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.