Manager, Scientific Communications Support

Altria Client Services

Richmond, Virginia

12/18/2019 12:39:55 PM


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Real Challenge, Real Impact. Real Rewards.

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.

Job Description

* 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:

* Must be willing to relocate to Richmond, VA.
* 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

Richmond, VA - Virginia


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