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Res. Scientist - Fiber Draw Process

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Date: Aug 17, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56294


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 Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


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

Scientist responsible for identifying and developing new processes and/or process conditions for improved product attributes or reduced cost of optical fiber manufacturing processes (primarily draw but could also include laydown, consolidation, etc., …). Scope includes identification and development of new fiber making processes and next generation waveguide products. Expectation of developing novel experiments and either developing new analytical techniques or utilizing existing techniques to gain fundamental understanding of underlying principles.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Designing experiments and analyzing data

• Developing new analytical tools or utilizing existing tools to support process development

• Collaborating with other process and modeling experts in other organizations

• Participating on cross functional teams

• Communicating and documenting results


Travel requirements (please note if international):

<25% to Corning locations


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

40 hours, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

PhD in Chemistry, physics, materials science, or chemical engineering or equivalent; 0-2 years experience


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates must possess):

• Demonstrated experience and strong technical knowledge in cross disciplined science based on graduate research and prior work history (publications, research topics)

• Processing and impact on material properties and high temperature processing

• Knowledge in optical materials and properties and Fiber process technologies

• Working knowledge of glass, thermodynamics, and material properties understanding

• Advanced problem-solving skills

• Experience and interest to design and carry out hands on experimentation. Analyzing data and drawing actionable conclusions from it.

• Experience in initiating research activities

• Innovative thinking, creative

• Ability to take an idea from concept to reality

• Understand value of using modeling as well as characterization tools

• Ability to work effectively with diverse teams

• Self-starting individual with strong leadership potential

• Good presentation skills


Desired Skills (these are the skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):

• Glass processing experience

• Experience with cross disciplinary teams

• Strong organization skills, ability to manage multiple tasks

• Experience with Microsoft Office tools


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Enthusiastic and motivated

• Ability to work within a team environment

• Able to identify long term needs/goals and determine short term objectives to achieve

• Ability to work independently

• Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)

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