Scientist - Solid Mechanics/Materials
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:
Apply modeling to investigate fundamentals of brittle failure, and to address practical problems involving brittle failure.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
Work in a team environment to figure out materials and design changes to reduce probability of failure of glass and ceramic components. Investigate composition/processing/microstructure/property relationships in ceramics. Study fundamentals of failure, including the effect of composition and microstructure on resistance to failure. Incumbent is required to have deep expertise in modeling and numerical simulation, and will partner closely with experimentalists.

Travel Requirements: Occasional travel, including international.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Flex time with core hours 9:00-4:00.

Required Education:
Ph.D in materials science, applied mechanics, physics, or related disciplines. Exceptional candidates with a Master's degree and 3 years' experience will also be considered.

Required Years and Area of Experience: Master's candidates must have a minimum of 3 years' experience.

Required Skills:
Strong foundation in physics and engineering science related to materials behavior.

Deep expertise in modeling and numerical simulation, including finite element analysis. Willingness to take on challenging problems, and persistence to follow through. Experience in working with experimentalists. Good communication skills.

Desired Skills:
Experimental experience, preferably in studying brittle materials behavior

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):
Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment. Ability to partner well with experimentalists. Inter-personal skills to participate in vigorous technical debate in a constructive manner.

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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...