Senior Research Scientist - Optics

Corning Inc.
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Job Description

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. We seek out scientists with experience in optical design, fabrication, or characterization. The candidate must have a track record of combining fundamental optical physics principles to demonstrate novel optical components, imaging or display systems, or metrology. 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 ft2 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 component 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 Skills:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of optics and optical properties of materials
  • Practical experience in experimental optics
  • Deep technical understanding of light-matter interactions
  • Demonstrated experience in data processing techniques such as Python, Matlab, C, or similar packages/languages
  • Demonstrated experience in optical design, including knowledge of tools such as MacLeod, RSoft, Code V, Lighttools, and/or Zemax
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative research

Education and Experience:

  • Required education: PhD in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering or other relevant field
  • Required experience: PhD required with 5+ years of industry experience

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

This position supports immigration sponsorship.

Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.
  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.
  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals. 

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Company Info.

Corning Inc.

Corning Incorporated is an American multinational technology company that specializes in specialty glass, ceramics, and related materials and technologies including advanced optics, primarily for industrial and scientific applications. The company was named Corning Glass Works until 1989.

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