Germany, Hamburg, Henkel Consumer Brands

PhD Thesis Hair Science

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Gain unique experience of working and researching in close cooperation with the University of Hamburg and Henkel Consumer Brands R&D department
  • Get special insights into the industry while working on relevant and innovative hair care research topics
  • Investigate the mechanical properties of various human hair types
  • Adapt applicable experimental and synergistic approaches
  • Develop suitable ways for high-precision data analysis
  • Note: The position will start with an approx. 6 month practical onboarding time in our headquarters in Düsseldorf


  • Student preferably with a finished Master’s degree, last year of Master studies also possible, in the field of chemistry, chemical engineering, cosmetical engineering, material or polymer science
  • Additional background in physics is welcomed
  • Fluent in German and English language
  • Good analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills as well as a goal-oriented way of working
  • Availability as of April 2024

We offer you an attractive salary € 2300 gross per month.

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 23058930
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Limited Term
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