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Sr. Scientist - Product Integrity Statistician

Date: Jul 19, 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.


Position Summary:


RAI Services Company is seeking a qualified Senior Statistician to support our product and process development, toxicological, and regulatory projects. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with various internal and external groups/clients to provide broad statistical support and to manage multiple projects to ensure timelines are met. This position also offers opportunities for acquiring new skills, engaging with regulatory agency (FDA/CTP), publishing research findings, mentoring young scientists and professional growth.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Select appropriate statistical approaches and conduct statistical analyses to meet client and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Communicate results via written study reports, oral presentations, and meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with clients to design experiments, develop study objectives and hypotheses, and determine appropriate sample sizes.
  • Work cooperatively with other statisticians and regulatory submission specialists to address regulatory and project-related statistical issues.


Position Qualifications:


Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master of Science degree in statistics, biostatistics, or closely related discipline and 1+ year relevant experience but candidates possessing a Ph.D. are preferred.
  • Proficient in statistical software for data analysis (SAS preferred).
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including technical writing skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, with a focus on timely and accurate completion of priorities.


  • Experience in the analysis of chemical, biological, and/or toxicological data. 
  • Expertise in experimental design, analysis of variance, regression analysis, mixed models, categorical data analysis, nonparametric statistics, and sampling statistics.
  • Ability to drive collaborative efforts cross-functionally and externally.
  • Excellent attention and accuracy with details. Ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

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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