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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Master Scientist - Submissions & Engagement in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Master Scientist - Submissions & Engagement

Date:Jun 6, 2019

Location:Winston-Salem, NC, US


Reynolds American Incorporated 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.

This Master Scientist role supports enterprise-wide regulatory strategies and advocacy efforts, particularly as they relate to pre-market regulatory clearance of new products by FDA. Through strong leadership and technical expertise, this role supports Scientific & Regulatory Affairs by assisting, developing and/or leading projects and scientific programs aligned with product and process-related strategies for future market introductions.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, refine, and advance company positions on product-related topics (e.g., product specifications, manufacturing processes, etc.) within the context of regulatory submissions regarding next generation tobacco products.

  • Partner/collaborate with various stakeholder groups (e.g., Product Development, Consumer Marketing, Product Services, and Manufacturing Operations).

  • Assist management of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs in developing, refining, and ultimately driving tactical plans in support of the overall product-related regulatory strategy and objectives.

  • Assist management of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs in providing strategic and operational regulatory guidance and expertise to internal stakeholders in a manner consistent with operating company’s objectives and interests.

  • Utilize technical principles and theories to assist, develop, and/or recommend solutions to complex problems.

  • Lead the development of components of pre-market clearance applications (e.g., Pre-Market Tobacco Product Applications, and Investigational Tobacco Product Applications) to be submitted to regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA).

  • Develop product and process-related regulatory strategies and advocacy efforts, associated regulatory applications, and engagement for new product introductions.

  • Coordinate and participate in preparation and revision of presentations and documents for interactions with regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA) and other relevant external shareholders.


  • Four year degree strongly preferred in electrical engineering, engineering technology or other related technical disciplines, plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in manufacturing technology, or best practices of electrical or electronic consumer product development.

  • Candidates not meeting the above degree requirements will be considered if they have 9 or more years of direct experience in manufacturing technology, electrical or electronic consumer products design, best practices of product development, and/or preparation of pre-market clearance submissions to regulatory agencies.

Required Skills:

  • Strong business and/or technical writing skills and a history of proficiency in the realm of electrical engineering or engineering technology, electrical or electronic consumer product design, or electronic consumer product development

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

  • Ability to conceive, plan and conduct work streams aligned with, and in support of, strategy

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

  • Ability to apply critical thinking & problem solving skills

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Self-motivated and works with a sense of urgency; orientation to creativity, innovation, and action

  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and obtain results in a complex multi-functional environment

  • Ability to successfully navigate a work environment with evolving priorities

  • Demonstrated ability in engaging, influencing, and collaborating with internal and external resources in order to meet regulatory and business objectives

  • Excellent organizational & project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects reflecting various timeframes simultaneously

  • Ability to apply and balance strategic and tactical thinking

  • High level understanding of the design and development of electronic consumer goods

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. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..

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.

Email: TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com

Nearest Major Market:Winston-Salem

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