Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Sr. Staff Toxicologist - Scientific & Reg. Affairs in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Sr. Staff Toxicologist - Scientific & Reg. Affairs

Date:Jul 30, 2017

Location:Winston-Salem, NC, 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 Reynolds American Services Company—a subsidiary that provides support services, including compliance, HR, law, finance, information management, and more to all of the subsidiaries of RAI.

Job Summary:

Senior Staff Scientist – Toxicologist supports enterprise-wide regulatory strategies and advocacy efforts, particularly as they relate to product clearance. Through strong leadership and technical expertise, this position supports Scientific & Regulatory Affairs by assisting, developing, and/or leading projects and programs aligned with scientific strategies for current and future market products.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Apply toxicological principles to address complex regulatory requirements for product submissions

Maintain high level of toxicological expertise by identifying and critically assessing emerging theories and methodologies and applying gained expertise to meet research objectives that align with strategic objectives

Support the development of tactical plans, which support research strategies and advocacy efforts

Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders across a broad set of disciplines and contexts

Support and/or develop toxicological research efforts that support regulatory submissions for products

Job Requirements:


Degree in Toxicology or related field required. Graduate degree preferred. DABT preferred


3 years of experience or 5 years of progressive relative experience

Required Skills:

Basic understanding of human health risk assessment concepts and methods

Demonstrated ability to manage and execute multiple projects

Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation

Preferred Skills:

Understanding of the tobacco category and relevant industry experience

Experience with in silico toxicology techniques, e.g., QSAR, PBPK, and/or BBDR modeling

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

  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers

  • 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

  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union

  • 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:Winston-Salem