Internship (Undergraduate)- Stimulant Science

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British American Tobacco is a global business going through a hugely dynamic period in our 100+ year history. With consumers seeking more choice with expectations above traditional cigarettes, now is an exciting time to have a real say in what we do - A chance to feel the international impact of your work and the responsibility to own what really matter to our consumers. All sides of the business is fully thriving, from our traditional tobacco roots, which we have proudly grown into a market-leading enterprise, to our business in developing brand-new products that promote choice, where innovation thrives. What’s best about our evolution is that science is at the heart of all of it. Our global R&D teams uncover the facts and drive us forward using the most cutting-edge technologies. We have over 200 different scientific methods – from analytical chemistry and toxicological profiling to future casting and battery design. Why work here? Because we’re not just any FMCG company: we’re industry leaders, game changers, world shapers.  About the Placement Scheme In the UK, we offer 12-months placement - starting 1st of September 2021 - opportunities to undergraduate students looking to gain practical experience within a vibrant and innovative industrial setting. As part of the scheme, you will be partnered with a mentor, have regular reviews with your Line Manager and work on projects that impact the business. Training and development is provided throughout the placement with successful applicants having multiple opportunities to develop transferable skills in addition to gaining ‘hands on’ experience in a technical discipline. As part of the scheme students get a chance to cultivate their independent thinking and problem solving skills in addition to working in and contributing to a team. Cross functional/department working and participation in other research activities is also encouraged, where appropriate. Previous work experience in a practical ‘hands-on’ role would be useful but not essential. Job purpose The primary responsibility of the intern would be to support the scientific discovery workstreams of the New Stimulant Science and New Nicotine Science programmes. These diverse areas of research focus on understanding and exploring the complexity of stimulants, including nicotine, nutraceuticals and CBD, and their efficacy. These areas require support in terms of exploring and understanding progress in these new areas of “Stimulant Science” (through reading and summarising academic papers, monitoring new publications etc). Clear and concise findings will need to be drawn and presented in the way of reports, update meetings, presentations etc. Furthermore, assistance will be required with designing and conducting efficacy studies, completed both internally and via external experts / third party suppliers. There will also be opportunities to assist with other areas of the Actives Science Programme on an ad hoc basis (consumer research, concept ideation, product development, technology scouting etc). Key Accountabilities Read and summarise scientific papers Explore translational insights using computational modelling tools Effectively communicate and present findings Help to design studies and optimise study designs Help to conduct internal pilot studies Interact with external agencies and scientists Cross-collaboration with internal teams (specifically clinical & sensory) Requirements Undergraduate degree course in a life science (e.g. biology/biochemistry/biomedical science) or related field (e.g psychology/neuroscience/chemistry). Natural curiosity Willingness to learn Creativity Strong team drive Passionate Flexibility and agility Learning Aims Develop an understanding of how science, consumer and technology work together to create products; Gain knowledge on scientific research in the areas of active compounds to support modern life; Learn to critically evaluate and summarise scientific literature; Enhance collaboration (internally and externally), communication and presenting skills. Benefits Salary of £18,200 per annum • Subsidised gym membership (£15 per month) • Subsidised lunches • 25 days annual leave • Free on-site parking • Participation in the Discretionary Company Bonus Scheme • Participation in the Company Share Reward Scheme • Participation in the Company Pension Scheme • Private Healthcare Cover • Eligibility for Company Flexible Benefits Scheme • Employee Assistance Programme Deadlines If you wish to be considered for any of the roles please ensure that your application is in by at the very latest the 14th of November 2020. Early applications are recommended and roles may be filled as suitable candidates are identified (potentially before the 14th November 2020 final closing date). Information Further information on the science carried out at British American Tobacco can be seen at Candidates will need to have: • A relevant undergraduate degree (see individual placement opportunities), with a minimum predicted grade of 2:1 • The right to live and work in the UK • IT skills e.g. use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries. We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange. Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555. Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke. Contractual Legal Entity: BAT (Investments) Limited (GBIN) Job Segment: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Intern, Product Development, Science, Entry Level, Research

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