2 days ago - req26315

Materials scientist: Light 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

Theresponsibilitiesof this position will be to:

  • Understand/develop and improve inorganicmaterials.
  • Investigate materials andchemical issues in manufacturing process.
  • 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, AFM, XPS, RBS,
  • Investigate the light matterinteraction.
  • Document and present the data.


PhD degree. PhD in Material Sciences or Physics with experience in inorganic materials science.


  • Experience in light matterinteraction.
  • Experience in materialssynthesis.
  • Experience in correlating the nanoscopic characterization to microscopic properties.
  • Knowledge of thin filmmaterials and composites.
  • Extensive experience workingwith various characterization techniques (e.g., XPS, SEM, RBS, AFM, …).
  • Excellent Knowledge ofelectro-optical, mechanical and interfacial properties of inorganicmaterials.
  • Expert knowledge of MATLAB.
  • Excellent analytical andexperimental skills.

Personal skills

  • Open to learning techniques outside of the above mentioned fields in the future.
  • Proactive and autonomous while driving to success in a highly skilled team of experts towards a common goal.
  • Pragmatic attitude with an analytical view.
  • Able to see the big picture and create a vision and have perseverance in realizing it.
  • Be able to break down complexproblems with limited data to come to solutions – strong critical thinkingcapability.
  • 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.

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

Keywords: Materials scientist, light matter interaction.