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Master Scientist Clinical Studies

Date: Jan 26, 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 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 (RAIS) is seeking a qualified Master Scientist - Clinical Studies to lead scientific oversight of clinical studies with new and existing tobacco products to support regulatory submissions and to further advance the science of tobacco harm reduction. 

The incumbent will actively collaborate with internal scientific, technical, and management teams to drive clinical study design, support study execution, and lead interpretation and dissemination of the resulting data.

The individual must be able to direct the scientific implementation of multiple projects simultaneously. The Clinical Studies Liaison will actively partner with groups across RAI operating companies, internal team members, and external vendors to ensure project deliverables and timelines are met.

The job level for this role will be determined by a combination of experience, education, and leadership skills.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review, interpret, and/or apply research concepts from the scientific literature to RAIS clinical studies.
  • Lead scientific oversight for a program of clinical studies outsourced to contract research organizations.
  • Lead, contribute to, or assist with the study design and interpretation of resulting data to support product development, regulatory submissions, and exploratory research.
  • Lead, contribute to, or assist with the preparation and publication of scientific results obtained from RAIS’s clinical studies in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present, as appropriate, at scientific meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with project study teams comprised of internal staff and external vendors.
  • Ensure that studies are designed and conducted in compliance with Good Clinical Practices (GCP) requirements, applicable FDA regulations/guidance, and RAIS standard operating procedures.



Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • PhD, or Master’s degree required in psychology, neuroscience, biology, chemistry, medical science,  pharmacy, public health, toxicology, or a related discipline.
  • Three to seven years of work experience in scientific research, preferably with experience in clinical or behavioral studies.
  • Experience in publication and presentation of scientific data.


  • Experience with FDA regulatory submissions.

 The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • Ability to drive collaborative efforts cross-functionally and externally with outsourced vendors.
  • Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management and team collaboration skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with/knowledge of tobacco research.
  • Ability to creatively contribute to key strategies at the department/division/enterprise level.

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.


Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.

Telephone: 262-439-1893


Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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