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Optical Scientist

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Corning Incorporated

Corning, NY

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Optical Scientist



New York

Optical Scientist


Sep 11, 2017


Corning, NY, US, 14830

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Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in speciality glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning's Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering division (MTE) is recognized as the leader in engineering excellence & innovative manufacturing technologies by providing diverse skills to Corning’s existing & emerging businesses.

We anticipate & provide timely, valued, leading edge manufacturing technologies and engineering expertise. We partner with Corning’s businesses and the Science & Technology division. Together we create and sustain Corning’s manufacturing as a differential advantage.

Scope of Position:

Develop and deploy state of the art measurement and inspection systems using various measurement technologies, high performance computing platforms, motion systems, controls systems, and other hardware and software based tools. Work both as a team member and team leader to address a wide array of R&D and business needs in the area of measurements and inspection.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

Consult with internal customers to asses and forecast project needs.

Write detailed project scope and requirements documents; develop project plans, roadmaps, and strategy documents.

Develop measurement and inspection methods and systems using a variety of technologies to solve challenging current and future R&D and production problems.

Lead brainstorming and other activities related to system engineering and measurement technologies.

Design and execute lab experiments to evaluate novel measurement technologies.

Develop complete systems, including hardware, software, and controls, for measurement and inspection purposes, ranging from experimental/proof-of-concept lab systems to robust industrial systems for product development and pilot production.

Communicate and document testing results and project progress.

Transfer new technologies to equipment and process receivers.

Travel Requirements:

Project Dependent, 0-50%, averaging

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

Standard Hours are M-F, 8-5. flex time is supported

Required Education:

PhD in Physics, Optics, Electrical Engineering, Applied or Engineering Physics, Computer Engineering, or equivalent

Required Years and Area of Experience:

5 years in a technically relevant field.

Required Skills:

Project planning and management

Process development

Hands-on experimental work in one or more: optics, lasers, measurements, or equivalent

Experimental planning, documentation, and reporting

Systems engineering and systems integration

Skills and experience in several of the following:

Vision system development – cameras, optics, lighting, as well as imaging specific software and algorithms

Image analysis and image processing tools and techniques

Optical and laser measurements

Machine Learning and AI

Advanced imaging technologies – IR, x-ray, THz, microwave

Statistics, statistical analysis & modeling

Design of experiments (DOE) and measurement system analysis (MSA)

Nonlinear optics

Acousto-optics, electro-optics

Optical design

Laser operation, alignment, characterization

Optical setups and alignment

Motion systems and control

Acoustic / ultrasonic technology and methods

Non-destructive testing

Remote sensing

Data management, database integration

High performance computing

Surface physics/chemistry, thin films

Semiconductor physics

Desired Skills:

Programming experience: VB.NET, C#, C/C , LabView, Matlab, or equivalent

Process controls, automation (PLC)

Modeling of physical phenomena

Laser processing


Glass science, materials science

Mechanical design (Solidworks or equivalent)


Experience leveraging external suppliers and system integrators.

Soft Skills:

Ability to work independently and as a team member, as well as the ability to lead teams

Familiarity with matrix organizations and management structure

Able to present/sell concepts to internal customers (strong presentation skills)

Able to interact effectively with customers and staff (strong interpersonal skills)

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Company Profile
Corning Incorporated manufactures and sells specialty glasses, ceramics, and related materials worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, and Life Sciences. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for active matrix liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that are used primarily in notebook computers, flat panel desktop monitors, and LCD televisions. The Optical Communications segment manufactures optical fiber and cable, and hardware and equipment products comprising cable assemblies, fiber optic hardware and connectors, optical components and couplers, closures, network interface devices, and other accessories. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary, and gasoline and diesel applications. The Specialty Materials segment manufactures products that provide approximately 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics, and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment develops, manufactures, and supplies scientific laboratory products, such as general labware and equipment, as well as specialty surfaces, media, and reagents for cell culture research, bioprocessing, genomics, drug discovery, microbiology, and chemistry. This segment also develops and produces various technologies, including the Corning Epic technology for screening; the Corning HYPER platform of vessels for cell yields; Corning Microcarriers for cell scale-up, therapy, and vaccine applications; Corning CellBIND, Matrigel, BioCoat, and Synthemax II surfaces; and Corning stemgro media. Corning Incorporated has strategic collaboration agreement with World Kitchen, LLC. The company was formerly known as Corning Glass Works and changed its name to Corning Incorporated in April 1989. Corning Incorporated was founded in 1851 and is based in Corning, New York.

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