Senior R&D Chemist



Divyne is looking for a solutions oriented, forward-thinking, Senior R&D Chemist to manage and lead the smooth operation of all R&D activities. This individual will leverage their knowledge in the scientific principles of chemistry to support our growing product lines, help streamline tests and scale-up internal processes. This individual should be nimble, adaptive and comfortable in a fast paced environment, with the ability to multitask and take risks. They will be a key member of our Product team, and work with Product Marketing, Operations and third party labs to ensure that formulations adhere to Divyne's formulating guidelines and product briefs.

6 month expectations

  • Utilise expertise in formulating across broad categories of product (skincare, haircare etc) to mitigate risks and support on-time product launches
  • Lead external raw material vendor relationships including researching materials, validating documentation, scheduling meetings, coordinating samples
  • Meet with raw material vendors to help identify breakthrough actives/claims and exclusive development opportunities
  • Participate in application lab activities to experiment with new materials, create formula modifications (reform and/or specific market updates), and to expedite/validate the TT process
  • Partner with Product Marketing to participate in ideation conversations for all development and provide technical support on all ingredients for the creation of the Product Dossier, PMO, and CX Q&A
  • Recommend and analyze all formula testing parameters, including Stability, RIPT/Safety, PET/Micro, Efficacy (consumer claim, clinical), and Specifications
  • Troubleshoot stability/compatibility issues with 3rd party partners and Packaging team
  • Cultivate and maintain meaningful relationships with raw material vendors and formulating partners
  • Maintain all R&D tracking documents/folders and PLM database for all projects with current and accurate information

12 months+ expectations

  • Support with raw material additions, percentages, and processes to ensure formula performance, efficacy, safety, stability, and scalability
  • Lead communication on the formulation process between Product, Marketing, Operations and 3rd party partners.
  • Partner with relevant teams to evaluate all pilot and first production batches
  • Utilise understanding of raw material sourcing, costs and lead-times to keep the pulse on value engineering opportunities
  • Troubleshoot any formula issue and be able to lead the task-force to identify where the issue is coming from and advise on solutions
  • Leverage in-depth experience managing development from inception, through testing, scale-up and manufacturing in order to support our 3rd party partners and create efficiencies
  • Review and understand formula chemistry (characteristics) as paired with CM capabilities
  • Audit and provide assessment of 3rd party labs and manufacturing facilities on capabilities, quality and reliability


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field
  • 5+ years of independent formula development experience in both skincare and haircare products from ideation to finished goods
  • Exceptional interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate English skills, international background preferred
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with proven track record of viable solutions
  • Experience working with and managing 3rd party partnerships
  • Preferred experience with manufacturing and production across broad product categories and established relationships with domestic and international raw material suppliers and/or formulating partners
  • Commitment to our core values


  • Competitive starting salary, negotiable based on experience
  • Fast progression potential for the right person
  • High-performance, internationally-minded team
  • Modern, private office building, 5 minutes from BTS Bearing
  • Transparent company culture
  • Profit share program that offers uncapped bonus potential based on company performance

Divyne is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity.

Compensation and benefits

Competitive salary

Our compensation packages are industry leading, with quarterly reviews to maximise growth and recognition.


We share a percentage of our profits with all team members, in exchange for operating as an owner. We're in this together.

Long-term growth

We invest in our team's passions and skills with educational courses, books and learning budgets available for all.

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