30+ days ago - req16030

Internship: optimizing defect database using MATLAB

Research & development

Data science



In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Data science, Physics, Mathematics


Are you a Bachelor or Master's student and interested in contributing to reducing the amount of defects on the wafer? Then this internship assignment could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

The department of defectivity focuses on studying the root cause of defects (contaminant particles or damages) with the goal of containing and reducing the amount of defects found on the wafer. The challenges we face are a large statistics set of various particles of different sizes and morphologies. We want to optimize and streamline the overview on this database and look for root causes.

Job Description

Your task is to contribute to the improvement of the scripts in MATLAB to optimize the correlations we make in the existing database by writing new and improved scripts. The results should be a database where the most amount of data is readily available in a clear and understandable manner for the user.


We are looking for a Bachelor or Master’s student in Physics, Mathematics, Data Science or related. You are an excellent team player and analytical thinker. Proficient experience in MATLAB or Python is required. Furthermore, you are fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.

This is an apprentice/graduation internship for 5 days a week with duration of a minimum 5 months. The start date of this assignment is in January/February 2021.

Please keep in mind that we can only consider students (who are enrolled at a school during the whole internship period) for our internships and graduation assignments.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. In addition, you’ll get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the software to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.

Students: Getting ready for real-world R&D
Pushing technology further is teamwork, and our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong, with major sites on three continents. Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule.

In such an environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world of industrial-strength R&D and get a feel for that excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?