Res & Dev Intern:

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): This is a summer intern position for an undergraduate (i.e. currently enrolled in materials science, chemical engineering, applied physics or similar disciple or else recent graduate with bachelor’s degree on their way to graduate school). The intern will work on a project involving developing advanced characterization methodologies to determine and measure the type and abundance of the outer-most atoms of surfaces. This involves primarily using Low Energy Ion Spectroscopy (LEIS) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) but is not limited to these techniques.


Day to Day Responsibilities: Working closely with the laboratory owner/internship supervisor to ensure safe and accurate operation of the experiments. Implementing experimental plans. Collating and interpreting results. Performing background research and literature research related to the internship. Presenting the results in a concise and accurate matter.


Travel requirements (please note if international): none


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours/week


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration): Enrollment in materials science, chemical engineering, applied physics or similar discipline. Year: undergrad, or possibly a recent graduate on their way to graduate school.


Required Skills (These are skills that candidates must possess): Powerpoint. Excel.


Desired Skills (these are the skills that would be nice for candidates to possess): Familiarity with vacuum systems Familiarity with surface analysis


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership): Ability to communicate. Ability learn cross-disciplinary topics involving chemistry, physics, materials science and surface science. An innate sense of curiosity.

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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