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Sr Research Scientist-Materials

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Date: Nov 26, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49425


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 (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Lead and provide technical support to new glass innovation programs Invent and optimize compositions for new glass and glass-ceramic materials and product applications; Capture associated intellectual property with patent attorneys Collaborate with process research and innovation teams Coordinate with and/or direct laboratory technicians Solve technical problems associated with process innovations or manufacturing operations Provide fundamental understanding of glass structure and property relationships for new product inventions Utilize modeling and characterization tools with colleagues within Glass Research and other organizations across Corning’s technology community


Day to Day Responsibilities:

Devise experimental plans and execute critical experiments

Review relevant internal and external literature

Document and present experimental and modeling results

Work closely with team members in product and process development organizations

Interface and collaborate with commercial, engineering and manufacturing colleagues

Maintain safe and clean work environment.


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Minimal domestic and international travel required

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40+, flex-time


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

PhD or MS Degree and 3-5 years of work experience in relevant industry or lab environment


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

1. Background in material science, glass, or geology

2. Technically curious, self-motivated, and able to work independently and in teams

3. Ability to develop and execute experimental plans

4. Knowledge of characterization tools for bulk and surface properties of materials

5. Hands-on technical aptitude

6. Strong communication skills – verbal and written

7. Attention to detail, rigorous execution of work and documentation

8. Able to manage multiple priorities at once


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

1. Experience/background in glass melting and refractory materials

2. Leadership experience

3. Glass forming knowledge

4. Modeling proficiency

5. Knowledge of material mechanical properties and fracture mechanics

6. Optical sciences proficiency

7. Proficiency in chemistry and chemical durability of materials

8. Able to transition materials/products from research through development and beyond



Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

1. Confidentiality

2. Desire to learn and live Corning's values

3. Coaching and motivational skills

4. Skilled at delivering and communicating results in a cross-functional, matrixed team environment

5. Engage and actively communicate with other SME’s

6. Flexibility to support and work on multiple projects at same time

7. Independent self-starter


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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