Project Leader Research Scanner – Heat & Flow

Research & development


Chemistry & materials science

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Physics, Chemistry & materials science, Other technical job categories



Published: 16 days ago Job ID: req32878

Introduction to the job

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

Research department is looking for a motivated Project Leader to work on the next generation modules for our systems that push the boundaries of performance.

Role and responsibilities

You are part of the research organization looking into technical challenges and opportunities for the future of ASML. You will be working with a highly multi-disciplinary team executing world-class research to push the boundaries on heat, flow, surface chemistry, and material science.

You lead and give direction to the multi-disciplinary project team towards the feasibility and fundamental understanding which are aligned with internal customers and stakeholders. You are a strong leader and able together with your team to define and achieve the right goals.

Next to project management skills you are able to lead and provide input in technical discussion with your team and internal and external stakeholders and customers. The typical teams consists of project leader, architect, experimentalist, analysts and designers from both internal and external parties.

Together with the architect and the rest of the team you identify and monitor the major (technical) feasibility risks and determine and execute the strategy to mitigated these and deliver in time.

Education and experience

(Technical) University Master or PhD in Physics, Mechanics, Mechatronics, or similar.


  • Minimum 2 years experience as Project Leader, for a project of at least 10 people.
  • Broad experience in research or development and engineering in the high tech industry.
  • (Project) Leadership in low technology readiness level projects, able to work with abstract concepts and high uncertainties.
  • Project Management Certification or Education, preferably.


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:

• Strong team building skills
• Excellent in building trusting relations on all levels in a diverse environment
• Leading a project through facilitating and empowering others.
• Transparent and structured reporting to stakeholders
• Challenge and be challenged on triple constraint and project progress.
• Good communicational and reporting skills and good knowledge of English.

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

Research department at ASML looks at the next generation requirements for our machines and tackles some of the most difficult future bottlenecks in scanner performance. In order to face the next challenge in key machine modules, fundamental questions in heat, flow in interaction with surfaces and opto-mechatronic modules need to be answered and translated to practical solutions. As the project leader you will be facilitating the multi-disciplinary team that will make these revolutionary steps through both fundamental research as well as functional models and prototypes.

This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

Keywords: Project leader, tribology, coating, wafer table, wafer clamp, teambuilder, communicator

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