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Organic/Polymer Scientist, Mass Spectrometry Analysis

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Date: May 15, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51494


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position:

We are seeking a highly talented and experienced analytical chemist in the fields of separation science and mass spectrometry. Extensive chromatography (HPLC, GPC, and GC) and mass spectrometry (EI, quadrupole mass spectrometry) experience is required as is demonstrated experience in instrumental maintenance and repair. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the application of the previously described analytical techniques in the analysis of polymeric and polymer additive materials. Some supervision and travel (U.S) (<10%) may be required.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of materials, processes, and products related to furthering the CPT business group
  • Will act as the laboratory’s liaison to the Pharmaceutical Technologies directorate and communicate findings and additional analysis requests to the rest of the team
  • The individual will initially focus on the use of gas chromatography/mass spectrometry in support of ongoing research but migration into gel permeation chromatography and liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry to some degree is anticipated, as is into other areas of the mass spectrometry lab.
  • Understanding in the repair and maintenance of the instrumentation being used for these purposes is expected.


Travel requirements (please note if international): Less than 5% initially but could change as production group is building a facility in North Carolina.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

Full time. Flex time is a core belief as well with typically core hours being 9-3 and other hours being flexible but, of course exceptions can be made for the right individual.


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

B.Sc. with 1-3 years’ experience working in a research, development, or production setting.


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates must possess):

Chromatography, mass spectrometry, Microsoft Office suite


Desired Skills (these are the skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):

Experience working in a team-oriented environment. Experience in a customer service-based organization.


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

Marketing yourself, presentations in a research organization


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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