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Reynolds American Medical Writer (Science & Public Health Affairs) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Medical Writer (Science & Public Health Affairs)

Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly 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 a part of this journey!



FUNCTION: Scientific Research & Development

LOCATION: Washington DC


Reports to

SVP Scientific & Public Health Affairs

Number of Direct Reports


Core Relationships

Global Life Sciences, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Business Communications, Legal and External Affairs, and other SR&D divisions

Geographic Scope


Travel Required


The Medical Writerwill contribute to the development of effective science-based education materials and tools with the aim ofadvancing Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) in the USA. You will be part of a new and growing team focused on scientific and public health affairs. Yourprimary responsibilities of this role are to (1) author high quality medical/technical/scientific writing from planning and coordination through final written product, (2) take sophisticated science and data, and translate that into compelling stakeholder-specific education, (3) supply scientific/technical expertise and knowledge on multiple topics related to tobacco harm reduction and reduced risk products, (4) be an active collaborator across multiple functions. You will maintain high scientific standards and integrity, while adhering to all applicable regulations and procedures. This is an opportunity to be a part of a new team and help build a new strategy and program, during an exciting progressive time at the company whose new mission is focused on a future smokeless world. It is a chance to make a difference in a significant way.


  • Lead the development and execution of various high-quality written documents and materials that support the scientific and public health affairs initiatives.

  • Evaluate, interpret, and synthesize scientific/technical/medical data and information into key communication pieces.

  • Lead and provide scientific/technical/medical writing and editing expertise on scientific papers, abstracts and oral presentations, white papers, scientific reviews, opinion and position papers.

  • Support drafting of various correspondence to external scientific, public health and government bodies.

  • Create tables, figures and slides for various presentation/writing/publication initiatives that effectively communicates complex science to different audiences.

  • Track various scientific THR topics and liaise with subject matter experts to provide topline interpretation.

  • Contribute to the development and refinement of THR related initiatives that impact public health policy.

  • Liaise and work effectively and productively with multiple functions while executing various projects and plans.

  • Provide oversight, lead assignments and deliverables of external scientific/technical writing vendors, as applicable.

  • Maintain current awareness of good-publication practices, editorial policies, and journal-specific guidelines and apply these to various functional publication projects.

  • Establish relationships and partner with both internal and external stakeholders across a broad set of disciplines and contexts.


  • MS in biology, toxicology, clinical, health or social science with 3-5 years of relevant work experience preferred OR post-graduate degree in biology, toxicology, clinical, health or social science with 1-2 years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience working in a regulated industry, such as tobacco/nicotine, pharmaceutical, and/or medical devices.

  • Strong business, medical, and/or technical writing skills and attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated capacity to quickly accumulate and apply broad, cross-functional business knowledge.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and execute multiple projects often under heightened time constraints.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Candidates not meeting the specific degree requirements stated above will be considered if they have 6 years of direct experience in tobacco product development and/or preparation of pre-market applications to regulatory agencies.


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 world-class 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 teamwork 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 optimally 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.