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Reynolds American Analytical Chemist in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Analytical Chemist

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!


SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Non-Management

FUNCTION: Analytical Services

LOCATION: Bowman Gray Technical Center - Winston-Salem, NC.


Reports to

Senior Manager – Materials ID

Number of Direct Reports


Core Relationships

InternalOperations, Product Development/Deploy, R&D

ExternalContractors, Vendors, Academia

Geographic Scope


Travel Required

< 5%


  • Utilize scientific expertise to perform analytical testing to support new product development.

  • Collaborate with other scientists and product developers regarding research projects to focus on bold, new consumer driven initiatives.

  • Provide QA/QC support to Operations in a timely manner.

  • Effectively communicate with clients to ensure testing is appropriate to meet business needs and results are understood.

  • Support the development of tobacco products and beyond nicotine products consistent with RJR’s Growth, Innovation and Harm Reduction Platforms.

  • Work on established tobacco and beyond nicotine research programs and projects requiring creative thinking, independent research and interaction with R&D scientists, Product Development, Operations, external academic collaborators, and research contractors.

  • Material testing/characterization utilizing Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy, thermal analysis (TGA, DSC thermal conductivity) and/or scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectrometry.


  • Are you passionate about analytical chemist?

  • Are you resilient to changes in a fast-paced environment?


  • Bachelor's degree or Advanced degree (Ph.D. or M.S. preferably in analytical chemistry).

  • Excellent project management and teamwork skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and compliance.

  • Strong background in materials testing/characterization utilizing Fourier Transform infrared spectroscopy, thermal analysis (TGA, DSC thermal conductivity) and/or scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive spectrometry is highly desired.

  • Operational background in chromatography is a strong plus.

  • Experience with X-ray flurescence spectroscopy and broad ion beam milling is a plus.


  • Experience with spectroscopy systems hardware and software.

  • Experience with chromatography systems hardware and software is a plus.


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

  • Reynolds American certified as Great Place to Work

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

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 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!


Wage Information

  • Annual Salary: Minimum: $77,700; Maximum: $104,000.

  • Bonus Target: 10% percent

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

  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers at manufacturing locations

  • 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 counseling service

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

  • Healthcare concierge service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Extensive training opportunities

  • Paid Leave:

  • Sick and Personal Time (up to 6 days)

  • Vacation (15 days (pro-rated days 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 are 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.