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Sr Research Scientist

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Date: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 56466


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.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

The individual as a research scientist will provide technical insight, design, and execute experiments to develop a fundamental understanding of rheological behavior of highly filled systems. The person will develop in-depth process understanding to help introduce new products and improve product performance. The major focus of this position is to support fundamental understanding of the behavior of highly filled pastes to support existing processes and new process technologies being researched by Corning to support products such as ribbon ceramics, sustainability and carbon capture. In addition, the individual should also be able to provide technical support to development and engineering, organizations through transferring processes and knowledge as necessary. The person is expected to have broad technical interest, a strong motivational drive as well as sound interpersonal skills to work with interdisciplinary teams of diverse cultural, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have good presentation and communication skills.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

1. Enhance our understanding of the rheological behavior of highly filled pastes. A particular area of interest is on the interaction of that paste with the dies used in extrusion.

2. Engage in process R&D work including experimental planning, execution, data analysis, and communicating results.

3. Collaborate with development, engineering, and operational groups in developing and transferring fundamental understandings learned from evaluating new process and/or product concepts.


Travel Requirements:

10-20% of domestic and international travel may be required

Hours of work/work schedule/flextime:

Normal hours 8:00am-5:00pm; could have after-hours meetings/teleconferences as needed.


Required Education:

Ph.D. degree in Physical/inorganic Chemistry, Ceramics or Materials Science and a minimum of 5 years experience. Alternatively a Masters in Physical Chemistry, Ceramics or Materials Science with minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.


Required Skills:

1. Solid background in first principles of inorganic materials processing technology (tape casting, milling/mixing, rheology, sintering) with emphasis on ceramics and glass ceramics.

2. Extensive experience with extrusion of highly filled pastes.

3. Modeling experience on the rheological behavior of pastes.

4. Ability to work with people of diverse technical and cultural backgrounds.

5. Hands-on experimental skills, including use of forming equipment (extrusion, tape casting, dry and hot pressing) and milling/mixing equipment 6. Data analysis and ability to correlate data to real-life applications.


Desired Skills:

1. Exposure to working in Industrial research & development laboratory.

2. Strong work ethics with the desire to learn new skills.

3. Background/experience in tape casting process

4. Knowledge of batch formulation for tape casting

5. Experience with modeling software


Soft Skills:

1. Ability to work independently and with cross-functional teams

2. Strong collaboration mindset

3. Excellent communication skills (oral & written)

Nearest Major Market: Corning