Scientist, External Affairs (Scientific Affairs)


JUUL's mission is to improve the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers by driving innovation to eliminate cigarettes. JUUL is the number one US-based vapor product. Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading technology investors including Tiger Global, Fidelity Investments and Tao Invest LLC, JUUL Labs is disrupting one of the world’s largest and oldest industries.

We’re an exceptional team with backgrounds in technology, healthcare, CPG and biotech, and we’re growing rapidly to deliver on our mission. We’re actively looking to hire the world’s best scientists, engineers, designers, product managers, supply chain experts, customer service and business professionals.


The External Affairs Scientist will play an important role with developing a portfolio of publications and with interpreting and synthesizing key results from third-party studies.  JUUL Labs is growing rapidly, and success in this position has the potential to translate into further career growth opportunities within the company over time.

  • Consolidate and interpret external research:
    • Analyze relevant scientific studies from a range of journals, synthesize and interpret findings, and disseminate analyses
    • Act as assigned contact point for designated global region on rapid response/read team analyses in coordination with in-country medical and scientific affairs, communications, and government affairs
    • Develop white papers summarizing current scientific literature relating to electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), smoking cessation, public health, and addiction medicine
    • Work with cross-functional teams to rapidly provide scientific assessment, evaluation, contextualization to external studies, press, and communications
    • Partner closely with communications and executive leadership on requested scientific evaluation and analyses
  • Assist with processing internal publication pipeline
    • Assist with development of abstracts, posters, and papers, working alongside Principal Scientists, clinical and behavioral affairs leaders
    • Collaborate with scientific affairs team on design, structuring, and technical writing of publications, posters, and abstracts, including relationships with key external advisers and consulting scientific writers


Education:  Graduate degree (e.g., M.S., M.P.H.) in Life Science (Chemistry, Biology, Public Health) related field; PhD, PharmD or MD preferred

  • 3+ years’ experience as a research scientist or in-house scientific affairs associate in the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device or life sciences spaces
  • Publications record, including experience with developing and publishing peer-reviewed papers and presentations
  • Strong scientific background, ability to quickly read and summarize technical papers covering topics ranging from epidemiology to physical chemistry.  Experience in epidemiology, public health, or psychology most relevant, including:
    • Epidemiology
    • Sociology / psychology
    • Toxicology and chemistry
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Health economics outcomes research
  • Understanding of statistics and quantitation
  • Excellent communication and writing skills, team player
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Adept at Powerpoint, Excel, Word (or platform equivalent)
  • High throughput and efficiency – able to get to the main points quickly

Preferred Experience

  • Advanced degree in scientific discipline
  • Scientific affairs experience a significant plus
  • Publication track record a plus
  • Experience with publishing software - newsletters
  • Specific experience in nicotine or smoking cessation
  • Project management experience a plus

 This position may require occasional (up to 20%) travel.


  • A place to grow your career. We’ll help you set big goals - and exceed them
  • People. Work with talented, committed and supportive teammates
  • Equity and performance bonuses. Every employee is a stakeholder in our success
  • Catered lunch, boundless snacks and drinks
  • Cell phone subsidy, commuter benefits and discounts on JUUL products
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Location. Work in the heart of San Francisco, one of the world’s greatest cities

JUUL Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for all employees and job applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. JUUL Labs also complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have the authorization to work for JUUL Labs in the US.

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