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Research Scientist-Chemistry

Date: Jun 14, 2019

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 36609


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. Scientist in the Coating, Inks, and Adhesives Research Group within the Organic and Biochemical Technologies research directorate. The group conducts research in the areas of coatings, inks, and adhesives to deliver technical solutions and innovations to all Corning businesses. This person will work on cross-functional project teams and will be expected to set the technical direction and lead the research effort for their part of their assigned project(s). Expertise and experience in the areas of coating, ink, and/or adhesive formulation chemistry and application processes is required. This person may also be called upon to lead a project and technical team. The ideal candidate will have a track record of applying their subject matter expertise to solve problems and deliver solutions as it pertains to the use of coatings, inks, and/or adhesives with glass. This position also requires the ability to adapt to changes in priorities as projects evolve. Writing technical reports, presenting experimental work to technical teams and leadership, and contributing to intellectual property is also an expectation in this role.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Carry out all work in a safe manner and use required PPE

• Direct and carry out research in the areas of coatings, inks, and/or adhesives science to advance progress on assigned projects.

• Identify and define key problems and develop and execute approaches to solve them.

• The candidate is expected to take a hands-on approach and spend significant time in the lab

• Deliver practical solutions along with fundamental understanding through deep technical knowledge and rigorous experimentation.

• Documentation and presentation of work in both written and oral formats will be required.

• Documentation of ideas and contributions to intellectual property is expected

• Provide guidance to technicians in the group working on the project and assume formal supervisory responsibility as deemed necessary.


Travel requirements (please note if international):

• Expected to be minimal but will depend on project needs. Some international travel may be required.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

• 40 hours per week / M-F / flex-time.


Education and Experience:

• PhD in Organic or Polymer chemistry with 2 to 5 years industrial experience.


Required Skills:

• Ability to work in a collaborative manner in a multi-disciplinary team environment

• Demonstrated ability to solve difficult technical problems and deliver practical solutions that meet the application requirements along with the fundamental understanding of the chemistry that drives the performance

• Proficient in polymer structure property relationships

• Attention to details

• Self-starter


Desired Skills:

• Project leadership experience.


This position supports visa immigration

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