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Scientist - Product Services (Materials ID)

Date: Jul 5, 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.

Position Description:

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company is seeking a research and development analytical chemist to support the development of tobacco products consistent with RJRT’s Growth, Innovation and Harm Reduction Platforms. A 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. A background in X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and/or Raman spectroscopy is a plus. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with different research areas to develop a broad understanding of tobacco chemistry.  They will work on established tobacco research programs and projects requiring creative thinking, independent research and interaction with R&D scientists, Product Development, Product Integrity, external academic collaborators, and research contractors.


Key Responsibilities:

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


Position Qualifications:


Education and Experience:

  • Advanced degree preferably in analytical chemistry
  • Experience with spectroscopy systems hardware and software



  • Excellent project management and team work skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written/oral communication and presentation 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  



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.


Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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