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Our client is an international and leading global player in the adhesives industry. For the location in Hamburg/Germany we support the search for a scientific expert who embraces innovation and new ideas as

Senior Scientist - Functional Polymers (m/f/d)

Main duties

  • Design and synthesize functional polymers with unique properties.
  • Characterize the synthesized polymers, ensuring their functionality and viability for various sustainable adhesive technologies and products.
  • Utilize extensive experience in literature search and patents, preferably as an inventor, to contribute to the IP portfolio and strategy.
  • Create and develop the technology roadmap and lead key projects.
  • Lead an interdisciplinary team of scientists, fostering collaboration and driving innovation.
  • Collaborate with external R&D partners, leveraging open innovation opportunities.
  • Serve as the responsible specialist, contributing to sustainable product development.

Experiences / Skills / Personality / Education:

  • PhD in Polymer Chemistry or Polymer Engineering (habilitation or junior professorship optional).
  • Strong technical & academic background, high visibility in the field via patents and publications.
  • Familiar with synthesis and characterization of cutting-edge functional polymers (e.g., self-healing, debonding on demand, dynamic networks, shape-memory polymers, and nanocomposites).
  • 10+ years of business experience, with at least 5 years in industrial research or development in adhesives or construction chemistry.
  • You are a strong networker (universities, institutes, conferences, start-ups, ..) who can collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders across a global matrix organization.
  • You have a customer-centric and service-oriented mindset and a proven track record of delivering results.
  • You are process oriented person, strategic with out-of-the-box thinking abilities, hands-on and analytical.
  • Business-fluent English, other languages (German) welcome.

What our client offers you:

  • A position with a very high degree of freedom, exciting challenges and the opportunity to help develop the future of the dynamic and future-oriented company with passion.
  • Interesting development opportunity in a strong global organization at a globally leading company.
  • Attractive package, corporate pension scheme as well as various exciting social benefits.

Location: Hamburg

If you are interested in this exciting position and you meet the above requirements, please send your business card in the form of an informative CV by e-mail only to Mr. Dr. Achim Gast. We will then get in touch with you.

DELTACON Düsseldorf GmbH - Executive Search & Recruiting
Dr. Achim Gast
Königsallee 27 · D-40212 Düsseldorf
+49 157 92353188 · gast@deltacon.com