Research Scientist – Polymer synthesis (m/f/x)

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


What you will do

  • Find creative ideas for new multifunctional polymer-based materials, product designs and fabrication technologies
  • Assessment, selection and implementation of most promising ideas
  • Polymer, compound and formulation development for new functional adhesives or films and integration in prototypes and products
  • Identify suitable innovation partners, customers or suppliers and orchestrate interdisciplinary cooperations to accelerate innovation, especially in discovery projects
  • Take over responsibility to lead projects and contribute to feasibility studies in interdisciplinary teams. Supervision of technicians, apprentices and interns in the lab
  • Secure development results with own IP
  • Trend scouting and ideation

What you will need

  • PhD in chemistry, material science, chemical engineering or similar discipline and optionally postdoctoral experience in an interdisciplinary field.
  • Deep scientific understanding in organic and polymer chemistry, synthesis chemistry and reaction mechanisms
  • Professional experience in the fields of rheology, polymer reaction engineering and analytic methods advantageous
  • Competence and enthusiasm to study and extract relevant information from literature and patents and to transfer it to own work
  • Motivation to cope with challenging and changing new tasks and interest for trends and innovation
  • Proactive, team oriented and analytic workstyle and practical hands-on mentality also in the lab
  • Excellent English skill

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.