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Development Scientist (Glass Manufacturing)

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Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

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:

Lead, execute and/or support current projects in the areas of general surface chemistry physics of materials, material science with emphasis on physical properties, and physical-chemistry. Conduct experiments using cleaning, etching and deposition techniques. Study interaction of surfaces with exterior environment using characterization tools for surface and bulk material properties. Create and/or support of innovative metrology and characterization tools related to different physical-chemistry interactions with surfaces. Key ability of interest is to create innovative and cost-effective products and/or supporting technology that can quickly enable new products.  

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Lead, execute and support current projects in the areas of surface physics and chemistry interactions with glass surfaces and other related materials including polymers. Support new characterization tools and lab operations. Support with technical findings improvements on the combined chemical, optical and mechanical performance of glass substrates.


Travel Requirements:

10% Occasional travel, mostly domestic but some overseas travel expected upon demand.  


Education and Experience:

PhD in Physics, Engineering, Chemistry or Materials Science. 0-3 years of industry experience.  


Required Skills: 

• Ability to design, build and test novel experiments from ground up.

• Deep understanding of physical-chemistry and surface science.

• Strong understanding of optical materials with strong preference towards glasses and its physical properties.

• Strong understanding of polymer physics, rheology, and general viscoelastic properties of materials.

• Basic knowledge of mechanical properties of materials.  


Desired Skills:

• Knowledge of ion-exchanged or proton exchange.

• Working knowledge of fracture mechanics.

• Familiarity with statistical data analysis and working with large data sets.

• Knowledge of electrostatics on surfaces and triboelectric charging.

• Knowledge of electric circuits design.

• Basic knowledge of thin-film deposition tools (e.g, E-beam, Magnetron sputtering, spray coating, spin coating, etc...).

• Experience with optics.

• Physical systems modeling.

• Excellent written and oral presentation skills

• Programming, preferably C, C# and Matlab.

• Labview automation skills.  


Soft Skills 

•Comfortable with ambiguity and multitasking among multiple projects.

• Lead or contribute to multidisciplinary projects

• Lead or contribute to international teams


This position is Budgeted for Immigration Sponsorship.



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