Glass Applications Development Scientist

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Date: Jun 25, 2024

Location: Canton, NY, US, 13617

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63776


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. 



Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. The individual as a Sr Development Scientist will lead and support projects and provide technical leadership for metrology development and deliver processes and products to the Advanced Optics business, with a focus on glass properties measurements through optical techniques. This person will develop new processes to meet the requirements of materials for applications in Semiconductor Manufacturing. In addition, this is a very interdisciplinary role and the individual should also be able to work closely with other functions such as Research, Division Engineering, and Manufacturing as necessary. The person is expected to have broad technical skills and strong interpersonal skills to work with interdisciplinary teams of diverse backgrounds. In addition, the individual is expected to have excellent presentation and communication skills.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop new approaches to analysis of glass and process data coming from a variety of sources
  • Develop, test and implement new metrology processes based on fundamental understanding of glass properties
  • Engage in process development work including experimental planning, execution, data analysis, and communicating results providing impact.
  • Collaborate with research and operational groups in developing and transferring fundamental understandings from evaluating new process and/or product concepts
  • Lead technicians as required and work with them to achieve desired results


Required Education and Skills:

  • Ph.D. degree in Experimental or Applied Physics with 3-5 years of relevant experience. Or MS degree with 5-7 years of experience
  • Data analysis and ability to correlate data to real-life applications.
  • Hands-on experimental skills, including use of optics for metrology applications
  • Ability to strategize and think critically about experimental design and technical pathways
  • Able to support high accuracy measurements to support manufacturing/quality assurance activities
  • Ability to develop measurement strategies to address tightening requirements in material characterization
  • Fluent in preferably more but at least one of the following: Python, C#, LabView with emphasis on experiment control, data acquisition and processing.
  • Knowledge of standard office and data analysis applications.
  • Ability to work with customers
  • *US Citizenship required


*In order to comply with Corning’s government contract requirements at this location, if you receive an offer of employment for this position, you will need to provide documentation of your U.S. citizen status. 


Desired Skills:

  • Expertise in glass optical metrology methodologies
  • Knowledge of effects of annealing on glass properties
  • Structured problem-solving techniques and applied statistics
  • Familiar with basics of manufacturing processes. Comfortable working within a manufacturing environment while in a Development function
  • Comfortable developing simple mathematical models to fit experimental observations, and interacting with other scientists to develop deeper understanding


Soft Skills

  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams
  • Strong collaboration mindset
  • Strong communication skills - Oral and written with strong presentation skills
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with multi-functional teams spanning research to manufacturing
  • Ability to translate complex technical objectives into an executable action plan with some supervision/guidance.


Travel Requirements:

  • 10-20%


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is  $99,135.00   -  $136,311.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

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