects’ priority
  • Provide recommendations to experiments, procedures, or methods to perform formulation or product evaluations
  • Evaluate performance of lab-made and pilot batches, National Brand products and National Brand Equivalent formulations
  • Collect data using MACH5 instrument, transfer spectral data, analyze results, and prepare reports including statistical significance
  • Maintain, calibrate, and troubleshoot instruments used, participate in remote upgrades
  • Maintain detailed records of all performance testing results and products in an on-line electronic laboratory books and R&D files
  • Make lab-batches according to the provided batch cards, and make lab-made samples for the performance testing
  • Help investigating causes of consumer complaints: test, evaluate and report performance results
  • In the office during training, flexible hybrid work schedule after training is completed.


  • Education/Experience: B.Sc. in relevant science field – Chemistry, Engineering (Chemical or Biology)
  • 1-2 years’ experience in in laboratory setting
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office; sound knowledge of statistical principles and practical application
  • Understanding of Home Care, Personal Care and/or Cosmetic Industry products and their main ingredients preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible as project priorities often change
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Ability to trouble shoot and conduct root cause analysis
  • Highly motivated; enthusiastic, energetic; capable of working in a fast-paced environment - prioritizing under time constraints and deadlines
  • Comfortable working with all levels of employees in laboratory and office environments
  • Multitasking, flexible and detailed oriented
  • Troubleshooter and solutions provider
  • Ability to think outside the box

The salary for this role is $70,000.00 - $75,000.00. 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.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: 22041920
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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