Research Scientist Microscopy
Corning Incorporated - Corning, NY

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Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.

Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.

A world leader in industrial research and development, Corning staunchly believes in change. We thrive on seeking new opportunities to make a difference for mankind and bringing them to life.

Our dedicated scientists conduct their research with the highest integrity, finely tuned processes and superb skill. Breakthroughs occur when our researchers leverage existing technologies across product lines or come as the result of a profound moment of inspiration or even as an unexpected, experimental outcome. That is when research is at its most exciting.

We do everything possible to sustain our culture of innovation. We continually invest in research and development to provide our scientists with the resources they need. This has enabled our scientific community to develop a unique ability to solve complex problems and maintain a keen focus on things that really matter -- technologies that improve our lives and change our world.

R&D is the foundation on which Corning’s history has been built, and we have no doubt it will lead us to future technological triumphs.

To know more about Corning's Science and Technology division, please visit the R&D website at:

Scope of Position :
Individual contributor in the SEM / Image Analysis Department supporting the characterization needs of the Science and Technology community.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
Individual contributor with a specialty in image analysis, electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and optical microscopy. Sample prep. Contribute as part of a team to project planning, problem solving, and engage in discussions to address characterization needs of the Science and Technology community. Participate in internal and external collaborations as necessary, including collaborations with universities and national laboratories. Documentation of results and intellectual property.

Travel Requirements: Typically less than 5%

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hours with occasional longer hours in evenings or weekends.

Required Education:
Minimum BS in Material Science or related field.

Required Years and Area of Experience :
3-5 years of experience

Required Skills:
Fundamental understanding of image analysis, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and optical microscopy. Sample prep. Broad and extensive knowledge in the characterization of materials by various microscopy techniques. Technical flexibility to solve a wide variety of characterization requests. Ability to multi-task. Drive to get things done, and willingness to attend to the details of getting things done. A desire to "push the envelope" for continued technical growth in the department. Interest in both basic and applied research. Ability to work in an R&D environment where objectives may sometimes be ambiguous and dynamic. Good technical communication skills, both verbal and written.

Desired Skills:
Computer Programming skills Experience with image analysis software. (Image Pro, Image J etc.) Strong Math/Statistics Background. (Minitab, Matlab, Jump etc.) Experience with advance electron beam techniques. (EBSD, EBIC,Cathodoluminescence etc.) Experience and /or technical understanding of other characterization techniques that are complementary to SEM / IA. (X-ray Diffraction, Scanning Probe Microscopy etc.)

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):
Ability to work independently, without detailed direction. Ability to learn from subject matter experts and grow. Open and engaging with customers. The ability to influence, negotiate and collaborate. Results oriented. Ability to work as a team player and with diverse teams.

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Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process...