United States, Trumbull, CT, Henkel Consumer Brands

Principal Scientist, Claim Support

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  • Partner with Technical Product leaders to understand needs/opportunities and design, execute and deliver testing for fabric care experiments to address questions and meet objectives.
  • In this core R&D function, you will help define and deliver key insights, robust testing (instrumental and sensory testing), and substantiation/defense of consumer relevant product claims as a part of the Henkel's Consumer Brands Business.
  • Responsible for applying knowledge of testing/sensory methods to support the development of formulas and fragrances across a breadth of laundry & home care categories.
  • Collaborate with R&D & Marketing team members to ensure smooth work flow and open lines of communication.
  • Design, execute and analyze performance tests.
  • Maintain and grow testing/sensory testing to support business needs.
  • Conduct analysis, interpretation and reporting of test findings.


  • Education: BA/MS in Sensory Science, Chemistry, or related scientific discipline.
  • 5+ years' experience in product performance/sensory testing OR BS in related fields with 7-10 years’ experience in product performance/sensory testing.
  • Ability to effectively partner with cross functional and external counterparts.
  • Ability to understand technical literature, sensory, consumer, performance and clinical test data and integrate as supporting claim evidence or in support of formula recommendations.
  • Have Basic Statistical knowledge, with modelling/advanced stats expertise an advantage. Experience with JMP, Qualtrics software a plus.
  • Experience in independently designing and executing scientific testing with human subjects, sensory testing experience a plus.
  • Completed course work in Sensory, Statistics, Market Research or Business, and/or completion of certificate programs (i.e. UC Davis Sensory Certification, University of Georgia Market Research Certification).

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Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

The salary for this role is $100,000 - $120,000 This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

JOB ID: req53766
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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