6 days ago - req27938

Researcher Computational Methods for Metrology and Sensors

Research & development

Optical engineering



In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Optical engineering, Mathematics, Physics




ASML is extending its strong position in the field of metrology for the semiconductor market. In ASML’s Research department, new concepts and applications are being invented and designed for future markets of lithography and metrology in various fields of semiconductor manufacturing. We are currently looking for a Researcher Computational Methods for Metrology and Sensors.

Job Mission

Execute high-level research in the field of wafer metrology with application to metrology requirements for future electronic devices in the semiconductor industry, with an emphasis on computational approaches.

Job Description

Various trends in device manufacturing push both lithography and metrology to challenging requirements.
This research position is directed towards new approaches and technologies in wafer metrology according to the increased requirements following the lithography roadmaps of ASML’s customers.
The intended research will concentrate amongst others on various computational approaches for estimation of relevant metrology parameters out of raw experimental sensor data. New innovative research directions for these computational approaches have to be devised, evaluated and tested, and finally transferred out of the Research department to the receiving ASML business lines.


The candidate must have a PhD degree in either one of the following fields: Mathematics, Physics (background on computational methods applied to optics especially appreciated), or Electrical Engineering oriented towards signal processing and/or control.

We are looking for researchers with a strong expertise in one or more of the following fields: (Experimental) Optics; Metrology; Computational Methods for Parameter Inference and Estimation; Optimization; Signal and Data Processing; Inverse Problems; Machine Learning.

The candidate must have a well proven track record in a number of those fields, resulting from many years of research in this area either at academic institutes and/or at industrial research labs. Interest in developing knowledge in the fields mentioned above but currently not part of the candidate’s expertise is a prerequisite.


The ideal candidate has preferably more than 5 years of research experience in a complex high-tech environment, where she/he operated as a researcher who did shape and set out inventive and novel approaches hereby exploiting his/her expertise in the
above fields of research.

Personal skills

We are looking for a person with the following skillset:
- Team-player
- Convincing personality to propagate his/her technology proposals within the team and within the ASML organization
- Commitment to team and company
- High personal ambition and drive
- Drive to deliver excellent performance
- Communication skills for communication at various levels in the organization
- Solution-oriented mind-set

Context of the position

This project will be carried out at the CMMS-group in ASML Research (CMMS = Computational Methods, Metrology and
Sensors). The project is further part of a collaboration with other departments within the ASML organization, in particular
the business line ASML-APPS (Applications).

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: computational, metrology, signal and data processing, machine learning, optics, photonics