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Senior EUV Research Scientist

Research & Development

Physics

Other job categories

In a nutshell

Location

San Diego - CA, US

Team

Research & Development

Experience

0-2 years

Degree

PhD

Job Category

Physics, Other job categories

Travel

10%

Introduction

ASML US brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

Job Mission

We are a part of ASML, located in beautiful San Diego. ASML provides chipmakers like Intel, Samsung, TSMC, Global Foundries and others with everything they need - hardware, software and services - to mass produce patterns on silicon, helping to increase the RequisitionLocal and lower the cost of a semiconductor chip. Our key technology is the lithography system, which brings together high-tech hardware and advanced software to control the chip manufacturing process down to the picometer. Our vision is a world in which semiconductor technology is everywhere and helps to tackle society’s toughest challenges.

We are presenting you with a unique and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative Technology Development team, focused on conceiving and demonstrating the technologies required for next generations of high-power extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources. Based on a laser produced plasma (LPP), our light source relies on a wide range of unique and challenging technologies, ranging from laser light amplification and high-power optical systems to laser produced plasma for EUV generation, electro-optical signal detection and algorithm-based actuation for process control. You are invited to bring your passion, knowledge and expertise in areas of applied physics, plasmas, metrology, optics, controls, lasers, and experiment design to push the boundaries of these technologies forward.

“This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.”

Job Description

  • Responsible for identifying system-wide performance scaling strategies and execution of successful experimental demonstrations meeting never-before realized performance capabilities
  • Demonstration of system-wide performance targets to meet the future technology roadmap
  • Plan, develop and execute system and subsystem performance tests, analyze test results and extract actionable knowledge from sub-module to full-system levels
  • Identification of key scientific learning objectives and corresponding experimental design which will further the technological progress of the EUV source
  • Guide development of high power pulsed laser amplification, metrology and delivery systems in order to push the boundaries of the EUV generation process
  • Troubleshoot issues with laser, tin delivery, and optical systems in order to improve the EUV generation process
  • Document learning and communicate knowledge to engineering and product development teams to guide product improvement and release of new product nodes
  • Work independently and in teams to deliver on a stated objective, whether it be the pursuit of new knowledge, the demonstration of a new capability, or the characterization of existing performance
  • Provide product design guidelines, performance requirements and procedures to product teams

Education

PhD with 0-2 years or MS degree with 5+ years of relevant experience in physics, plasma engineering, photonics or equivalent field

Experience

  • Deep understanding of scientific research methods and strong curiosity
  • The successful candidate will not only have excelled in their technical field, but will have demonstrated inter-personal and communications strengths
  • Hands-on experience with complex system design and build, characterization, troubleshooting,
  • Extensive experience with experimental data analysis and development of data analysis tools with, for instance, Matlab or Python and data acquisition systems such as NI Labview
  • Experience in particle contamination induced wafer defectivity is highly preferred
  • Ability to clearly and logically communicate ideas and knowledge to various audiences

Personal skills

  • Practical experience with high power pulsed laser systems including laser produced plasma systems
  • High-precision optical metrology development, including associated high-speed data acquisition and integration with control system functionality
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a research project involving multiple stakeholders and constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team and lead investigation and research efforts

Other information

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