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Sr. Development Scientist (High-Speed Optical Telecommunications)

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Date: Sep 24, 2022

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56245


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.


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




Physics or Engineering PhD in Optics/Optoelectronics



  • Design and/or fabrication and/or characterization of optical waveguides or systems
  • Lab work in optics
  • Data analysis


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 communications
  • Inventiveness, creativity Independent problem-solving, resourcefulness
  • Ability to drive to fundamental understanding
  • Effectiveness in team environment   


"Nice to Have" Experience:

  • High-Speed Optical Telecommunications
  • Industrial Research & Development
  • Patent Applications


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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