Manager, Scientific Communications Support

Altria Client Services

Richmond, Virginia

11/7/2019 7:06:22 AM


Regulatory Affairs



Altria aspires to be the U.S. leader in authorized, non-combustible, reduced risk products. (Learn more at We can only compete in the marketplace with products authorized by the FDA and we can only communicate reduced risk claims with FDA authorization. Our approach to regulatory engagement relies on deep scientific expertise, understanding of consumers and effective engagement with regulatory agencies.

As existing products continue to improve, new products become available, and the FDA authorizes manufacturers to communicate accurate risk information, we believe adult smoker conversion will accelerate. This will be a win for adult tobacco consumers, for public health and for our long-term commercial success.

In support of this, Altria is currently seeking a Manager, Scientific Communications Support in our Regulatory Affairs organization in Richmond, VA.

The Manager, Scientific Communications Support will support communication of complex scientific information in clear and compliant written communications in preparation of high-quality documents for FDA product applications and submissions, presentation at scientific conferences and submission to journals.

Specific accountabilities include:

* Coordinating with various subject matter experts (SME) to gather, organize and present scientific information on new products and/or methods;
* Assessing data on products and processes;
* Developing clear and effective communications of scientific information received from SMEs, including from study reports, and from literature searches and reviews;
* Editing communications to incorporate management, SME and other reviewer comments;
* Conducting scientific/technical review of material prepared by other scientists to include abstracts, protocols and study reports; and
* Managing project timelines and/or vendors to deliver accurate and high-quality scientific communications.

Specific Skills

Qualifications include:

* Master’s in engineering or a science field including but not limited to toxicology, psychology, chemistry and clinical research. PhD preferred.
* 8+ years of relevant experience.
* 5+ years medical or scientific writing experience; Experience preparing Investigational New Drug (IND), New Drug Application (NDA) or Premarket Approval (PMA) submissions preferred.
* Excellent interpersonal skills, analytical and critical thinking.
* Strong project management and organizational skills and proven ability to meet timelines.
* Strong communication skills, proficient command of the English language in both oral and written format, and action orientation to address issues.
* Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, Reference Manager and other related technology tools

Altria is a Fortune 200 company, proud to call Richmond, Virginia our home.

Altria Group holds diversified positions across tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis. Our tobacco companies include some of the most enduring names in American business: Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nat Sherman. And we have 35 percent ownership of JUUL Labs, Inc., the nation’s leading e-vapor company; and a 45 percent ownership of Cronos Group, a leading Canadian cannabis company. We complement our total tobacco business with our ownership of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and our significant equity investment in Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer.

At Altria Client Services, we recognize that our people are the reason we achieve our business goals. We believe in developing the leadership potential of our employees by providing them with opportunities for training, development, and advancement.

In addition to the opportunity to apply and develop your skills toward key business objectives, we offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive base salary, comprehensive health/vision/dental insurance, participation in our deferred profit sharing and incentive compensation programs as well as a relocation assistance package.


Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected class.

Richmond, VA - Virginia


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