Research Intern - Surfaces:

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): Summer internship in Corning Research and Development Corporation performing cutting edge research in surface texturing with nanoparticle coatings on glass surfaces.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Design, execute and analyze experiments under the guidance of supervisor
  • Submit samples to testing labs and track & compile results
  • Perform/develop measurements to support fundamental understanding
  • Conduct data manipulation, analysis, graphing, etc.
  • Interpret experimental results and provide recommendations for next steps


Travel requirements (please note if international): <5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hour work week, typical 8am - 5pm with potential flex time


Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration):

  • 2nd year or later graduate student in Materials Science, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering
  • GPA > 3.3


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

  • Hands-on experience with daily lab work
  • Basic data analysis, data display, & statistical skills
  • Computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc)
  • Technical strengths in colloids, dip/aerosol/other coating methods, thin films, characterization techniques like SEM, AFM, profilometry
  • Knowledgeable in surface science, physical chemistry
  • Effective communication skills - verbal & written plans, results, and recommendations
  • Good team player – work easily with different personalities


Desired Skills (these are the skills that would be nice for candidates to possess):

  • Experience with glass surfaces, cleanliness best practices


Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):

  • Self-motivated and results-oriented
  • Ability to develop concise, succinct representations of project goals, objectives and status in written presentation and oral formats.
  • Reliable & detail-oriented. Ensures that things are done properly, even if it means starting over.
  • Wide range of interest in materials, technologies and application.

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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