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Research Associate-Optics

Corning Incorporated Sunnyvale, CA
  • Posted: March 22, 2019
  • Full-Time

Research Associate-Optics

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Date: Mar 12, 2019
Location: Sunnyvale, CA, US
Company: Corning
Requisition Number: 36541

Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise inspecialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people's lives.
At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.
Scope of Position
Research at Corning has created life changing technologies from low loss optical fiber to damage resistant glass and filters to reduce air pollution. We innovate from a deep understanding of emerging applications combined with unparalleled capabilities to design and manufacture novel materials at scale. Our research and development teams enjoy a culture born of science and entrepreneurship. We are seeking optical scientists and engineers looking to use Corning's unique materials to develop active optical systems. Candidates should have experience with optical architecture design, simulation as well as prototyping and testing. This is an opportunity to work with talented interdisciplinary teams that span the globe. This position, Senior Research Scientist, Optical Design, is in the Optical Applications Research group of Corning's Science and Technology Division and located in Sunnyvale, CA. Optical Applications Research works with customers and technology partners to understand the requirements of emerging optical applications and develops novel solutions that can be efficiently manufactured.

Day to Day Responsibilities
Work with customers, partners and team members to determine requirements for new products
Design, simulate, prototype and test optical systems incorporating active and novel optical components.
Collaborate in material and device innovation by linking optical system performance to component characteristics
Invent differentiated components and sub-systems and protect with patents
Investigate new optical technologies and applications and initiate/support research projects to create new industry-changing product categories

Required Education Ph.D. in Optical or Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field. 5+ years of experience.

Required skills
Demonstrated experience designing and testing actively optimized optical systems
Working knowledge of diffractive optics, spatial light modulators
Knowledge of commercial and custom modeling and design tools (such as Zemax, Code V, Lighttools) including their limitations
Ability to design and build laboratory test systems to verify/troubleshoot system performance
Ability to work collaboratively in multifunctional teams spread over multiple locations
Ability to learn new applications quickly and deeply
Excellent oral and written communication skills

Travel Requirements< 20%, domestic and some international travel required
We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto
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Corning Incorporated


Sunnyvale, CA
94086 USA

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