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Sr Research Scientist

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Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 55233


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 is for a Sr. Research Scientist in high data rate optical transmission systems. The candidate should be knowledgeable of high data rate optical transmission systems, including coherent optical transmission and IMDD systems. Ideally the candidate should have relevant industrial experience (at least 3 years) in coherent transmission, digital signal processing in coherent receivers, and optical components and modules. We are looking for a strong leader and team player who is curious about future technologies, has a proven track recorder of critical thinking and effective skills in solving real-world problems with invention and innovation. As a subject matter expert and thought leader, the candidate will have the opportunities to propose and lead research initiatives, collaborate with multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams, and drive technological advancement and new scientific discovery to support current and future business in optical communications. She or he will be responsible of developing tools and concepts in anticipation of future state of technology for the business, as well as provide troubleshooting support or testing for businesses that do not have the capability.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Acts as technical expert or Subject Matter Expert in high data rate optical communication systems, advanced modulation formats and digital signal processing.
  • Provides expertise to other scientists to develop measures to test properties.
  • Designs and executes experiments to solve complex problems or develop new processes or products.
  • Leverages fundamental understanding to develop tools and concepts in anticipation of future state of technology for the business.
  • Document research findings in internal research reports, invention disclosures and contributes to refereed publications.
  • Provides expertise in setting up testing laboratories for the businesses.
  • Collaborates with project team members as well as colleagues from other departments to solve technical problems.
  • Provides troubleshooting support or testing for businesses that do not have the capability.
  • Modifies and develops testing processes to improve evaluation of new products or new properties.
  • Documents data, writes reports and gives status updates on progress of research.
  • Provides complex problem-solving support to customers.
  • Makes technical presentations to customers and at conferences.
  • Leads and/or participates on cross-functional technical teams.
  • Coaches and mentors others in area(s) of expertise.
  • Collaborates with other departments and businesses to develop new products and processes
  • Supports or leads technology transfer to Development receiver


Education and Experience: Ph.D. in Optical Communications, Electric Engineering or relevant discipline with 3+ years of applied research or industrial R&D experience.


Required Skills:  

  • In-depth knowledge, and hands-on experiences of Coherent Optical communication systems including fiber optics, advanced modulations formats, DSP
  • Demonstrated ability to design, and execute system testing of components including optical components and modules
  • Has knowledge of transmission systems for submarine, terrestrial, metro and access networks
  • Has strong approach to problem solving and troubleshooting.
  • Has demonstrated ability to document experimental results in reports and publications


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge and experiences in passive and active photonic devices
  • Knowledge of optical transmission technology for Data Centers
  • Knowledge of optical network architectures


Soft Skills:

  • Must be a team player
  • Effective communicator in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and management.
  • Can effectively deal with changes and uncertainty


Travel Requirements: <10%


Hours: 40 hours/week


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.

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