Research Chemist - Sustainable Acrylic Adhesives (m/f/x)

  • Location: â€‹Hamburg, Norderstedt - tesa Headquarter
  • Entry as: Permanent
  • Work Area: Research and Development


What you will do

In our technology laboratory, we develop solvent-free adhesives for technical adhesives tapes. The position to be filled is intended to help us expand our leading position in the field of sustainable materials and processes.

  • Development of adhesive building blocks, technology modules, processes and methods in the area of acrylic and non-acrylic solvent-free pressure sensitive adhesives
  • Systematic development and expansion of know-how in the field of radical polymerization of pressure sensitive adhesives (e.g. polyacrylate)
  • Scientific conception, evaluation and implementation of new concepts in close cooperation with adjacent departments, suppliers and external cooperation partners
  • Coordination and implementation of new chemical concepts on laboratory and pilot plant scale
  • Self-sufficient execution of projects and feasibility studies in interdisciplinary teams
  • Support securing research and development results by IP

What you will need

  • Chemist (PhD) with comprehensive knowledge in organic synthesis or polymer chemistry
  • First experience in the field of radical polymerization (e.g especially UV initiated acrylates or  synthesis of polyurethane based adhesives).
  • Confident in preparative laboratory work
  • Quick perception and evaluation of novel chemical concepts and their potentials
  • Independent, team-oriented and analytical working style
  • Assertive personality with distinctive organization, communication and networking skills
  • Experience using statistical design of experiments desirable
  • Confident presentation of laboratory results at internal and external events
  • Excellent language skills in English and beginner (B1) level in German and routine in using of typical office applications (MS Office 365 etc.), Chinese and Korean language skills are a plus.

What you can expect

tesa is one of the world's leading manufacturers of adhesive tape solutions, with a range of more than 7,000 products.  With passion for technology, we drive innovation, reliability, and sustainability to shape a better future.

Our solutions make a difference in the work, products, and lives of our customers across a variety of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, and Home applications. With this, we address a broad segment of business customers, but also you as a private consumer.

You might be surprised to discover the many places where our adhesive solutions are at work, from the battery in your electric car, to the display of your mobile phone, and even in the elevator in your building. Wherever you look, you'll find tesa - holding the world together since more than 125 years.