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Development Scientist- Glass Chemical Strengthening

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Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 51165


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 (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

As a Development Scientist/Engineer for Gorilla Glass, you will be a key member of a team developing processes for mechanical strengthening of glass, glass ceramics or composites. You will enable the development of new technologies, products, and processes. You will work with colleagues within glass, modelling and analytical research groups to enable fundamental, mechanistic understanding. You will collaborate with engineering and applications engineering teams globally in problem solving towards successful technology transfers. You will contribute to developing intellectual property for Corning Inc.  


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop experimental plans towards development of new products
  • Execute critical experiments to determine performance relative to requirements
  • Review relevant internal and external literature
  • Document and present experimental and modeling results
  • Work closely with team members in product and process development organization Interface and collaborate with commercial, engineering and manufacturing colleagues
  • Direct activities of technicians and bench strength
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment  


Travel Requirements (please note if international):

  • Domestic or international travel may be required (~5%)


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

  • 40+, flex-time


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

  • PhD - Materials Science/Engineering, Chemistry, Glass Science/Engineering, Ceramic Science/Engineering
  • BS or MS in Materials Science/Engineering, Chemistry Glass Science/Engineering, Ceramic Science/Engineering or Geology plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant industrial experience  


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

  • Strong understanding of materials science and chemistry fields
  • Basic understanding of glass chemistry-property relationships
  • Basic understanding of glass strengthening processes
  • Knowledge of characterization tools for bulk and surface properties of materials
  • Strong systematic problem-solving skills
  • Technically curious, self-motivated individual
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to develop and execute experimental plans
  • Strong hands-on technical skills in laboratory settings
  • Attention to detail, rigorous execution of work and documentation
  • Able to manage multiple priorities at same time  


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

  • Experience in glass properties and chemical strengthening
  • Experience in secondary glass processes such as glass forming, finishing, coatings and surface treatments
  • Experience with use of modelling and simulation and/or statistical tools
  • Solid state materials diffusion knowledge
  • Knowledge of material mechanical properties and fracture mechanics
  • Understanding of chemical and mechanical durability of materials
  • Able to transition materials/products from research through development and beyond  


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

  • Strong communication skills - Oral and written with strong presentation skills
  • Strong collaboration skills with diverse multi-functional teams spanning research to commercial to manufacturing
  • Strong ability to translate complex technical objectives into an executable action plan with minimal supervision/guidance.
  • Desire to learn and live Corning's values


This position does 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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