Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Innovation Impact Program - R&D Data Scientist Chemistry (d/f/m)

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 47.000 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?


  • As a data scientist in our R&D team in Duesseldorf, Germany, you will partner with product developers and application engineers during your rotation to understand different technologies, data collection processes, and challenges that drive digital transformation within R&D
  • Design and conduct data analysis projects to identify trends and patterns in formulation data sets, building and deploying machine learning models to predict formulation performance, stability, and quality
  • Collaborate closely with R&D colleagues to translate data insights into new formulations, product development decisions, and application processes, optimizing R&D procedures
  • Develop and maintain data visualization dashboards to communicate data insights to stakeholders
  • Leverage your digital skillset to enhance the understanding of digital tools and data-based decision-making within R&D
  • Support the digital transformation of R&D by implementing data-driven workflows for process development and knowledge management


  • You have recently completed or are about to complete a Master’s or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, or any hybrid studies. Ideally, your background combines one of these disciplines with material sciences to bridge the gap between theoretical and applied data science in a laboratory research and development setting
  • You are genuinely interested in R&D and different laboratory technologies and are eager to learn and understand various chemical skills and product development processes
  • You have experience in data analysis and modeling, preferably in a scientific or engineering environment, with a strong understanding of statistical methods and machine learning algorithms (e.g., regression, classification)
  • You are proficient in data analysis tools (e.g., Python, R) and the design of experiment tools such as Minitab and JMP, and have experience with data visualization tools like Excel, Power BI, Tableau, and, ideally, more advanced platforms
  • Ideally, you bring knowledge or experience in advanced technologies such as IoT, finite element analysis (FEA), and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Customer satisfaction is key to you; you understand the importance of building strong relationships with stakeholders and are ready to offer creative solutions
  • You are open to relocation and embracing new challenges, with a willingness to explore diverse post-program career opportunities across our global Innovation network
  • Proficiency in English is essential, as you will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds

The program starts on November 1, 2024, at our Inspiration Center in Duesseldorf, Germany. We provide full relocation support to ensure a smooth transition. Upon completing the program after 18 months, you are encouraged to explore exciting career opportunities at Henkel’s global locations, e.g., Ireland, USA, India, China, and many more. We believe in nurturing talent globally and supporting your career aspirations wherever they may take you.
Join us and embark on a journey of innovation and growth, making a significant impact on a digital and sustainable future. Apply now to be a part of our dynamic team!

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24066209
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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