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Research Scientist - Electromagnetic/ Antenna Modeling

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Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, RU, 194021

Company: Corning


Job Title: Research Scientist – Electromagnetic / Antenna Modeling


Scope of Position:

We are offering a unique job opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in an exciting field of Wireless Communications and Networking. This job provides a wide range of opportunities to invent and bring to fruition new life-changing technologies for the 5G Mobile Communication and beyond.


The successful candidate will:

  • Work from the Corning Scientific Center in St. Petersburg, Russia and closely interact with other Corning R&D teams around the globe,
  • Provide technical contribution to research projects and activities focusing on Antenna systems for next-generation wireless communications,
  • Guide efforts for building numerical models of antennas, antenna arrays and other RF components for 5G communications,
  • Study the application of Corning materials for millimeter wave and THz applications,
  • Play a leading role in creation of relevant IP to protect key inventions related to novel networking solutions.  
  • In collaboration with experimental and testing groups, design and perform system testing and validation experiments,
  • Prepare technical presentations and reports for Technology and Management teams.



Required Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree, with Ph.D. preferred, in Electrical Engineering or related discipline, with emphasis on Antenna Theory and Computational Electromagnetics,
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in antenna design and electromagnetic modeling, however outstanding candidates with less experience might be considered,
  • Established track record of technical achievements in antennas and electromagnetic theory, as evidenced by publication in high-impact peer-reviewed media and patents.



Job Requirements:

  • Strong background in antenna theory and numerical methods for electromagnetic computations,
  • Strong track record of antenna modeling and analysis using analytical and numerical methods,
  • Proficiency with industry-standard numerical tools (e.g., HFSS, Feko, CST Studio Suite).
  • Excellent math background, including advanced calculus, partial differential equations, vector analysis and matrix algebra; solid background in probability theory and statistics is a plus,
  • Solid programming skills in MATLAB; experience with Python or C is a plus,
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills in English are required to facilitate direct interaction with Corning global research teams.



Job Preferences (nice to have):

  • Prior work on beamforming algorithms, antenna arrays and array signal processing,
  • Hands-on lab experience with antenna measurements and characterization, 
  • Experience in analyzing and simulating RF propagation and wireless communication channel at various frequencies, from sub-GHz to THz,
  • Good understanding of Digital Signal Processing and familiarity with wireless communications standards and contemporary radio access technologies
  • Familiar with software development process and experience with version-control system (preferably Git),
  • Previous experience as researcher with focus on antenna theory and design.


Soft Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated,
  • Ability to work with multiple teams across organizational and regional boundaries,
  • Excellent planning and time management skills; ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects,
  • Flexibility to adjust work schedule to accommodate urgent business requests,
  • Scientific curiosity, ability and desire to learn new areas.