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Sr Research Scientist - Electro Optical Sci/Eng

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Date: Aug 31, 2021

Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94085

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47450


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: Work with or lead a diverse team of engineers and scientists on experiments and product prototypes. Most of the work will be interdisciplinary. Contribute to, lead or initiate projects with deep scientific content that will lead to novel technologies or products for Corning.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Designing, building, testing and debugging of prototypes and lab experiments. Initiate projects that will ultimately lead to Corning products. Contribute to or lead teams of engineers and scientists.


Travel requirements:

• Rare, mostly domestic

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

• 5-day, 40-hour work week


Required Education:

• PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering or related field. Alternatively, MS with 5-10 years of work experience


Required Skills:

• Proven proficiency in design and construction of experimental hardware/prototypes.

• Interdisciplinary background/experience in fields such as materials science, physics, optics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry or bioscience/engineering.

• Programming experience (C, Python, etc.)


Desired Skills:

• Wireless design and related laboratory measurements.

• Signal processing • Optical design

• Experience with chemical or bio instrumentation design and testing with emphasis on sensing mechanisms.

• Track record of taking on new challenges requiring learning new subjects.

• Computer modeling


Soft Skills:

• Good spoken and written communication skills

• Flexible team player

• High level of initiative

• Good organizational skills


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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