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Display Optics Specialist - Corning, NY

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Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49601


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.

Corning’s Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (“LCDs”) that are used primarily in LCD televisions, notebook computers and flat panel desktop monitors.


Purpose of position:

  • Support display customer complex technical problem solving involving optics, display and glass components.
  • Perform optical modeling and characterization of glass interactions with display system and if necessary, develop analytical modeling capabilities.
  • Lead Display Innovation special projects that could involve new product concepts, complex customer problem solving and other critical business related projects.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Support display customer complex technical problem solving involving glass attributes, optics and other related display components.
  • Using engineering approach, define customer problem definition and develop leading hypothesis of potential root cause.
  • Validate technical hypothesis either through physical experimental or analytical modeling.
  • Collaborate with multi-functional commercial and technical team to provide timely customer problem resolution.
  • Develop analytical modeling capabilities for display system using Zemax, LightTools or if needed, develop analytical solutions.
  • Establish measurement technique necessary to characterize glass performance and interactions in display system.
  • Take leading role in scoping, gain agreement among partners and execute long range display projects.
  • Assess product requirements, match with Corning capability, potential technical solution path(s), competitive position together with appropriate RD&E resources.


Education requirements:

  • We require a MS or PhD in Optics, Photonics or equivalent technical subject area.
  • We are seeking expertise in display industry with at least 2 years working experience (preferred)
  • Preference for individual that enjoy developing new products.
  • Wide range knowledge of display technologies: LCD, OLED, QD, microLED, 3D etc.
  • Experience in using modeling software solutions such as Zemax, LightTools, Matlab
  • Strong preference for individuals that aspire to be leading display technical specialist.
  • Ability to operate in highly matrix organization with multiple reporting structures.
  • Ability to collaborative across functions; pulling in needed skills from research, development, engineering, commercial and manufacturing.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to stay calm under difficult situations and communicate clearly across organization.


Desired skills

  • Preference for hands-on approach to problem solving and innovation.
  • Knowledge of light interactions with micro or nanostructures.



  • We anticipate up to 25% travel for this role


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Corning offers a competitive salary, vacation, pension, and family medical leave.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!


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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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