Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) R&D Scientist - ASC in Memphis, Tennessee

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Date:Mar 20, 2017

Location:Memphis, TN, US


Reynolds American Incorporated (NYSE: RAI) is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is within American Snuff Company—the nation’s second- largest manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products. Its leading brands are Grizzly and Kodiak.

American Snuff Company is seeking to fill a Scientist IV position to support the research, evaluation and development of smokeless tobacco products. The applicant should be experienced in the development and utilization of key ingredients using good laboratory practices (GLP’s) in a regulated environment. This includes the ability to operate, troubleshoot and maintain analytical instrumentation including GC, GCMS, HPLC, HPLCMS and NIR. Previous quantitation experience with mass spectrometry using multiple-reaction-monitoring (MRM) is a plus. Experience in the food, flavor or beverage industries is a plus. The Scientist IV will also support research programs and projects requiring creative thinking, independent research, and interaction with other R&D scientists, product developers, toxicologists, microbiologists and vendors.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct routine and non-routine assays of tobacco products.

  • Manage technical projects and write research reports.

  • Support broad research initiatives to further the understanding and development of new and existing products.

  • Collaborate across Reynolds American functional groups throughout the development process to ensure development is completed within agreed upon timeframes.

  • Collaborate with Operations and Quality to qualify new materials.

  • Provide product development support and scientific insight to the research teams.

Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or equivalent.

  • Masters in Analytical Chemistry with 3 or years post-degree analytical experience

  • 5 or more years of conducting analytical chemistry research and managing technical projects

  • Strong computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office software including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook

Strongly Preferred:

  • An understanding of tobacco chemistry and fermentation.

  • Experience working in a FDA or government regulated business

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • Ability to drive collaborative efforts cross-functionally.

  • Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent project management, time management and team collaboration skills.

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrates interpersonal skills of dependability, reliability, and credibility.

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary

  • Targeted Annual Bonus

  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package

  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service

  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave

  • Confidential personal financial counseling service

  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care advocacy service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Extensive training opportunities


Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; American Snuff Company, LLC; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; and R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company.

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

Onlyapplicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.



Nearest Major Market:Memphis