Senior Materials Development Scientist

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Date: May 4, 2024

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 62918


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:

The Sr. Process Development Scientist will lead and support projects and provide technical leadership for ceramic process development and deliver processes and products to the advance optics business. This person will develop new processes to meet the requirements of different segments in the AO businesses.  In addition, the individual should also be able to provide technical support to other functions such as Research and Division Engineering, Manufacturing organizations through transferring processes and knowledge as necessary. 


Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Develop new processes based on fundamental understanding with specific focus in ceramic powder processing.
  • Knowledge of mechanical failure mechanisms of ceramics and/or glass is desirable.
  • Engage in process development work including experimental planning, execution, data analysis, and communicating results providing impact.
  • Collaborate with research and operational groups in developing and transferring fundamental understandings from evaluating new process and/or product concepts and be the champion for new process technology adoption.
  • Lead technicians as required and be responsible for their daily activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Physical/inorganic Chemistry, Ceramics or Materials Science with 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in ceramic process development.
  • Solid background in first principles of inorganic materials formulation and processing technology (compositions, milling/mixing, rheology, sintering).
  • Data analysis and ability to correlate data to real-life applications.
  • Hands-on experimental skills, including use of ceramic processing techniques and knowledge of analysis techniques.
  • Ability to take ideas from concept to implementation with a strong emphasis on applications, scale up, piloting and plant trials.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Expertise in glass optical metrology methodologies
  • Background in mechanical failure of inorganic solids
  • Familiar and conscientious of clean processing of advance materials
  • Broad understanding of different ceramic processing technologies
  • Structured problem-solving techniques and applied statistics
  • Prior experience with leading engineering project teams in formal project management systems
  • Familiar with basics of manufacturing processes


Soft Skills

  • Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong collaboration mindset
  • Strong communication skills
  • Oral and written with strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with multi-functional teams spanning research to manufacturing.
  • Ability to translate complex technical objectives into an executable action plan with minimal supervision/guidance.


Travel Requirements:

  • 30-50% travel is required


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The range for this position is  $89,762.00   -  $123,424.00 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

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