Opto-Electronics Scientist:

Palo Alto California

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in speciality 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.

Day to Day Responsibilities:


Lead, execute and support current projects in the areas of optoelectronics, sensors, novel display applications and high-speed electronics. Key ability of interest is to create innovative and cost-effective products.

Travel Requirements: Occasional travel, mostly domestic

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


Required Education: PhD in Physics, Materials Science or Engineering


Required Years and Area of Experience: 3


Required Skills: 

  • Ability to design, build and test novel experiments
  • Familiarity with data analysis
  • Deep understanding of physics and materials


 Desired Skills:

  • Optomechanical integration and packaging
  • Physical systems modeling,
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Programming, preferably C 


Soft Skills:

  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Lead or contribute to multidisciplinary projects
  • Lead or contribute to international teams
  • Mitigate technical risks
  • Find new opportunities for Corning
  • Clear, concise oral and written communication

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.

Basic Qualifications