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Avery Dennison Polymer Development Scientist in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides branding and information labeling solutions, including pressure-sensitive materials, radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, and a variety of converted products and solutions. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of labeling and functional materials that enhance branded packaging, carry or display information that connects the physical and the digital, and improve customers’ product performance. The company serves an array of industries worldwide, including home and personal care, apparel, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive. The company employs approximately 36,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Reported sales in 2022 were $9.0 billion. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.

At Avery Dennison, some of the great benefits we provide are:

  • Health & Wellness benefits starting on day 1 of employment

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401K eligibility

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Employee Assistance Program eligibility / Health Advocate

  • Paid vacation and Paid holidays

Job Description

Avery Dennison is seeking a Polymer Development Scientist to expand the Performance Polymer Division’s (PPD) technical team at our production and research facility in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania.

Reporting to the Global R&D Manager the successful candidate will support development of acrylic polymers for the global pressure sensitive adhesive market.

We are looking for someone with proven skills in polymer design and acrylic polymerization.

As a polymer development scientist, you will participate as the technical lead on multi-functional project teams, driving innovation and new product development from concept to commercialization.

Representative Activities

  • Conduct hands-on lab scale polymerizations and formulated prototypes of adhesives and coatings

  • Setup and conduct experiments, perform relevant application and analytical testing in the laboratory, following established procedures. Work is typically peer reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall accuracy and adequacy.

  • Translate new product requirements into actionable work plans.

  • Understand and scope experimental design objectives, gather and analyze data, develop findings, prepare technical reports to be shared both inter-organizationally and with external customers.

  • Transfer knowledge to project teams and R&D community via presentations, technical reviews and day-to-day interaction.

  • Working closely with other departments, lead the scale-up of new adhesives from laboratory through pilot and to full scale production

  • Work closely with project team members and key partners of other departments, including marketing, quality, process engineering, operations and supply chain to ensure favorable R&D project outcomes and product launches.

  • Coach technician and lab support colleagues

  • Conduct travel (up to 15%) for the purposes of gathering customer needs, performing experimental trials and team collaboration.



(minimum) Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or related field


  • Experience in synthesis, formulation and scale-up of emulsion and solution acrylic polymers

  • Knowledge of formulation of solvent, emulsion, and hot melt adhesive systems is advantageous

  • Ability to manage multiple technical projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage changing priorities.

  • Experience in commercial product development within the adhesives or coating industry

  • Ability to assess and interpret the requirements of customers (which are often poorly defined) and convert these into actionable adhesive design and testing strategies

  • Demonstrable knowledge of analytical techniques and materials characterization methods

  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to define, coordinate and execute overall requirements.

  • Effective verbal & written communication skills

Additional Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled