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Sr Research Technician - Chemistry

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Date: Aug 6, 2022

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 52773


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.


Purpose of the Position: Responsible for supporting projects in polymer synthesis and coating formulation within the Organic and Biochemical Technologies Directorate. This group provides subject matter expertise in the areas of coatings, inks, and adhesives to solve problems across all Corning businesses. He or she will be expected to document results from experiments and share with supervisor and/or project team. The ability to work in an independent manner under the guidance and direction of a scientist is a required skill. This position also requires the ability to adapt to changes in priorities and focus areas as projects evolve. All objectives and deliverables for the role will be established with the supervisor.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Work with scientists to plan and carry out required experiments to advance progress against project objectives

• Preparation of testing specimens, routine operation of standardized testing, assisting with non-standard experimentation and methods development, maintaining and basic troubleshooting of equipment

• Proficient in the use of Microsoft office Suite and JMP statistical software in support of experiment data collection and analysis

• Develop and update operation and experiment SOP and related documents

• Perform equipment maintenance and upkeep as needed

• Assist in the organization and management of lab inventory, prioritize experiments

• Perform coating experiments and provide feedback as needed

• Design experiments, communicate observations, perform related measurements, collect summarize data


Travel Requirements: None to minimal

Hours of work/work schedule: 40 hours per week / M-F / Overtime may occasionally be needed.


Education and Experience:

BS in Chemistry


Required Skills:

• Hands-on technical aptitude

• Highly organized and good attention to detail, rigorous execution, and data accuracy

• Good at multi-tasking – working on several deliverables at the same time

• Familiar with basic laboratory equipment and instrumentation

• Basic knowledge of organic/polymer chemistry

• Ability to work safely with organic chemicals

• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and JMP

• Self-starter - independent


Desired Skills:

• Experience working with coatings and adhesives

• Experience with mechanical testing (using Instron or similar)


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written formats

• Ability to work across different organizations in S&T

• Self-starter - independent


This position does not support 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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