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Senior Behavioural Scientist 

121 Winterstoke Road Head Office United Kingdom

Senior Behavioural Scientist

121 Winterstoke Road | 121 Winterstoke Road Head Office | England | United Kingdom | BS3 2LL

About us

Imperial Brands PLC is a dynamic FTSE100 FMCG company headquartered in Bristol with a global workforce of around 32,000 people. Our ambition is to create Something Better for the world’s smokers through a wide portfolio of scientifically Next Generation Products (NGP’s) which include the global e-vapour brand blu.

The role

Bristol, United Kingdom

Competitive Salary

We are seeking an innovative and experienced applied behavioural scientist who is passionate about the company's mission an excited to apply behavioural science principles and research to our reduced risk product portfolio. The Senior Behavioural Scientist will provide scientific and technical leadership in behavioural assessments, lead the delivery of behavioural scientific research programmes (pre and post market launch) and assist in providing technical leadership and consulting in behavioural science across the company.

Key accountabilities

As a Senior Behavioural Scientist applying behavioural science principles and research to our reduced risk portfolio you will:

  • Develop and implement behavioural methods to support pre and post market assessment of specific reduced risk products in conjunction with clinical, biological and product characterisation scientific teams.
  • Manage the analysis, interpretation and compilation of evidence packages regarding behavioural science and preparation of post-market surveillance and population health plans for regulatory engagement activities.
  • Manage activities related to the outsourcing of behavioural sciences and post market surveillance including negotiation and contracts for Contract Research Organisations (CROs).
  • Engage with the scientific, public health, and regulatory communities through face-to-face meetings, regulatory filings, publications in scientific literature and participation in scientific conferences to develop, inform and validate our behavioural research and post market surveillance approach.
  • Protect present and future business by providing to the business in-depth research support, specialist guidance, and advocacy on relevant issues including: critical analysis of scientific publications on product regulatory or health issues.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of team processes, technical training, management interaction and team presentations.

Skills & experience

You will ideally have the following qualifications, skills and experience

  • Postgraduate qualifications (MSc / PhD) and applied experience in an aspect of science related to health sciences, health outcomes research, psychology, social sciences or behavioural change
  • Proven experience in leading qualitative and quantitative research acquired in academia or industry, preferably in a regulated consumer products industry such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, tobacco, food or cosmetics
  • Strong and proven project management and external collaborations skills
  • Creative thinking and intellectual curiosity paired with a strong ability to understand complex relationships
  • Solutions focused with an ability to prioritise as appropriate
  • Excellent communication skills to lay and scientific audiences
  • Ability to communicate easily across cultures and organisational levels
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to foster cross-functional collaboration
  • Influencing skills and experience

The following qualifications and experience are desirable

  • Experience in engaging externally with influential expert scientists
  • In-depth understanding of tobacco and related products

What we offer

Imperial Tobacco offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).

Next steps

Interested applicants should apply with their CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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