Senior Scientist I - Prototyping

  • Cannabis Jobs
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • 27 Feb, 2021

Job Description

Want to support the design and development of Innovative Reduced Harm Oral products through rapid iterative prototyping efforts for a Fortune 200 Company with some of the most iconic brands? If you have a bachelor’s degree along with scientific, technical, product innovation knowledge and experience with product or process development, we want to speak with you! We are currently looking for a Sr. Scientist I Reduced Harm Product Prototyping in Richmond, VA. What you will be doing: • Independently translating development formulations and recipes into novel oral product prototypes that can be evaluated internally by Product Developers, Project Panels or by Adult Tobacco Consumers 21+ and recommending modifications or improvements that could improve the prototypes and the production of them • Working with Platform Leaders to build and submit prototype production plans for internal/external prototyping facilities based on program needs and ensure basic lab measurements such as water activity, pH, and density are captured and submit prototypes for analytical testing that is required to release them for internal or external testing • Submitting prototypes for analytical testing that is required to release them for internal or external testing • Defining, setting up and maintaining lab scale prototyping equipment, to include equipment specifications, parameters and maintenance programs to ensure all current and future ION prototyping capabilities are met • Establishing and maintaining capability to make basic lab measurements such as water activity, pH, and density to support prototyping and product development decisions related to product formulations and recipes • Participating in consumer research designed to gain feedback from ATC 21+ that can be used to guide prototype iterations that improve overall product experience • Collaborating with team members and craft an inclusive environment that drives learning and growth We want you to have: • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field required. • Intermediate level of scientific, technical, product innovation knowledge / experience within product or process development. • Training in Principles of Process and Product Development with some experience in producing early stage prototypes for evaluation • Design Thinking, Agile Methodologies and Consumer Centric approaches to product development would be a plus • Quality by Design / Design Control / AQRM knowledge and expertise a plus • Demonstrated project and risk management knowledge and expertise • Positive growth mentality and an aptitude for innovation • General office, lab and production environment requirements (ability to lift up to 50lbs, wear lab or production safety equipment such as safety glasses, hair and beard nets etc. and the ability to travel) Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that leads the premier tobacco companies in the United States. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, 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. We have 35 percent ownership of JUUL Labs, Inc., the nation’s leading e-vapor company. And we have an 80 percent interest in Helix Innovations, which manufactures and markets on!, an oral tobacco-derived nicotine pouch product. 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. Altria’s significant stake in Cronos Group, a leading global cannabinoid company, represents an exciting new global growth opportunity. At Altria, we celebrate the power of diverse teams working together to shape our future. We are inspired to bring our best because our unique strengths are valued. We believe our personal success and progress should be guided by Our Cultural Aspiration, a new articulation of what we value and who we aspire to be, collectively. Our Cultural Aspiration respects and complements individual identity, embracing each other’s unique strengths, welcoming newcomers and developing the best, most inclusive and diverse teams. Over the next 10 years, we have the opportunity to make more progress on harm reduction than we have in the past 50 years. Join us as we work together to shape a better future for adult tobacco consumers, our employees, and our shareholders. Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer. Requisition ID: 2021-3722 Name: Altria Client Services Portal Display - Relocation Eligible: Yes External Company URL: http://www.altria.com/people-and-careers Portal Display - Company Overview: Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that leads the premier tobacco companies in the United States. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, 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. We have 35 percent ownership of JUUL Labs, Inc., the nation’s leading e-vapor company. And we have an 80 percent interest in Helix Innovations, which manufactures and markets on!, an oral tobacco-derived nicotine pouch product. 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. Altria’s significant stake in Cronos Group, a leading global cannabinoid company, represents an exciting new global growth opportunity. At Altria, we celebrate the power of diverse teams working together to shape our future. We are inspired to bring our best because our unique strengths are valued. We believe our personal success and progress should be guided by Our Cultural Aspiration, a new articulation of what we value and who we aspire to be, collectively. Our Cultural Aspiration respects and complements individual identity, embracing each other’s unique strengths, welcoming newcomers and developing the best, most inclusive and diverse teams. Over the next 10 years, we have the opportunity to make more progress on harm reduction than we have in the past 50 years. Join us as we work together to shape a better future for adult tobacco consumers, our employees, and our shareholders. Each Altria company is an equal opportunity employer.