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Research Project Lead

Research & development


In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category



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 Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

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 Mission

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.

Job Description

  • Responsible for leadership of assigned EUV research projects within the S-Next research program
  • Scope will include facilitation of the generation and maintenance of technology roadmaps, alignment of the roadmaps to the program planning, and project-level execution of the activities within the scope of these roadmaps as they support the program objectives
  • Generation and maintenance of the project plan, detailing all activities to be conducted within the assigned EUV research projects, including test planning, securing resources, test execution, report generation,etc.
  • Ensures proper documentation is completed for each activity within the project, and that adequate documentation exists for the product program and D&E (feasibility results, test procedures, drawings, BOMs)
  • Responsible for securing engineering and resourcing support to enable rapid prototyping of hardware, software, electronics, etc., to support the technology program
  • Outward reporting towards senior management of the progress and forward looking roadmap of the assigned research projects
  • Ensure the successful demonstration of system-wide performance targets to meet the future technology roadmap, as conducted by the project members
  • Enable technical project team to successfully identify key scientific learning objectives and corresponding experimental design which will further the technological progress of the EUV source
  • Proactively communicates issues and manages the solution paths. Assesses and highlights risks and develops mitigation plans.
  • Supports the Program Manager (provides information, fill-in during absence, etc.) as required
  • Ensure completion and delivery of documents of the project team members and facilitate the communication of knowledge to engineering and product development teams
  • Management of the triple constraint: timing, budget, and resourcing.


BS or MS degree with 5+ years of relevant experience in physics, plasma engineering, photonics or equivalent technical field


  • 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

Personal skills

  • Possess very strong skills acquired through advanced training, study and experience
  • Successful demonstration of project management and leadership over the full life-cycle of a project, with corresponding successful completion and delivery of project objectives
  • 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
  • Ability to clearly and logically communicate ideas and knowledge to various audiences

Other information


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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