Development Scientist II:

Painted Post New York

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):

Lead, execute and/or support current projects in the areas of general surface chemistry and physical-chemistry. Conduct experiments using cleaning, etching and deposition techniques. Study interaction of surfaces with exterior environment. Create and/or support of innovative metrology and characterization tools related to different physical-chemistry interactions with surfaces. Key ability of interest is to create innovative and cost-effective products and/or supporting technology that can quickly enable new products.


Day to Day Responsibilities: Lead, execute and support current projects in the areas of surface chemistry and physical-chemistry interaction with glass surfaces and other related materials. Support new characterization tools and lab operations. Support with technical findings improvements on the combined chemical, optical and mechanical performance of glass substrates.


Travel Requirements (please note if international): Occasional travel, mostly domestic but some overseas travel expected upon demand.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 5 days, 40 hour work week

Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration) PhD in Chemistry , Physics, Engineering or Materials Science. 0-3 years of industry experience.


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates MUST possess)

• Ability to design, build and test novel experiments from ground up.

• Deep understanding of physical-chemistry and surface science.

• Familiarity with statistical data analysis and working with large data-sets.

• Strong understanding of optical materials with strong preference towards glasses.

• Basic knowledge of mechanical properties of materials.


Desired Skills (These are skills that would be nice for candidates to possess)

• Knowledge of ion-exchanged or proton exchange.

• Working knowledge of fracture mechanics.

• Hand on experience with thin-film deposition tools (e.g , E-beam, Magnetron sputtering, spray coating, spin coating, etc...).

• Experience with optics.

• Physical systems modeling.

• Excellent written and oral presentation skills

• Programming, preferably C, C# and Matlab.

• Labview automation skills.


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership) Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

• Comfortable with ambiguity and multitasking among multiple projects.

• Lead or contribute to multidisciplinary projects

• Lead or contribute to international teams

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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