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

Sr Scientist - Biomarker Research

Date:Apr 30, 2018

Location:Winston-Salem, 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.

RAI Services Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (RAI), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco plc. The RAI companies manufacture several leading brands of diverse tobacco products ranging from cigarettes to oral tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, and nicotine replacement therapies.

RAI companies and people are committed to innovation and transformation of the tobacco industry for achieving tobacco harm reduction, youth tobacco prevention and commercial integrity.

Our employees are encouraged and expected to think and act boldly – and are rewarded for it. RAI companies offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

Position Description:

A Scientist position is immediately available for highly motivated candidates with a background in managing biology/biomarker projects. The incumbent is expected to actively collaborate, plan and drive coordination and execution of different projects within the department. The chosen individual will have hands on experience in biological and clinical research, as well as managing vendor relationships. Prior industry experience in biology /clinical research in industry, would be required.

The successful candidate is expected to manage multiple projects in tobacco use-related research. The candidate will work effectively and independently with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, interface with CROs and manage outsourced projects, be self-motivated, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This position offers opportunities for exploring new research directions, developing collaborations, publishing research findings and ample professional growth.

The candidate will have a MS degree in biological sciences with experience in bench research in molecular biology and cell biology, understanding of good clinical practices, clinical research and regulatory science. Excellent communication skills, good organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects are necessary.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities include:

• Deliverables –

  • Manage and support the conduct of clinical and basic science research projects

  • Support the coordination of various activities within the department

  • Compliance - Ensure that all projects are conducted in compliance with applicable Company policies and applicable FDA and other government regulations/ guidelines.

  • Lead – Contribute and lead collaborative teams comprised of internal staff and external vendors.

  • Publishing - Contribute to the preparation and publication of scientific results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present, as appropriate.

Position Qualification:

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidates must have a MS degree in biological sciences with experience in bench research in molecular biology and cell biology, understanding of good clinical practices, clinical research and regulatory science.

  • Demonstrated expertise (2-4 years in industry setting) in managing and coordinating basic science and clinical research projects

  • Proven understanding of Good Clinical Practices, FDA and OECD guidelines

The Ideal Candidate will possess

  • Excellent project management, time management and collaboration skills

  • Ability to drive collaborative efforts cross-functionally and externally with outsourced vendors and academic collaborators

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, and to develop additional skills as necessary

  • Ability to creatively contribute to key strategies at the department level

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills of dependability, reliability, and credibility.

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.



Nearest Major Market:Winston-Salem