21 days ago - req30792

Experimental Research Engineer

Research & development


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category




Introduction to the job

At ASML Research, everyone is part of a multidisciplinary team. Physicists, data scientists, chemical engineers, metrology experts and more – all working together in different teams to crack a particular challenge. Each team member brings a different set of skills to attack technical challenges from different angles. The result? Incredibly imaginative breakthroughs at the cutting edge of engineering.
ASML Research is now looking for a Lab technician familiar to analytical techniques to strengthen our team of research scientists investigating friction between wafers and wafer tables and its effects on Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) scanner performance.

Role and responsibilities

Job Mission
You will be responsible for preparing and analyzing the material we need for our friction investigations. Wafer Tables are a very important part of our scanners because they hold the product of our customers: the silicon wafers from which the chips are produced. The interaction between the wafer table and wafer is crucial, it has to be well understood and predictable to make sure the performance of the scanner is stable and accurate during its lifetime.
You will work in a team of scientists in the fields of tribology and surface chemistry. Our work horse is the Burl Interaction Test rig, a very sophisticated tool to measure very precisely the interaction between wafers and wafer table test samples. Within this team, your focus will be on using several microscopy techniques like Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and White Light Interferometry to inspect the status of the material we use: wafers, wafer table test samples and everything else we need for our experiments.
Working well organized and clean is crucial in this field, particles, contamination, damages are aspects that can have a big impact on the interface we want to investigate between wafer and wafer table.

Job Description
Focus area will be supporting the BIT measurements.
- Check the quality of the wafers we use by several microscopy techniques.
- Check the status of the wafer table test samples before and after experiments.
- Process the data of the inspections and create status reports.
- Help with BIT experiment set-up, building in and out the samples we need.
- Work conform the procedures to keep our workplace clean and well organized.
- Help the team with improving procedures if needed.
- Work in the team to explain existing problems and propose long term solutions.
- Share your knowledge effectively with the members of the team and project. 

Education and experience

- Bachelor degree in engineering or applied sciences (physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, laboratory education). MBO+ degree or HBO (HLO).
- Experience with different kinds of microscopy techniques is preferred.

>3 years' experience. Preferably clean room work experience.


- Ability to work independently in a dynamic explorative environment.
- Ability to effectively use the available techniques to get the information needed.
- Ability to work according to strict procedures needed in a clean room environment.
- Strong analytical ability with a pragmatic attitude.
- Critical attitude.
- Good communicational skills and good knowledge of English.
- Able to work in a multidisciplinary team and effectively transfer knowledge to others.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

Context of the position
The holder of the position reports to the group Light Sources and Plasma Physics in the Research Department.

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