Materials Scientist – Structural Ceramics
GE Corporate - Niskayuna, NY

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Job Number

1743517

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

Essential Responsibilities
As a Materials Scientist - Structural Ceramics you will conduct research on development, structure-processing-performance relationship, degradation and lifing of high temperature ceramics including Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs), Environmental Barrier Coatings (EBCs), Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs), and porous membranes.

You will:
  • Conduct basic and applied research in developing stable, high temperature oxide and non-oxide ceramics of interest to GE businesses.

  • Characterize and identify degradation modes and approaches for improving the lives of high temperature material systems including CMCs, EBCs, SOFCs, and porous membranes.

  • Identify long-term technical challenges and specific growth opportunities in current or future GE businesses.

  • Develop research objectives and action plans to address these opportunities.

  • Prepare research proposals to external funding organizations.

  • Invent and patent when appropriate.

  • Deliver effective presentations, reports, publications to GE Global Research, GE businesses, government agencies, and professional societies.

    Qualifications/Requirements
    • Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering,Ceramic Science and Engineering, or Metallurgy, or Chemical Engineering with with at least 2 years experience experience (or Masters in these fields with at least 5 years post degree experience) in high temperature ceramics and/or ceramic coatings.

    • Understanding of mechanical properties and fracture mechanics of ceramics.

    • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas at the Masters Level, now or in the future, for this job opening.
    • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

    • Must be willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

    • Must be 18 years or older.

    • You must submit your application for employment through GECareers.com 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
    • Doctorate with at least 5 years industrial experience in high temperature oxide and non-oxide ceramics and/or ceramic coatings.
    • Understanding of degradation modes of high temperature materials and coatings, such as chemical interactions, surface and interface reactions, coating cracking and coating spallation.
    • Understanding and working knowledge of ceramic processing, solid-state reactions, sintering, and phase equilibria.
    • Industrial Experience in Applications of high-temperature thermodynamics/kinetics to high temperature processes.
    • Working knowledge and hands on experience with characterization tools, such as optical and scanning electron microscopes, X-ray diffraction and thermal analysis methods.
    • Demonstrated excellence in research through peer reviewed publications.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and in multi-disciplinary teams.
    • A GPA greater than 3.5 in all degrees.

    Section 19 Job
    YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 19 OF THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ACT.

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