Sr Staff Scientist - Clinical Project Leader

RAI Services Company Winston-Salem, NC

About the Job

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 Clinical Project Leader to lead/manage the outsourcing and conduct of clinical studies with new and existing tobacco products to support regulatory submissions and to build the science of tobacco harm reduction. 

The incumbent will actively collaborate with the Clinical Studies team, other members of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Product Development teams, and senior management regarding the design and execution of clinical studies and interpretation of the resulting data.

The individual must be able to independently lead, manage and/or execute multiple projects simultaneously. The Clinical Project Leader will actively partner across functional areas within RAIS and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company R&D and with 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 dimensions.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct, supervise, and/or coordinate a program of studies or the day-to-day execution of clinical studies outsourced to contract research organizations.
  • Co-lead and/or work collaboratively with project study teams comprised of internal staff and external vendors.
  • Develop and maintain relationships for oversight of contracted vendors
  • Review, interpret, and/or apply research concepts from regulatory agencies to RAIS clinical studies.
  • Ensure that studies are designed and conducted in compliance with Good Clinical Practices (GCP) requirements, applicable FDA regulations/guidance, and RAIS Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Contribute to, or assist with the study design and interpretation of resulting data to support product development, regulatory submissions, and exploratory research.

 

Position Qualifications:

Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • PhD, Master’s, or Bachelor’s degree required in biology, chemistry, toxicology, pharmacy, public health, clinical research, or related discipline; or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of one year of work experience in clinical research, preferably with experience in leading clinical studies.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.

 

Strongly Preferred:

  • Three to Five years clinical research experience
  • Experience with FDA regulatory submissions.
  • CCRC, CCRA, CCRP or  Project  Management  certification.

 

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • Ability to drive collaborative efforts cross-functionally and externally with outsourced vendors.
  • Excellent relationship management
  • Strong project management skills
  • Critical Thinking skills
  • Ability to work and make decisions with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management and team collaboration skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
  • Client-focused approach to  projects
  • 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  

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION:

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.

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

Telephone: 262-439-1893

Email: TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com