June 16, 2019

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Want to ruin your reputation? Juul is looking for a “Senior Scientific Advisor-US Government”

Here is the job description:

The (Sr.) Scientific Affairs Advisor, US Government is principal scientist role who will be providing key insight and opinion for policy and regulation, research analysis and in-depth scientific contextualization to the US Government Affairs and Regulatory teams. This position is responsible for scientific advisory to internal organizations for comprehensive, accurate  scientific and clinical information within regulatory guidelines of region/country. These organizations would include: medical and clinical affairs, communications, government affairs, commercial operations, and management. This will include meeting with government officials and strategic third-party scientific partners in DC and across the US.

Duties include (among other things):

- Meeting with government officials and strategic third-party scientific partners in DC and across the US.

- Ability to manage in-depth confident conversations/debates with scientific, medical, business and government professionals.
- Work closely with regulatory, medical and clinical affairs, region presidents and global scientific affairs to disseminate and maintain integrity of corporate scientific narrative.

While Juul gives a nod to “accurate scientific and clinical information,” I would expect that the requirement “to disseminate and maintain integrity of corporate scientific narrative” will trump the truth.  For example, I doubt the we will ever see the incumbent accepting the evidence that e-cigs increase the risk of heart attacks.

The full job description is here.

NOTE: Listing this position should not be read as me suggesting anyone apply.  This is not a job for an ethical scientist whose first obligation is to the truth.  Quite the contrary, it is to point out that like its fellow tobacco companies, “the corporate scientific narrative” not the data and evidence, will define this job. 

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