Corrosion Research Scientist
GE Corporate - Niskayuna, NY

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Essential Responsibilities
As a Corrosion Research Scientist in the Corrosion and Electrochemistry Lab, you will carry out basic and applied corrosion research on a variety of materials including, low alloy steels, stainless steels and Ni-base alloys; develop research programs to address needs of GE businesses; prepare research proposals for external funding organizations; perform experimental work; write reports and make presentations on the research performed. You will have an opportunity to apply your research skills supporting many of the GE businesses such as Nuclear, Oil & Gas and Aviation.

As a Corrosion Research Scientist, you will work with GE businesses to implement corrosion research strategies to understand material vulnerabilities; use your scientific expertise to develop and support research projects; and recommend scientific approaches and solutions to corrosion challenges. Successful Research Scientists should be able to rapidly apply their expertise to develop practical solutions. They have strong verbal and written communication skills, including technical presentation skills, and the ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Conduct basic and applied research in the area of corrosion and stress corrosion cracking of primarily low alloy steels, stainless steels and nickel based alloys.
  • Define experimental approach and course of action to meet research objectives
  • Communicate research results to internal and external stakeholders through reports and presentations of your work.
  • Work with GE businesses to understand their needs then formulate research objectives and action plans to address those needs.
  • Make independent decisions on routine issues and methods and recommend scientific approaches and solutions.
  • Design and execute experiments.
  • Keep current in own area of scientific expertise and work to expand depth and breadth of technical knowledge.
  • Publish scientific papers and internal reports.

    • PhD in Corrosion Engineering, Physical Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, or Materials Engineering.
    • Demonstrated understanding of damage accumulation in metallic materials in aqueous environments.
    • Demonstrated ability to formulate, plan and conduct research projects with defined objectives and deliverables within financial and schedule constraints.
    • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally for up to 8-10 weeks per year.
    • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.
    • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.
    • Must be 18 years or older.
    • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
    • Experience with processing of metals.
    • Familiarity with electrochemical measurement techniques in high temperature water.
    • Fundamental understanding of Fracture Mechanics.
    • Experience with low alloy steel, Stainless Steel and Ni-base alloy corrosion and processing.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong experimental skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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