Senior Complex Systems Diagnostics Expert

Research & development

Data science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Data science



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: req30802

Introduction to the job

The advanced ASML lithography systems are a key component in the manufacturing of almost all advanced memory and logic devices. Designing diagnostics strategies to timely detect the cause of performance degradation or failures of these systems is an highly advanced technical challenge. If your ambition is to apply your knowledge, personal leadership skills to very complex challenges and you feel excited to develop new approaches that will significantly improve the diagnosibility of such systems in the field, please read further.
Within ASML Research, innovative approaches for diagnosing our complex Lithography systems are developed. These approaches combine model-based and data-driven strategies, involving data mining, anomaly detection, machine-learning, model-based approaches and strategies to capture Lithography scanner- and field feedback knowledge.

Are you challenged by demanding researchprojects in a multidisciplinary context? Do you have the technical capabilities to provide innovative solutions? Does contributing to the world’s most advanced lithography machines makes you feel responsible and proud? Then this might be the right opportunity for you.

Role and responsibilities

In this challenging position, you will be responsible for identifying and prototyping potential advanced diagnostic strategies and solutions that will support significant accuracy in detecting performance drift and speed-up of the diagnostic process.


You will be responsible for identifying potential novel diagnostic strategies or state-of-the-art solutions in a cross-functional team context:

  • Based on your knowledge and experience in statistics and machine learning, you will identify experimental and data-driven solutions for drift-detection and error-finding.
  • You participate and coordinate the development of hard- and software solutions and tests, executed on systems at the ASML facilities, or processing customer data.
  • Where applicable, you develop ways to incorporate (existing) system models and system knowledge which, combined with data-driven and statistical approaches on system data, result in significant improvements in diagnostic capabilities in the field.
  • You create predictive and diagnostic models which you test on actual system data.
  • You will interact with other teams in ASML that work on diagnostics and data-analysis. You invest in an academic network, define and support academic research projects in this field.
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in your field of expertise.
  • Generate patents protecting ASML products.

Education and experience

  • PhD in Physics, (Electrical, Mechanical) Engineering, or Mathematics.
  • 4+ years experience in applied research related to complex systems analysis, design or diagnostics.
  • Proven experience in diagnostics of complex industrial systems with the use of various experimental, data science, statistical and machine learning methodologies.
  • Experience in applied statistics and Data Science.


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • A Solution-oriented, innovative mind-set,
  • Ability to work, communicate and influence across functional teams from adjacent domains
  • Commitment to team and company
  • High personal ambition and drive
  • Drive to deliver excellent performance
  • Self-propelling, independent thinker
  • Communication skills for communication at various levels in the organization
  • Pragmatic approach and pro-active attitude, with result focus and a ‘can do’ spirit
  • Willingness to travel.

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.

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Context of the position

This project will be carried outat ASML-Research. The project is further part of an intensive collaborationwith other departments within the ASML organization.

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.

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Other Information:

Diagnostics, anomaly detection , Machine Learning, , Bayesian inference, causality, knowledge graphs, Neural Networks, High Performance Computing (HPC),surrogate models.

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