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Research Project Leader / Technical Leader

Research & development

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



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Introduction to the job

Are you challenged by demanding projects in a multidisciplinary context? Do you have the technical leadership 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.

Research Departmentis looking for aProject leader/Technical Leader who will take the responsible over the technical scope of a research project is typically with feasibility studies/ fundamental understanding build up for critical module issues or low TRL level product or module development. A Research Project leader works closely together with a Research Architect who guides the team in the right technical direction. This Research project is in close cooperation with Development and Engineering, supplier(s), universities and research institutes.

Role and responsibilities

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 project leader and the rest of theteam you identify and monitor the major (technical) feasibility risks and determine and execute the strategy to mitigated these.

Education and experience

MSc. Or PhD degree in Physics, Mechatronics, Mechanics, Electronics or (Surface) Chemistry


  • Proven track record on technical leadership in a multi-disciplinary high-tech environment.
  • More than 7 years of relevant experience in a high tech environment.
  • Experience with developing modules/products from first idea to a working product at customers. Experience in low TRL level feasibility projects is preferred.


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:

  • Affinity and mindset towards module / product development, although the projects focus on the feasibility phase and or understanding. Determine solution directions of major issues in lithographic or metrology tools.
  • Able to set together with Architect and team the direction of the project
  • Excellent stakeholder management, building relationships with our internal customers and suppliers.
  • Team-player that can use different leadership styles.
  • Self-assured, capable of convincing people, also at higher management levels.
  • Good analytical skills to cope with complex products, machine modules or issues.

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

This position ispart of the Research department of ASML. Its task is to identify and fill the technological gaps and extend roadmaps of the lithography and metrology market. We work in small teams and deliver a proof of concept or fundamental understanding that can be transferred to Development and Engineering. We intensively work together with external research institutes and universities.

ASML Research offers an informal work atmosphere, opportunities to develop your technical knowledge and skills as well as your soft skills and a good position to move to other ASML departments in the long run.

Keywords: Research, Project Leader; Product/Module development; Multi-disciplinary environment; Technical Leadership; Technical feasibility: Economical feasibility; Stakeholder management;

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