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Sr Staff Scientist - Statistician

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 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 position will contribute to enterprise-wide efforts to engage and inform FDA on regulatory science, with an emphasis on social and behavioral outcomes. With an expectation of strong technical expertise, this position will support Scientific & Regulatory Affairs projects and programs aligned for regulatory submissions related to new and existing products.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Identify and apply rigorous analytic approaches to address regulatory requirements for product submissions in the areas of consumer perceptions and intentions, survey research, and population modeling to measure/predict behavioral outcomes.

Provide strong quantitative statistical expertise in collaboration with existing departmental scientific expertise to address regulatory research objectives.  

Assist in the development of analytic plans that support enterprise-wide regulatory needs.

Support, develop, and execute statistical analyses of existing internal and external datasets that support regulatory submissions for current and future products.


Job Requirements:


Graduate degree (MS or PhD) in statistics, biostatistics, or related field required. 



Minimum 2 years of applied statistical experience.


Required Skills: 

Expertise to provide broad statistical support across a wide range of behavioral outcomes;

Ability to contribute to project decisions in the areas of pre-study planning, protocol development, sample size/power calculations, statistical analysis plan preparation, and data quality;

Understanding of advanced statistical methods and ability to apply complex and innovative statistical approaches (e.g., multivariate analysis, complex weighting, imputation, modeling and simulation);

Strong verbal and written communication skills, with experience in peer-reviewed publications and scientific conference presentations;

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

Ability to plan work and meet deadlines; and,

Broad understanding of the tobacco category.


Preferred Skills:

Expertise in both quantitative and qualitative study analytic methods;

Experience working in SAS, STATA, and/or SPSS;

Experience in data requirements for regulatory submissions; and,

Experience in survey design and psychometrics testing.

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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