Product Development Chemist

Cambridge, MA, United States
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

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Science, Physical Sciences and Engineering
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Full Time
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At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Adhesive Technologies help to transform entire industries and provide our customers with a competitive advantage through adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With our trusted brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?

**This position will be located on site, 5 days per week at our lab in Lexington, MA**

  • As a product development chemist is responsible for making new polymer/coating/adhesive/additive
  • This role requires in depth understanding of synthesis, characterization, and testing from early to late stages of products
  • The successful candidate provides day-to-day R&D support and input into development strategies, selection of synthetic routes, scale-up and characterization/testing of new product development processes
  • Fully manage and lead product analysis and testing while documenting progress and results in the LIM systems
  • Develop and engage in new product development (polymer, coating, adhesive, and additive) daily-basis.
  • Make valuable contributions to assessment of the newly developed products (mechanical, chemical testing)
  • Work safely day-to-day in the laboratory
  • Demonstrate processes safely in the laboratory, pilot and manufacturing
  • Report results to collaborators and management both verbally and in writing

  • Masters Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 5 years relevant experience
  • Experience with analytical techniques such as HPLC, GPC, NMR, FTIR, MS are preferred.
  • Knowledge in Design of Experiments (DOE), computational chemistry, and statistical analysis is a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chemical synthesis and formulation is a plus.
**This position will be located on site, 5 days per week at our lab in Lexington, MA**

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.

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.

The salary for this role is $70,000- $85,000. 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. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

JOB ID: 23053939 Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067


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