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General Electric Lead Scientist - Metallurgy in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

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!

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.

  • Author program proposals to external agencies that align with GE technology roadmaps and participate in the execution of government contracts.

  • 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 Research, GE businesses, senior leadership teams, government agencies, and professional societies.

  • 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 3 years of professional experience or BS degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science & Engineering, or related field with a minimum of 7 years of professional experience.

  • Experience in the advanced characterization (i.e. SEM, TEM, XRD), processing and performance evaluation of structural alloys. Examples include Ni-superalloys, Titanium alloys and Refractory alloy systems

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

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

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

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY

  • Due to the nature of the duties of this position, this role requires the individual to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance; prerequisite for a security clearance is U.S. citizenship.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in the metallurgy of materials made by additive manufacturing, thermo-mechanical processing and/or powder metallurgy.

  • Experience in the use of computational materials science toward industrial research and development projects, including the application of machine learning and AI-based tools to materials-focused outcomes.

  • Strong patent, presentation and publication record.

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.

Additional Information

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