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Research Scientist, Process

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Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50956


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):

This candidate will work in our research organization and will be focused on understanding and developing new materials and/or processes that allow Corning to maintain its technical leadership. Materials could include glass, ceramics and/or organics along with all of the processes and systems necessary to produce those materials. Research work will require that the candidate become familiar with new materials/technologies by keeping up to date on the current state-of-the art and researching past literature. In addition, the work will require working with existing research data to help solve technical or project related problems. The candidate should have experience with software that will be used or developed to both capture existing data and the management/manipulation of disparate data. The candidate should possess the ability to write code when necessary to solve particular problems.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Research all external and internal information relative to the problems identified by the project team

• Participate on cross functional teams to develop and test hypotheses related to materials and process understanding

• Interact and develop software tools to solve technical problems

• Communicate results to teams and stake-holders as needed

• Document findings with internal and external publications


Travel requirements (please note if international):

Limited travel, likely <10% but that could include international for conferences, et. al.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Normal Business Hours 8:00-5:00 with additional hours occasionally needed for urgent project demands.


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates must possess)

• Demonstrated experience and strong technical background

• Experience with Common Software Tools such as Python, Jupiter, C/C++, MATLAB et al.


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

 Ph.D. or M.S in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field


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

• Ability to work effectively on diverse teams

• Ability to collaborate closely with experimentalists

• Good written and verbal communication skills


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

• Must be collaborative and able to openly engage with colleagues to achieve project goals

• The ability to translate difficult technical concepts to broader audience

• Self-motivated with an ability to manage one’s own work independently

• Ability to communicate effectively by phone and video with team members in international locations

• Ability to take feedback constructively and use it for personal growth


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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