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Reynolds American Scientist Quality Control in Owensboro, Kentucky

Scientist Quality Control

Reynolds American is evolving at a pace like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be the change!


SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Non Management Level

FUNCTION: Scientific Research & Development

LOCATION: Owensboro, KY


Reports to

Director Analytical Services

Number of Direct Reports


Core Relationships

Internal – Manufacturing, QA, Plant growth and facilities.

Geographic Scope


Travel Required



  • Understands Company and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) strategies and ensures alignment of workstreams with strategic plan.

  • Applies technical/professional principles, theories, and concepts and interprets results in the quality system

  • Identifies, develops, and implements new technologies, processes, and associated systems

  • Designs and leads projects and collaborates on project activities with cross-functional areas; prepares and presents reports to

  • management on these projects or other subjects within expertise.

  • Continues to broaden knowledge base and supply to project workstreams.

  • Interacts with technical groups, functional business partners, suppliers, professional organizations, academia, consultants, etc. to

  • conduct project initiatives.

  • Complete QC assay protocols across raw materials, in-process products, final products, and stability.

  • Perform QC assay protocols for environmental and water monitoring

  • Implements new/improved standards, methods, and procedures (e.g., assays) for inspecting, testing, and evaluating precision, accuracy, efficiency, and reliability / stability of products.

  • Generates and compiles data and documents results of testing procedures, provides evidence-driven recommendations on how to

  • improve existing processes to program leader.

  • Helps revise SOPs and update method procedures and checklists


  • Do you have experience with quality control (in pharma)?

  • Do you have knowledge with environmental or water monitoring?

  • Have you worked with method qualification/validation?


  • 1-5 years of previous experience in Quality Control or similar laboratory work

  • Technical knowledge and expertise in applicable area(s) (i.e pharmaceutical quantitative and qualitative analysis).

  • Project management skills, including prioritizing and managing assignments to ensure activities are aligned with project timeline.

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • 4-year undergraduate degree or 3 years relevant experience


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, preferably analytical chemistry

  • Hands-on experience with modern analytical instrumentation


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

  • Great Place to Work Certified

  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building extraordinary capabilities for innovation in four strategic locations

  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and partnership underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American.We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!


Benefit Information

The following is a general summary of the competitive compensation and benefit plans we offer:

  • 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

  • Company contributes an additional three percent to 401(k) whether employee participates or not

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs)

  • Health Savings Account start-up contribution for employees who elect the high deductible health plan

  • Flexible spending accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care allowing employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses during the calendar year

  • Employee assistance program offering 8 free counselling sessions, per issue, each calendar year for employees and their dependents

  • Company paid life insurance of 1x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Company paid accidental death or dismemberment insurance of 2x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Voluntary insurances offered at group rates: employee and dependent life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness, accident coverage, disability buy-up, and auto & home insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan support

  • Dependent Scholarship Programs

  • Free confidential personal financial counselling service

  • On-site health centers and 24/7 fitness centers at certain company locations

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

  • Health-care concierge service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Extensive training opportunities

  • Company vehicle for eligible employees

  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees

  • Paid Leave:

  • Sick and Personal Time (exempt employees may be excused with pay for brief absences; non-exempt employees receive up to 6 days)

  • Vacation (levels Below Senior Director receive 15 days (pro-rated during first year of service); Senior Director and Officers receive 25 days (pro-rated during first year of service)).

  • Holidays (Nine company recognized and two annual personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion)

  • Paid Parental Leave + temporary reduced work schedule opportunity

  • Funeral Leave

  • Short-Term Disability Leave

  • Long-Term Disability Leave

  • Jury Duty Leave

  • Military Leave

  • Released Time for Children’s Education

  • Community Outreach Leave

  • Other paid leave benefits, as required by state or local law

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees who want to grow their careers. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives!

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 age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.