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Sr. Development Scientist

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Date: Apr 28, 2022

Location: Bedford, MA, US, 01730-1414

Company: Corning


Requisition Number: 49166

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.


Purpose of the Position:

We seek highly motivated and independent Senior Scientist to join our development team. The position will lead/support development of new innovative products for cell culture application, and transfer of technology to manufacturing and QC. The position requires ability to work independently as well as the ability to effectively collaborate across multiple cross-functional teams. Responsibilities include planning and conducting experiments, analyzing data, technical problem solving, writing SOPs, technical reports, and external product literature, and sometime answering customer queries.    


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Independently design, plan and perform lab experiments in accordance with general project plan, and timelines.
  • Record, analyze, interpret data, perform troubleshooting and write technical reports.
  • Represent development on cross-functional teams, report results to the project team and stakeholders.
  • Research information, establish new capabilities, develop new procedures for testing, data acquisition, and analysis as needed to support the project objectives
  • Interact with collaborators and CROs.
  • Lead/support technology transfer to internal or external manufacturing site
  • Contribute to product commercialization efforts.


Education & Experience: Ph.D. in Biological sciences or related discipline with 5 or more years of research experience preferably in industry OR M.S. in Biological sciences or related discipline with 10 or more years of industry experience.


Required Skills:

  • Expertise in cell culture (adherent and suspension) including cell lines, pluripotent stem cells, and 3D cell culture
  • Experience with suspension culture in rocker bags
  • Expertise in flow cytometry, cell-based assays, immunocytochemistry, ELISA
  • Experience and track record in new products/technologies development
  • Ability to independently plan and conduct experiments, adapt experimental design based on emerging data, analyze data, and write reports
  • Familiarity with DOE and other statistical methods
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects with constantly changing priorities and deadlines.


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with Cell and Gene therapy technologies/equipment
  • Strong publication record  


Soft Skills:

  • High level interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong sense of urgency, work ethic, ability to manage time and meet project timelines
  • Ability to independently identify problems and develop solutions
  • Exercise good judgment in protection and dissemination of Company confidential and proprietary information


Work Schedule: Full time, 40 hr/ week.


Travel Requirements: Some travel to conferences/ meetings and customer visits (~ 5%).


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.