Senior Research Scientist | Corning

September 25, 2023
February 29, 2024
Corning, New York
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Scope of Position:

The successful candidate would work in the Micro and Nano Optics (MNO) research department of the Science and Technology Division. MNO combines deep understanding of display, light sources, and sensing systems with fundamental research in structured materials to develop new advantaged optical products. As part of Corning Global Research, we leverage world-class expertise and capabilities in optical metrology, material finishing, and replication in our 2,000,000 sq ft laboratory in upstate New York and our research centers across the globe. From consumer electronics to quantum communications, MNO’s scientists understand our customer’s needs, translate those needs into hypotheses, and execute the design, modeling, and experiments required to test those hypotheses.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Develop optical components for display, consumer electronics, photonics, or other emerging technology areas
  • Model, design, and measure optical structures that produce desired refractive, diffractive, or scattering properties
  • Work closely with scientists, engineers, and technicians to develop and execute experiment plans
  • Build subject matter expertise in optics, materials, and fabrication disciplines; consult with commercial peers in various business units
  • Document knowledge in formal and informal reports


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or other relevant field with 5+ years of experience
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of optics and optical properties of materials
  • Practical experience in experimental optics
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Desired Skills:

  • Experience in applied research setting
  • Experience working on interdisciplinary teams
  • Experience with advanced computational techniques such as machine learning or computational optics
  • Experience in vision or color science


Soft Skills:

  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks across multiple efforts
  • Passion for learning new technology
  • Ability to propose and carry out new lines of inquiry
  • Ability to work with people having different styles and perspectives
  • Project management or team leadership


Travel requirements: < 10% some international travel required


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