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Sr. Research Scientist - Process Research

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Date: Nov 1, 2022

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50330


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 


Scope of Position

The individual as a Senior Research Scientist will lead projects and provide technical leadership for ceramic process research and deliver processes and products to business. This person will develop new material compositions and processes to meet the requirements of new or existing businesses. This role will focus on compositional activities to enhance materials performance; processes will be developed (powder processing, forming, sintering both solid state and liquid phase) to produce desired components. Activities primarily focus on early-stage process research and development. In addition, the individual should also be able to provide technical support to development and engineering, organizations through transferring processes and knowledge as necessary. The person is expected to have broad technical skills and experience as well as strong interpersonal skills to work with interdisciplinary teams of diverse cultural, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. In addition, the individual is expected to have good presentation and excellent communication skills. Some travel is required.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Develop new inorganic crystalline materials (ceramics) and processes based on fundamental science with specific focus in chemistry, powder processing, forming and sintering.
  • Engage in process R&D work including experimental planning, execution, data analysis, and communicating results providing impact.
  • Collaborate with development, engineering, and operational groups in developing and transferring fundamental understandings from evaluating new process and/or product concepts and be the champion for new process technology adoption.
  • Lead research technicians as required and be responsible for their daily activities.


Travel Requirements: 10-20% of domestic and international travel may be required

Hours of work/work schedule/flextime Normal hours 8:00am-5:00pm; could have after-hours meetings/teleconferences as needed.


Required Education

Ph.D. degree in Physical/inorganic Chemistry, Ceramics or Materials Science with 2-3 years of relevant experience or Masters in Physical Chemistry, Ceramics or Materials Science with minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience.


Required Skills

  • Solid background in first principles of inorganic materials formulation and processing    technology (compositions, milling/mixing, rheology, sintering) with emphasis on ceramics and glass ceramics.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse technical and cultural backgrounds.
  • Hands-on experimental skills, including use of forming equipment (extrusion, tape casting, dry and hot pressing) and milling/mixing equipment
  • Data analysis and ability to correlate data to real-life applications.
  • Good experience of office productive software, including MS Office, SharePoint, Scientific analyses software, etc.


Desired Skills

  •  Broad exposure to working in Industrial research & development laboratory
  •  Leadership skills of managing technical people
  •  Broad understanding of process technology
  •  Knowledge of catalysis particular in internal combustion engine after-treatment.


Soft Skills

  •  Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams
  •  Strong collaboration mindset
  •  Excellent communication skills (oral & written)


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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