Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Scientist IV - Agronomy Research in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Scientist IV - Agronomy Research

Date:Feb 8, 2019

Location:Winston-Salem, NC, US

Company:RAI

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 with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company—the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall.

R J Reynolds Tobacco Company

Research & Development – Scientist IV

Scope:

The Tobacco Agronomy Scientist is responsible for establishing and maintaining on-farm tobacco research contracts and executing field trials complete with crop establishment, data collection and record keeping, along with statistical analysis and report writing. The individual must possess strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to establish collaborative relationships. He/she must be able to work well in a team environment as well as independently in their field of expertise. Extensive travel required with frequent overnight stays. Must be capable and willing to work in an often hot, humid, dirty, field environment and able to lift 50 lbs. independently.

Position Summary:

  • Establish and maintain contracts with farmers for on-farm tobacco research field trials.

  • Participate and lead team efforts to clean and inventory tobacco seed and produce needed tobacco transplants for field trials.

  • Field plot lay-out and design for tobacco research in all types of tobacco: flue-cured, burley, dark-air, dark-fired and oriental.

  • Oversee transplanting, crop establishment and general agricultural practices required to produce a uniform tobacco crop for the purpose of field research.

  • Schedule harvesting, curing, grading and sampling of all field plots.

  • Submission of tobacco samples for chemistry analysis to outside contract labs and data retrieval and statistical analysis.

  • Final report writing to include recommended next steps based on results.

Position qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Crop, Soil, Weed Science or related field; 3+ years of relevant tobacco experience. PhD or Masters preferred.

  • Minimum (2) years experience in conducting field trials for tobacco or similar crop.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep accurate records in an on-farm field situation.

  • Highly skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Strong and demonstrated ability to use statistical analysis software such as (SAS™, JMP™)

  • Experience with or ability to quickly learn and independently use software for barcoding to streamline data collection and databases for data archiving.

  • Excellent and demonstrated project management, time management and team collaborative skills.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

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

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:

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.

Telephone:262-439-1893

Email: TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com

Nearest Major Market:Winston-Salem

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