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General Electric Lead Scientist - Metallurgy - Vernova Research in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

GE Vernova’s Advanced Research business is the central innovation engine for GE’s portfolio of energy businesses, which will be unified under one banner called GE Vernova. The research organization is made up of 250+ researchers representing virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline. Collectively, they are driving major research programs and initiatives to decarbonize power, accelerate renewables, and promote electrification and the creation of a 21st century grid fit to power a zero-carbon energy future.

Metallurgists are responsible for technical direction and research execution related to work in new alloy design, processing and property optimization, microstructure quantification, root cause analysis for a manufacturing improvement, and metallurgy-based service & repair work. Your primary responsibility in this job will be to provide technical leadership in projects focusing on alloy composition, microstructure, processing and performance relationships. Join us and help develop materials for the future in Energy Transition!

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

As a Lead Scientist - Metallurgy, you will:

  • Conduct research in an interdisciplinary team environment involving new alloy design, process optimization, property optimization, root cause analysis for processing and manufacturing improvements, and metallurgy-based service & repair work for a variety of metallic materials systems.

  • Participate in technology road mapping and competitive assessment to drive new technology programs.

  • Participate in the shaping, cultivation and execution of government contracts.

  • Author program proposals to external agencies that align with GE Vernova technology roadmaps

  • Provide expertise to resolve technical challenges across GE Vernova organization.

  • Work across organizations, including interfacing with external agencies, GE businesses and universities on project definition, technical approach and execution.

  • Share project progress internally and externally through oral presentations, written reports, and as appropriate through external and internal publications to GE Vernova Research, GE businesses, senior leadership teams, government agencies, and professional societies.

  • Provide technical development across the organization through effective coaching/mentoring.

  • Foster a multidisciplinary and inclusive team environment

  • Perform all work in accordance with EHS guidelines.


  • PhD in Metallurgy, Materials Science & Engineering, or related field with a minimum of 4 years of professional experience.

  • Experience in the utilization of advanced characterization techniques (i.e. SEM, TEM, XRD), to understand the structure, processing and performance relationships of metallic materials systems. Examples include Ni-superalloys, Co alloys, Titanium alloys and Refractory alloy systems

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills in a global team environment.

  • Ability to work across all functions/levels as part of a team.

  • Desire and flexibility to contribute to projects across metallurgy portfolio, including but not limited Al, Ti, Fe, Ni, Co, and tefractory based material systems.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, 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 ( to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in the metallurgy of materials with the focus on high temperature structural materials and materials made by additive manufacturing. This includes (but not limited to) heat treatment optimization and property-microstructure-mechanical performance understanding.

  • Experience in the use of high resolution characterization techniques (such as TEM) in materials development toward industrial research and development projects.

  • Expertise in the application of machine learning and AI-based tools to materials-focused outcomes.

  • Experience leading programs funded through government agencies.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to multidisciplinary teams in a fast-paced dynamic working environment.

  • Strong patent, presentation and publication record.

The salary range for this position is $90,000-$175,000 USD annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . 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