17 days ago - req32684

EUV Materials Scientist Sr. Scientist

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell

Location

San Diego - CA, US

Team

Research & development

Experience

0-2 years

Degree

PhD

Job Category

Chemistry & materials science

Introduction to the job

ASML US, LP 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 Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.

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

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.

Role and responsibilities

  • Guide development of high-level architecture for the varied surfaces in the extreme environment of the EUV source, both within and outside of the process environment
  • Provide materials, coatings and surface passivation design guidelines, as well as performance requirements and procedures to product teams
  • Develop and maintain model roadmaps together with necessary validation activities for the prediction of material and coating lifetimes
  • Develop and maintain metrology and testing roadmaps for assessment of source materials
  • Identification of key scientific learning objectives and corresponding experimental design which will further the technological progress of the EUV generation process
  • Demonstration of system-wide performance targets to meet the future technology roadmap
  • Plan, develop and execute system and subsystem performance tests, analyze test results and extract actionable knowledge from sub-module to full-system levels
  • Troubleshoot issues with laser, tin delivery, and optical systems in order to improve the EUV generation process
  • Document learning and communicate knowledge to engineering and product development teams to guide product improvement and release of new product nodes
  • Work independently and in teams to deliver on a stated objective, whether it be the pursuit of new knowledge, the demonstration of a new capability, or the characterization of existing performance

Education and experience

  • PhD or MS degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, physics, or equivalent field
  • Familiar with semiconductor equipment technology especially in the areas of thin film deposition, surface metrologies, plasma etch or chemical vapor deposition.

Skills

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 to 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:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in material science, surface chemistry, surface reaction kinetics and dynamics
  • In-depth knowledge of surface chemistry of radicals is highly desired
  • Experience in deposition, film growth and/or reactor design is preferred
  • Deep 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, and troubleshooting
  • Extensive experience with experimental data analysis and development of data analysis tools with, for instance, Matlab or Python and data acquisition systems such as NI Labview
  • Ability to clearly and logically communicate ideas and knowledge to various audiences
  • Practical experience with breadth of metrology techniques and system design, including laser produced plasma systems
  • High-precision optical metrology development, including associated high-speed data acquisition and integration with control system functionality
  • 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

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

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 20 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.

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