Senior Adhesive Scientist - develop adhesives for impactful products


Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark


Do you want to work cross-organisational in a highly specialised and project-based setting, where you get to deep-dive into all stages of our project development? Are you motivated by the chance to really impact the development of our products and get close to our users?


At Coloplast, you will join an expert team and a great environment – where we work to ultimately make a difference to people with intimate health care needs.

Join a highly specialised team within adhesive and sensor technologies
At our HQ in Humlebæk, you will join a team of 10 colleagues highly specialised in adhesive and sensor technologies. We are one of 3 departments in the Materials area, ensuring the development and selection of material solutions for our products and packaging within Continence Care, Ostomy Care, Bowel Care, and Wound & Skin Care.


”It’s a very international, diverse team with a high degree of expertise – and even though we work on separate projects, we have a solid cooperation and a strong tradition for knowledge sharing,” says Lotte Klein, Head of Adhesive and Sensor Technologies.


Together, we welcome you to a project-based environment where we work cross-functionally with other specialists and project managers across the organisation. We pride ourselves on having a strong commitment to caring for each other, and we are looking forward to incorporating a new colleague into our community.


Focus on adhesive development in cross-organisational projects
As our new Senior Adhesive Scientist, you will develop adhesive formulations for our products. 
Doing so, you will work as a subject matter expert on various projects alongside project managers, laboratory technicians, product designers and other specialists as part of cross-functional teams. 
Your work might also include collaboration with universities and other external partners.


The projects may vary in size and scope and are typically related to adhesive development for ostomy care or wound care products.


Among other things, you will:

  • Formulate recipes within pressure-sensitive adhesives
  • Identify new relevant polymer materials to investigate
  • Do material characterisation such as rheology and other relevant methods
  • Document material properties and performance


"This is a chance to make an important impact on our products, which are so crucial for our users – and if you have the motivation, there’s also a chance to get even closer to our users and understand their needs better", Lotte continues. 


A scientific background and hands-on experience
You thrive when you get to do what you do best – intensively utilising your expert knowledge and spending your time with your head in the game. 


Furthermore, we imagine that you:

  • Have either a PhD or a master’s degree, most likely within polymer chemistry, but it could also be within e.g. material technology or organic chemistry 
  • Have solid hands-on experience with polymer chemistry 
  • Have experience with relevant material characterisation methods
  • Understand the importance of documentation when working in a regulated industry
  • Speak and write English effortlessly


Ideally, you also:

  • Know about the recyclability and sustainability of polymers 
  • Have experience with ISO 13485 and medical documentation 
  • Have experience with pressure-sensitive adhesives


If you would like to know more about the position, please call Head of Adhesive and Sensor Technologies Lotte Klein on +45 49 11 25 72. We will take candidates into the recruitment process continuously, so do not hesitate to apply. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.



Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 16.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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