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Research Co-Op - Fall

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Date: Mar 1, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 59824


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with: 

•    Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives
•    Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected
•    Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life
•    Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences 
•    Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation 


Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):
This position requires technical skills related to testing electrical properties of glass, ceramic, or polymer materials. The ideal candidate not only should be familiar with laboratory instruments such as impedance analyzer, network analyzer, electrometer, power amplifier, and oscilloscope, but also has good understanding of physical property of solid materials. The individual will provide technical support in measurements, data analysis, and instrument maintenance. The candidate is also expected to design new experiment to improve existing measurement capabilities. For example, the candidate can add automation to increase throughput, or modify testing system to improve measurement accuracy. The candidate will provide regular updates to senior scientists, and occasionally present results at team meetings.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Design and perform measurements for material’s electrical properties such as resistivity, permittivity, dielectric strength.

• Provide data analysis and present results to project team.

• Design and develop new experiment to improve measurement capabilities.

• Perform instrument calibration and maintenance as needed.

• Document measurement results, develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and reports.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours/ week


Education and Experience:
Majoring in Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Physics, or similar degree. 

Minimum: Completed Junior year in college.

Preferred: Currently enrolled in graduate school.


Required Skills:

• Experience with electronic instrumentations such as electrometer, network analyzer, impedance analyzer, oscilloscope, static field meter.

• Experience in electrical property characterization of amorphous or crystalline materials.

• Working knowledge on electrical circuit and passive components.

• Experience with data acquisition program such as LabView.

• Communicate effectively to the lab team about experimental setup, and data analysis

• Technical excellence – self-motivated/ driven and result oriented

• Familiar with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


Desired Skills:

• Experience with wafer level RF property characterization. Measurement of S-parameters of microstrip line or coplanar waveguide.

• Experience with electrochemistry related to battery materials or corrosion study. Apply equivalent circuit model for impedance data analysis.

• Experience with surface electrostatics, triboelectrification.


Soft Skills:

• Time management and multitasking.

• Comfortable with ambiguity.

• Hands-on approach to problem solving.

• Self-starter, demonstrated ability to initiate technical work.

• Team skills and customer support orientation.

• Good verbal and written communication skills.


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.

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