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Sr. Research Associate - Material Process

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Date: Jul 18, 2019

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 37565


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.

This position is for a Senior Research Associate that will lead and participate in projects related to hot glass forming. The candidate will build knowledge and develop new glass forming processes, and also address challenges on existing processes at times. They will assess process feasibility by using analytical modeling skills but will also work with project teams on experiments including directly with hot glass. The candidate will work in a team environment, will have opportunity to perform independent work, and also build collaborations with other research and development groups. The candidate will work on projects of shared objectives with other groups within research, as well as with development and engineering.

Day to Day Responsibilities: Designing, executing experiments, and interpreting data that will correlate theory and modeling to experimental results. Communication and interaction with project managers and other team members; must be able to provide guidance to technicians on experiments, expectations, and be able to document results in the form of technical reports and invention disclosures.

Travel Requirements: 10%, possible limited international

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 – 50 hours, generally 8-5 M-F with some flexibility


Required Education: PhD in mechanical engineering/material science or related field. Would consider candidates with MS degrees and extensive experience.

Required Years and Area of Experience: 10+ years of experience with process design and process modeling, preferably experience in glass forming processes.


Required Skills:

1. Analytical thinking and modeling skills

2. Ability to work in a team environment, collaborative

3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

4. Willingness to work in a hot glass environment and perform hands on work as needed


Desired Skills:

1. Ph. D. in mechanical engineering/material science

2. Experience with designing/running equipment in a lab

3. Experience with process scale-up


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

2. Ability to work in a team environment and work across boundaries

3. Proactive and takes initiative 4. Build relationships within and outside the group

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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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