18 days ago - req28520

Materials scientist

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science




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 design of inorganic materials to produce ultra-high precision systems. In this role you will focus on the design of materials based on mechanical, thermal and chemical properties and advise on manufacturability of the proposed materials.

Job Description

The main focus of this position will be:

  • Understand/design and develop newmaterials.
  • Investigate materials andchemical issues in extreme conditions.
  • 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
  • Translate mechanical, chemicaland thermal specifications to appropriate materials
  • Investigate materialissues/challenges using appropriate material diagnostic tools such asSEM/EDS, AFM, XPS, RBS.
  • Document and present the data.


PhD degree


  • PhD in Physics or Materialsscience and engineering with background and experience in design of new materials.
  • 3-5 years of industryexperience
  • Experience in manufacturingprocesses
  • Experience in correlating the nanoscopic characterization to microscopic properties.
  • Extensive experience workingwith various characterization techniques (e.g., XPS, SEM, RBS, AFM, …).
  • Excellent Knowledge ofelectro-optical, mechanical and interfacial properties of materials.
  • Expert knowledge of MATLAB.
  • Excellent analytical andexperimental skills.

Personal skills

- Have excellent written and oral communication skills and a commitment to achieving results on time while under time constraints; High energy, high ownership, high level of dedication.
- Be willing to jump in on new issues, identify root cause and propose practical solutions.
- Be able to break down complex problems with limited data to come to solutions – strong critical thinking capability.
- Have demonstrated “team player” with a quality orientation and interpersonal skills.
- Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility.
- Be able to quickly acquire technical knowledge from documentation and on-the-job training and be capable of thoroughly investigating technical issues (analytically and hands-on in a lab).
- 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.

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: Material Science, Chemistry, Researcher