30+ days ago - req14823

Surface interactions expert (contamination removal)

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science




Are you an expert in surface and interfacial chemistry or materials chemistry? Can you identify new and existing techniques for contamination removal? Are you excited to take the lead in introducing new or existing contamination removal processes for a range of materials like metals, glasses, ceramics, plastics and combinations thereof? Are you able to optimize these processes for application on mono parts and assemblies, and to industrialize these processes for use at suppliers, in ASML factories and at customers worldwide? Then we are looking for you!

Job Mission

As part of the Process and Cleanliness Control group, you will take the lead in identifying, developing, testing, qualifying and industrializing new processes needed to remove particles and molecular contamination from critical parts in different phases of production process and the life cycle of the product. This development will take place within ASML and in co-operation with a third party. In both cases you need to create and execute test plans and maintain documentation to industrialize the cleaning process in ASML and its supply chain, and explore implementation at customers to mitigate failure modes. You will be expected to manage the relationship towards third parties and internal stakeholders with respect to every aspect of the development process.

Job Description

  • Identify possible new methods to remove contamination from critical parts.
  • Set-up testing and qualification plans and timeframes.
  • Execute DOEs to identify relevant process parameters and material compatibilities for new cleaning processes.
  • Industrialize the new cleaning methods.
  • Manage the relationship towards internal stakeholders and third parties involved in the identification, testing, qualification and industrialization of new cleaning processes.


Bachelor or Master degree in Chemistry or Material Science with a clear specialization towards cleanliness of parts.


5-10 years of experience developing cleanliness techniques in a company setting (process design), including:

  • Strong scientific background in surface/interfacial chemistry and materials chemistry.
  • Affinity with the transfer of processes from an R&D environment into production.
  • Experience with RGA/XPS/SEM-EDX measurements and chemical analysis techniques such as mass spectrometry (including hyphenated techniques as GC-MS) and various spectroscopy techniques (UV/Vis, fluorescence, NMR, FTIR).
  • Experience with software that supports statistical analysis.
  • Experience in semiconductor industry is a plus.
  • Experience with FMEAs, DOE, 6 Sigma, ISO cleanliness standards is a plus.

Please, elaborate on your qualifications with regards to cleanliness in your application.

Personal skills

  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Proactive attitude.
  • Strong sense of ownership.
  • Solution driven.
  • Good communication and networking skills.
  • Good knowledge of English.

Context of the position

ASML is constantly pushing the limits of technology into areas where nobody has gone before. Within ASML, the sector Development & Engineering (D&E) is responsible for the specification and design of ASML products. The Defectivity department within D&E is responsible for making sure our products, upon first assembly and after a failure mode at a customer, fulfill customer requirements with respect to particle contamination and molecular contamination.

The mission of the Process & Cleanliness Control group is to enable the ASML organization, Suppliers and Cleaning Service Providers to design, manufacture, assemble and clean mono-parts, modules and systems that fulfill the cleanliness specifications. Furthermore, the group is responsible for the identification, design and industrialization of the contamination removal processes and their verification techniques, and managing these within the linked n-Tier supply chain.