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Thin Films, Inks - Internship

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Company: Corning

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 (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

As our summer intern, you will work in the Corning Research and Development Corporation performing groundbreaking research in Thin Films and Surfaces group. This internship will afford you opportunities to work experiments in ink formulation, inkjet print process, ink-surface interactions and surface modifications.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Literature search
  • Carry out experiments
  • Characterization of results and analyzing results
  • Presentations
  • Participation in the group discussion
  • Getting new ideas


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 8 hours per day


Travel: We do not expect any travel


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

  • Pursing a Master's Degree in Materials Science / Engineering (including Mechanical or Industrial Engineering) / Chemistry / Physics
  • Strong preference for a PhD candidate


Required Skills:

  • Hands on experience in inkjet printing of functional materials, Materials evaluation for printing, surface modification, substrate composition for image quality and durability, understanding of surface-ink interactions, print process parameters
  • Experience in Labview, MatLab
  • Familiarity with basic laboratory techniques and use of common instrumentation
  • Experience with software packages such as DynoChem, MATLAB, JMP, and CAD programs
  • Deep knowledge of the principles of Design of Experiments and statistical analysis
  • Strong communications skills - excellent written and verbal
  • Detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities at a time while meeting expected deadlines.


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • A strong work ethic and ambitious to help
  • Curiosity about how things work and tenacity to learn new things
  • A coachable attitude and a strong desire to improve your skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and independently as needed
  • Evident track-record of success and creativity in your educational and life pursuits


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, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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