Research Scientist- Applied Mechanics

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Date: May 26, 2024

Location: Pune, MH, IN, 410501

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63303


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 



Job Location:

Baner Pune, India

Job Profile:

This position is for a “Research Scientist – Applied Mechanics” who can use engineering knowledge and fundamental understanding to solve problems using modeling & simulation. We are looking for technically well versed, out-of-the-box thinker who can work independently and collaborate effectively with the project team to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions for Corning products & processes. Candidate needs to apply numerical methods to understand physics, study design options and generate new concepts for different Corning businesses. This position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with globally located project leaders, experimentalists, modelers, researchers, engineers in our commercial organizations, and customers.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Candidate will help devolpe, validate and apply analytical and numerical models to solve dynamic impact models, nonlinear FEA, fracture mechanics and other applied mechanics problems related to product performance and processes.
  • Participate on cross functional teams to solve research and development problems and deliver practical solutions to high-value business programs in technology and engineering.
  • Develop models using appropriate methods and software; expanding the capabilities as needed.
  • Communicate and present regular project updates to the stakeholders located across the globe. This will require the candidate to be available for evening / late evening meetings (India time).
  • Document findings with internal and external publications.
  • Keep abreast with the technological advancements.

Required Skills:

  • Strong background in solid mechanics and FEA. Deep understanding of solid mechanics concept and theory.
  • Experience with commercial FEA softwares including but not limited to ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, ANSYS Mechanical, MATLAB, or Tecplot.
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with modeling dynamic impact problem, material non-linearities.
  • Very good communiation skiils and strong ability to interact with team menbers and customers.
  • Ability to understand and break down real world problems into solvable modeling objectives.
  • Good balance between technical depth and breadth (i.e., flexible, and adaptable to multiple technology areas).
  • Self-motivated, interested in long term technical growth.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with experimental work, directly or in a collaboration.
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic work environment & on diverse technologies.
  • Experience in multiple software and/or programming languages (C/C++, Unix, Shell, Python) will be an added advantage.

Soft Skills:

  • High level of technical curiosity and maintain a desire to learn and grow in diverse technology areas.
  • Must be collaborative and able to openly engage with colleagues to achieve project goals.
  • The ability to translate difficult technical concepts to broader audience.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to manage one’s own work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively by phone and video with team members in international locations.

Education and Experience:

  • PhD / Masters / Dual Degree in Mechanical / Civil / Aerospace engineering or Materials Science with emphasis on solid mechanics and Finite Element Analysis from IITs / IISc / reputed foreign univeristy
  • Fresher or relevant work experience of 1-3 years after Masters / Dual Degree or more than 1 year after PhD.



  • Occasional travel to global locations to interact with people in the research, development, engineering, and manufacturing community.

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