Sr. Research Technician, Chemistry

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty 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 (i.e. projects involved with and role within group):

This position will report directly to one senior scientist, but will support two scientists. This job will be directly involved in projects within the Organic Technology Directorate and support of manufacturing and business issues when needed.


Day to Day Responsibilities: Daily activities could include:

  • Performing wet chemistry experiments (distillation, solvent precipitation, polymerizations, mechanistic/kinetic experiments, formulation preparation).
  • Obtaining analytical measurements from technical experts (FT-IR, HPLC, GC/MS) and some interpretation.
  • Assisting or running reactive extrusions and injection molding. 
  • Clean room esperimentation and maintenance UV cure chemical reactions.
  • Administrative duties such as data entry, safety documentation, equipment inventory and back up when needed.


Travel requirements (please note if international): minimal 


Minimal Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hrs/week


Required Skills:

  • Familiarity with FT-IR, microscopy, basic chemistry lab technique (solution preparation, quantitative analysis, basic organic chemistry understanding)
  • Work safely and independently in a lab setting
  • Ability to quickly learn new instrumental measurements
  • Clearly describe and record experimental results
  • Prepare summary graphs and tables
  • Ability to work in a multi-division role (including some biological materials)
  • Administrative skills: Excel, Powerpoint, Safety Documentation and some minor scheduling   


Education and Experience:

  • BS or AS/AAS with relevant experience


Desired Skills:

  • Flexibility
  • Familiarity with polymer testing and analytical chemistry
  • Familiarity Extrusion and injection molding
  • Clean room protocol and maintenance


Soft Skills:

  • Good oral and written communication skills necessary as report writing and administrative support 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.

Full time
Painted Post, New York 14870, US