Research Scientist - TOF SIMS

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Research Scientist - TOF SIMS

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.
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Scope of Position:
Utilize TOF-SIMS characterization for technical understanding and problem solving of various aspects of organic chemistry, materials science and physics in a corporate research environment to support diverse businesses in the glass, ceramics and life sciences fields. The candidate will be required to develop experimental plans, interpret data, and present results while interacting as part of interdisciplinary teams to help solve material and process related problems. There will be sufficient opportunity to develop or invent new characterization methodologies for SIMS characterization of materials to advance capabilities and provide fundamental understanding in key business areas.

This position is also responsible for operating safely in the laboratory, instrument maintenance, suggesting measurements and experiments, and developing and maintaining a quality program. Writing technical reports and contributing to intellectual property is also an expectation in this role.

Day to Day Responsibilities:
• Individual contributor with strong technical and hands-on knowledge of TOF-SIMS
• Communicate characterization results to teams and stake-holders as needed
• Manages equipment and resources to keep lab running in good working order
• Document findings in internal and external publications
• Designs and executes experiments to solve problems or develop new processes
• Deliver analytical reports and drive to conclusion
• Contribute 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
• Provides inputs and/or documents ideas and contributions in IDs, research reports as well as refereed publications.
• Makes recommendations for purchasing new equipment, including identifying vendors, collecting quotes and tracking orders.
• Makes technical presentations to customers and at conferences.

Travel Requirements: <5%

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40+ hour work week with flexible schedule

Required Education: Ph. D. in Physics, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, or closely related discipline.

Required Years and Area of Experience: 3+ years of TOF-SIMS experience

Required Skills:
• Fundamental understanding of SIMS combined with excellent technical problem solving skills, particularly in materials science characterization
• Strong fundamental understanding of organic, polymer and physical chemistry.
• Extensive Knowledge of TOF-SIMS
• Broad and extensive knowledge of characterization of materials by various surface science techniques
• Rigorous, customer focused and results oriented
• Clear, analytical thinking and problem solving approach.
• Very good communication skills and a strong ability to interact with team members and customers.
• Self-motivated and interested in long term technical growth in the characterization area.
• Ability to apply understanding of chemical and physical mechanisms to applied problems in materials science

Desired Skills:
• Experience with dynamic SIMS
• Experience in thin-film analysis

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership):
• Ability to work independently, without detailed direction
• Ability to learn from senior experts and grow
• Open and engaged with the customer
• Results oriented and customer focused
• Ability to work as a team player and with diverse teams
• Excellent time management skills and able to handle multiple priorities
• The ability to translate difficult technical concepts to broader audience
• Ability to take feedback constructively and use it for personal growth
EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled.

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