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Sr Research Scientist - Glass Research

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Date: Jul 11, 2021

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 47022


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):

• Candidate will be responsible for scientific studies and leadership of projects within Glass Research that are critical for business support or fundamental understanding of key technical challenges

• Candidate will be expected to understand the interplay between the project and business objectives and plan work accordingly to achieve the desired delivery timeline

• Technical fields covered by the current role include, but are not limited to, glass relaxation phenomena, defect generation in display glasses, the impact of glass composition on dielectric properties, frit composition design, and network dilation in Gorilla glasses.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Devise, plan, and execute experiments pertaining to the assigned projects

• Perform data analysis, and determine changes that need to be made to achieve desired project objectives

• Leverage SME’s as well as the broader S&T community to ensure success of the project work candidate is responsible for executing

• Routine communication to project steering team/ business stakeholders regarding project progress Travel Requirements (please note if international): minimal


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40+, flex-time


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

1. Fundamental understanding of how glass processing affects glass properties

2. Previous experience managing technical projects

3. Knowledge of how the technical project objectives impact business objectives


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

1. Knowledge and experience with the fusion draw process

2. Knowledge and experience in glass chemistry/ glass composition

3. Experience participating in research melter trials


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration)

1. 4 year technical/ engineering degree and 10+ years of experience supporting technical initiatives Or

2. PhD in engineering or related technical field


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership)

1. Excellent communication& interpersonal skills

2. Organized, planner with the ability to prioritize

3. Motivated, self-starter with the ability to handle daily multitasking

4. Creativity & willingness to jump in to try or create new experimental methods


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