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Ceramic Scientist

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Date: Jun 7, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning


Requisition Number: 55012

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.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


Purpose of the Position:

Utilizing basic knowledge of ceramic powder processing identify root cause understanding of product and process challenges. Identify, refine, and implement measurements and controls opportunities to improve ceramic-based process robustness and product quality. Apply knowledge of ceramics to identify new and improved equipment designs for improved process control and performance.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Laboratory and plant based experimental studies evaluating process and measurement equipment.
  • Engineering and scientific evaluation of experimental evaluations of product properties and process variability.
  • Basic processing engineering. 


Education & Experience: PhD in Ceramic Science or Engineering preferred.


Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of ceramic powder processing.
  • Excellent background in use of characterization tools like SEM, Powder XRD, Thermal Analyses, particle size distribution, SA.
  • Must possess strong problem-solving skills and technical curiosity.
  • Excel, statistical analysis, and other data analysis tools.
  • Interest to provide value prop analyses and cost/benefit understandings for newly proposed process equipment or measurements and controls.


Desired Skills:

  • An interest in technical leadership opportunities.


Soft Skills:

  • Clearly and concisely communicate with plant engineers and operations personnel to plan and execute experiments on manufacturing equipment.
  • Must be willing to continuously learn about new areas of science and engineering in order to support new technology to manufacturing.
  • Strong written and verbal skills capable of documenting results of work and presenting results to a team.


Work Schedule: 40 hours a week around a flex-time schedule with core hours of 9-3pm.


Travel Requirements: Some international travel may be required.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning