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Research Scientist-Chemistry

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Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 46668


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):

Research scientist in the magnetics group, with primary responsibility for all aspects of liquid NMR spectroscopy and eventually responsibility for EPR spectroscopy. Position involves some routine characterization of materials and small molecules, but mostly project work leveraging our problem solving and fundamental understanding of materials where NMR and EPR spectroscopies are preferred methods. Most of the NMR work is done in partnership with our Organic and Bio Research group, while EPR is deployed mainly across glass R&D.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

Primary responsibility for solution NMR instrument and all associated analysis, comprised mainly of 1H and 13C analysis of small molecules. Additionally, will be the primary contact for EPR spectroscopy and secondary contact for solid-state NMR. Lab management functions include scheduling service and supporting cryogen fills on four superconducting magnets. As part of the Characterization Sciences directorate in Global Research, this position involves substantial problem solving and some service work when NMR and EPR spectroscopies are requested.


Travel requirements (please note if international): Travel is only required when attending and presenting at scientific conferences. Most opportunities will not involve international travel.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Flexible schedule but required to be physically present during core hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some weekends and holidays may require a few working hours to address magnet maintenance.


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

PhD in chemistry or closely associated field


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

Mastery of solution NMR techniques, including 1D and 2D experiments; working knowledge of EPR spectroscopy and applications in materials science


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

Basic understanding of solid-state NMR; expertise in organic or polymer chemistry;


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

Excellent oral and written communication skills; track record of scientific publication and conference presentations


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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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