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General Electric Specialist - Materials Scientist-Metallography & Microscopy - Energy 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.

GE Vernova Advanced Research is looking for a Materials Scientist with experience in metallography sample preparation, light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive spectroscopy. As a Specialist, you will support research and development for a broad range of projects. You will interact with colleagues that will be submitting samples. You will discuss their needs, determine the work flow, set priorities, perform the tasks outlined above, generating reports and when needed report out to the teams.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

You will:

  • Independently operate various pieces of laboratory equipment and investigate novel material components.

  • Be responsible for the safe and compliant use/operation and disposal of hazardous chemicals and materials.

  • Build relationships with colleagues at GE Vernova Advanced Research and the Vernova businesses with a wide variety of technical expertise and business responsibilities.

  • Provide experimental data for IP disclosures and patent application processes.

  • Be a member of a multidisciplinary team developing functional material systems.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline, or Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years’ of hands-on industrial experience in an analytical chemistry/microscopy organization.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems with instrumentation.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new areas of research.

  • Ability to work with diverse, high-paced teams.

  • Ability to write reports and provide verbal summaries.

  • Willing to work government-funded projects.

  • 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 through to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

  • Background in materials science, metallurgy, chemistry, chemical processing, process engineering, as well as hands-on experience in sample preparation, light microscopy, SEM and other characterization instruments.

  • Strong written and verbal communication capabilities.

  • Demonstrated passion for hands on work.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new processes.

  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills using innovative and hands-on solutions.

  • Demonstrated capability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

  • Strong interpersonal skills initiative, high self-confidence and have goals for a career in industrial research.

  • Ability to set schedules and deliver results by date specified.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to adapt to change and willingness to be flexible in a global team environment.

The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $110,000 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.

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: No