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Avery Dennison Research Scientist in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania

Company Description

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science and digital identification solutions company that provides a wide range of branding and information solutions that optimize labor and supply chain efficiency, reduce waste, advance sustainability, circularity and transparency, and better connect brands and consumers. Our products and solutions include labeling and functional materials, radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays and tags, software applications that connect the physical and digital, and a variety of products and solutions that enhance branded packaging and carry or display information that improves the customer experience. Serving an array of industries worldwide — including home and personal care, apparel, general retail, e-commerce, logistics, food and grocery, pharmaceuticals and automotive — we employ approximately 35,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Our reported sales in 2023 were $8.4 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

Advanced Materials Solutions (AMS) provides global expertise in front-end innovation acceleration, ecosystem scouting, opportunity de-risking, core adhesive technologies, coatings and novel film chemistry.

Avery Dennison is seeking a dynamic individual to join the Advanced Material Solutions (AMS) team, a global R&D team within the Materials Group business unit.  The Research Scientist will advance the organization with leading new technology development, proof of concept studies, and identification of external innovation opportunities specifically for thermally and electrically insulative materials for emerging markets.  Expertise in synthesis, formulation and testing of polymeric materials is considered a plus.


Collaboration across regional product development teams, commercial leaders and operations is expected. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of technical coaching and mentoring within a diverse team.  Being able to connect emerging market and customer needs to new technology development projects is also considered a plus.  


Representative Activities:

  • Lead project teams developing technologies or products to support business needs in energy storage applications.

  • Development of project milestones, resourcing needs, timelines and investment

  • Identify emerging technologies in the ecosystem and vet technical readiness and feasibility 

  • Update and make recommendations to R&D and business leadership on platform progress.

  • Conduct and/or coordinate experiments and associated testing 

  • Supervise and coach junior technicians and scientists.

  • Expand core technology through careful study of the literature, new scientific discovery, external development and development of intellectual property.

  • Transfer knowledge to fellow scientists and business leaders via presentations, technical reports and day-to-day interaction.

  • Maintain an accurate lab notebook and records.

  • Actively participate in process safety management and employee safety programs to help drive continuous improvement. 




  • BS, MS or PhD with 5+ years of research or industry experience (can include academia) in chemistry, polymer science, materials science or materials engineering


Considered a Plus:

  • Experience with thermally or electrically insulative materials

  • Knowledge of materials and chemistry within batteries or energy storage systems 

  • Synthesis, formulation and structure property studies of polymeric materials

  • Technology and IP landscaping

  • Project management experience utilizing Stagegate or Agile methodologies

  • Use of artificial intelligence and/or machine learning in materials development 

  • Leading, mentoring and developing scientists




  • Demonstrated excellent verbal & written communication skills

  • Well-developed time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to foster creativity/innovation while ensuring project progress and lab efficiency

  • Experience with laboratory safety, chemical hazards, and full understanding of Safety Data Sheets 

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

  • Potential travel 10-20% of time


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.

If you require accommodations to view or apply for a job, alternative methods are available to submit an application. Please contact (440)534-6000 or NA.TA.Operations@averydennison.com to discuss reasonable accommodations.

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