Bridgewater, New Jersey



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 Product Development Scientist is responsible for product development of pressure sensitive adhesives for tapes, labels, medical, and graphics markets. 
  • This person will plan the project work within a certain time frame, conduct lab work to identify the most effective approaches, and communicate these findings and new solutions to both internal and external stakeholders.
  •  Develop differentiated solutions to specific product, market, and customer needs; develop and apply advanced predictive test methods.
  • Present effectively and work across internal functions of sales, marketing, regulatory, and manufacturing to bring newly developed products and solutions from prototype to commercialization.  Establish good relationships and communicate effectively across internal functions and with external customers.
  • Understand pertinent patent and scientific literature within relevant technical areas; utilize internal and external knowledge management tools for new patents or technology search. Develop capabilities in analyzing and understanding the implications of prior art and competitive technology.
  • Travel to internal and customer locations for technical support, product introduction, line trials as required (approximately 10%).


  • Master Degree in polymer science, chemical engineering or chemistry, or related discipline is required. PhD is preferred.
  • 5+ years of product development experience with a specific focus on the formulation/synthesis of adhesives, or related products/chemistries is required. 
  • Prior industrial experience in the Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Industry is a plus.
  • Chemistries and desirable expertise include acrylic polymerization and formulation, UV curing chemistry and formulation, emulsion chemistry, and hotmelt formulation.
  •  Track record of technical capabilities evidenced by invention disclosures/patents/journal paper/new product development.

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.

Bridgewater, New Jersey

Looking back on nearly 140 years of success, Henkel’s vision is to become a global leader in brands and technologies. Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial sector today and is well known for brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. The company is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and proud of its 47,000 Employees from more than 120 nations worldwide. Henkel is globally active and has as strong presence in emerging markets.

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