Scientist - Fiber Draw Process

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Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63425


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. 


Scope of Position:

Develop fundamental understanding of fiber processes with a focus on fiber draw process; identify and develop new processes to make next generation waveguide products; optimize processes to improve product attributes and/or reduce manufacturing cost.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Designing experiments and analyzing data
  • Developing process fundamental understanding
  • Developing new analytical tools or utilizing existing tools to support process development
  • Participating cross functional project teams
  • Communicating and documenting technical results


Required Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Optics, Physics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering or equivalent with 0-2 years’ experience OR  Master's degree with 5+ years of industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience and strong technical knowledge in cross disciplined science
  • Experience with high temperature processing and impact on material properties
  • Knowledge in optical materials and properties and fiber process technologies
  • Experience and interest to design and carry out hands on experimentation
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions
  • Understand value of using modeling as well as characterization tools


Desired Skills:

  • Glass processing experience
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)


This position supports immigration sponsorship. 


The range for this position is  $76,018.00   -  $104,526.00 assuming full time status. Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position are dependent on hours worked and may include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


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. To request an accommodation, please contact us at

Nearest Major Market: Corning

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