5 days ago - req26315

Materials Scientist: Laser matter interaction

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science




ASML 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.

To strengthen the chemistry and materials science competence, ASML Research is looking for an inorganic Materials Scientist who can add value to the understanding and development ofinorganic materials.

Job Mission

ASML is seeking a Materials Scientist with expertise in inorganic materials and light matter interaction to produce ultra-high precision systems. In this role you will focus on materials related product development, light matter interaction and materials degradation.

Job Description

The main focus of this position will be:

  • Understand/develop and improve inorganicmaterials.
  • Investigate light induceddamage at nanoscale.
  • Investigate materials andchemical issues in manufacturing processes.
  • Develop, demonstratefeasibility for prototyping of next generation of materials systems
  • Solve any engineeringchallenges that we encounter related to material aspects of design andmanufacturing process ofmaterialsto achieve the precision and life time performance
  • Investigate materialissues/challenges using appropriate material diagnostic tools such asSEM/EDS, nanoRaman, IR-AFM, RBS, …
  • Investigate the light matterinteraction.
  • Document and present the data.


PhD degree


  • PhD in physics with a backgroundand an experience in optoelectronics/ inorganicmaterials science with a minimum 3-5 years experience.
  • Experience in light matterinteraction.
  • Experience in measurement of laserbeam characterization.
  • Experience in light induced materials degradation.
  • Experience in correlating thenanoscopic characterization to microscopic properties.
  • Knowledge of thin filmmaterials and composites.
  • Extensive experience workingwith various characterization techniques (e.g., optical characterization,e.g. nano-Raman, photoluminescence, absorption and transmissionspectroscopy, optical emission spectroscopy,…).
  • Excellent Knowledge ofelectro-optical, mechanical and interfacial properties of inorganicmaterials.
  • Expert knowledge of MATLAB.
  • Knowledge of image processing.
  • Excellent analytical andexperimental skills.

Personal skills

Candidate must:

  • Have excellent written and oralcommunication skills and a commitment to achieving results on time whileunder time constraints; High energy, high ownership, high level ofdedication.
  • Be willing to jump in on newissues, identify root cause and propose practical solutions.
  • Be able to break down complexproblems with limited data to come to solutions – strong critical thinkingcapability.
  • Have demonstrated “team player”with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to interface withmultidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team and be willing totake on responsibility.
  • Be able to quickly acquiretechnical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and becapable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically andhands-on in a lab).
  • Be open to learning techniques outside of the above mentioned fields in the future.
  • Be proactive and autonomous while driving to success in a highly skilled team of experts towards a common goal.
  • Be pragmaticwith an analytical view.
  • Be able to see the big picture and create a vision and have perseverance in realizing it.

Context of the position

The Research Materials Science andChemistry group is part of the Research department of ASML. This group identifies and fills in technological gaps in the future roadmap of lithography and the lithography market. Our focus is on advanced material research and on the interaction of light (13.5 nm) with the gaseous background in our tools and on solid materials. We work in small teams and deliver solutions that can be transferred to Development and Engineering. We work together with external research institutes and universities.

Other information

This position may require 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 candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Keywords: Materials scientist, light matter interaction.