General Electric Lead Research Scientist - Ceramics in Niskayuna, New York
Job Description Summary
As a Lead Research Scientist – Ceramics in the Materials Organization you will conduct and lead research on developing advanced ceramic materials and processes for a broad range of current and future GE products. Areas of focus include 3D printed ceramics, ceramic matrix composites and environmental barrier coatings (CMCs and EBCs) for extreme environments, and functional ceramics for sensors and coatings.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Conduct basic and applied research in processes for advanced ceramics of interest to GE businesses and external funding agencies
Develop novel advanced ceramics for various GE products including but not limited to Civil and Military products and transition these technologies to GE businesses
Develop manufacturing processes for new and existing advanced ceramics in a lab and production environment
Identify technology trends in advanced ceramics and develop technical roadmaps to address them
Collaborate with GE's internal product departments, global R&D sites, external and internal material developers, strategic suppliers, and universities
Characterize and identify degradation modes and approaches for improving the lifetime of advanced ceramics in extreme environments
Prepare research proposals for external funding
Invent and patent when appropriate
Deliver effective presentations, reports, publications to GE Research, GE businesses, government agencies, and professional societies when appropriate
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of experience or Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of experience.
Experience in material and process development for bulk ceramics, additive ceramics, ceramic matrix composites, environmental barrier coatings, thermal barrier coatings, solid oxide fuel cells, or other advance ceramic systems with complex microstructure requirements at multiple length scales
Demonstrated expertise of ceramic property-process-microstructure relationships
Demonstrated excellence in research through peer reviewed publications
Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals, now or in the future, for this job opening.
Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.
Must be 18 years or older.
You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at www.gecareers.com (https://wd5.myworkday.com/ge/d/inst/15$165509/www.gecareers.com) to be considered.
Experience in characterization and testing of structural or functional ceramics
Experience in developing materials and devices for biological applications
Experience in chemical vapor deposition or chemical vapor infiltration
Very good understanding of thermodynamics, degradation kinetics, phase stability and diffusion in high temperature material systems
Experience transferring technology from the laboratory to commercialization
Experience working on government contracts and preparing proposals
Experience with statistical analysis, data analytics, and statistical process control
Passion for hands-on development and laboratory work
Demonstrated ability to adapt to multidisciplinary teams in a fast-paced dynamic working environment
This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes