Senior Development Scientist

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Date: May 20, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 60499


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. 



Position Description:

  • Full time position (40 hours per week, normal business schedule)
  • R&D work in optical communications devices involving the transmission and manipulation of optical power and optical signals
  • Initial assignment in optical signal management in co-packaged optics for next-generation data center switches
  • Design and/or characterization of components of optical signal management systems including some or all of optical fibers, optical connectors, chip/fiber coupling, waveguide circuits
  • Experimental design and implementation, data analysis and communication of results in presentations and permanent reports
  • Preparation of invention disclosures when appropriate
  • Some travel possible, to other Corning R&D locations & manufacturing plants





  • PhD in Optics/Optoelectronics, Physics or Engineering


Experience required:

  • At least 5 years of applicable experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in Industrial R&D
  • Data analysis
  • Lab work in optics
  • Design and/or fabrication and/or characterization of optical waveguides or systems


Track Record Required:

  • Demonstrated capability to generate valuable new concepts, create new theory and/or adapt existing theory, perform simulations, design & build parts and prove out concepts through key measurements


Publications Required:

  • First author on journal paper(s) and/or conference proceedings in physics, optics and/or engineering


Soft Skills Required:

  • Strong technical communication skills
  • Inventiveness, creativity Independent problem-solving, resourcefulness
  • Ability to drive to fundamental understanding
  • Effectiveness in team environment   


"Nice to Have" Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in High-Speed Optical Telecommunications environment
  • Experience with Patents and/or Patent Applications


This position does support immigration.



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/A 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. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Corning