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Senior Scientist Antennas & RF Modeling (m/f)

Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, RU

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.


We are offering a unique job opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in an exciting field of Wireless Communications. 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 leadership for research projects and activities focusing on Antenna systems and RF propagation to support Corning R&D in optical and wireless communication systems,
  • Guide efforts for building numerical models of antennas and antenna arrays,
  • Develop novel antenna and RF solutions for Corning’s next-generation Wireless Systems,
  • Play a leading role in creation of relevant IP to protect key inventions related to novel networking solutions.  

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Conceive antenna designs and define antenna requirements for various future product concepts,
  • Propose and lead research projects/activities involving design of antenna elements and arrays; perform extensive numerical simulations with industry-standard commercial tools,
  • In collaboration with experimental and testing groups, design and perform system testing and validation experiments,
  • Collaborate on various wireless system projects and execute technology transfer with R&D organizations in Corning, NY and other Corning sites,
  • Prepare technical presentations and reports for Technology and Management teams,
  • 10-15% global travel is expected.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree, with Ph.D. preferred, in Electrical Engineering, Electronics or related discipline,
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in antenna design and EM modeling and simulation OR
  • Established track record of technical achievements in Antennas and Wireless Communications, as evidenced by publication in high-impact peer-reviewed media and patents.

Job Requirements: 

  • Expert use of one or more industry standard modeling tools like HFSS, CST Microwave Studio, FEKO, etc.
  • Strong background in Wireless Communications, with emphasis on Antenna theory and multiple antenna technologies, including millimeter wave systems,
  • Experience in analyzing and simulating RF propagation and wireless communication channel at various frequencies, from sub-GHz to THz,
  • Hands-on lab experience with antenna measurements and system characterization is a strong plus,
  • Good command of general purpose computational tools like Matlab or Python,
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are required to facilitate direct interaction with Corning research teams.  


Job Preferences:

  • Good understanding of Digital Signal Processing and familiarity with contemporary radio access technologies (LTE, 5G-NR),
  • Established Project Leadership skills,
  • Scientific curiosity, ability and desire to learn new areas.


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.