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Research Statistician

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Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55839


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:

This position offers an exciting opportunity for statisticians and/or data scientists to apply their skills to a variety of materials-related research projects. The successful candidate will gather and analyze existing data to support project teams and solve problems in a rich scientific community. This will also involve designing experiments to engineers and scientists to perform their work more efficiently. The candidate should have experience with both the capture of data using different tools, management/manipulation of large data and extensive knowledge of a wide variety of data analysis methods. The incumbent will act as a Subject Matter Expert within a team environment to provide statistics and general data analytics.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Perform data analysis and provide interpretation of results in a Research environment.
  • Work independently or as part of a team on data collection and data preparation, followed by the identification and application of appropriate analytical methods to solve problems or gain insight
  • Participate on cross functional teams to develop and test hypotheses to meet project objectives
  • Collaborate with existing subject matter experts to solve very difficult problems in a variety of (mostly technical) disciplines


Required Skills:

  • Capable of independently gathering and preparing data for analysis
  • Strong mathematical and programming skills
  • Experience with a range of statistical methods and the software required to apply those methods • Practiced application of designed experiments
  • The ability to explain the results of an analysis to teams with a variety of backgrounds
  • Skilled in software necessary to complete data analysis, this can include JMP, R, Python et al.


Education and Experience:  MS or PhD in statistics or a related discipline with specialization in data analytics


Desired Skills:

  • Experience with machine learning techniques, such as traditional machine learning and deep learning algorithms, convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks, and reinforcement learning algorithms


Soft Skills:

  • Must be collaborative and able to openly engage with colleagues to achieve project goals
  • Self-motivated with an ability to manage one’s own work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively by phone and video with team members at international locations
  • Ability to take feedback constructively and use it for personal growth

Travel requirements:

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


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

  • Normal Business Hours 8:00-5:00 with additional hours occasionally needed for urgent project demands.


This position supports 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.

Nearest Major Market: Corning