Researcher Computational Methods for Metrology and Sensors

Research & development



In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mathematics, Physics



Published: 8 days ago Job ID: J-00247199-421

Introduction to the job

ASML is extending its strong position in the field of metrology for the semiconductor market. In ASML’s Research department, new concepts and applications are being invented and designed for future markets of lithography and metrology in various fields of semiconductor manufacturing.

Role and responsibilities

The job mission is to execute high-level research in the field of wafer metrology with application to metrology for future electronic devices in the semiconductor industry, with an emphasis on computational approaches.


Various trends in device manufacturing push both lithography and metrology to challenging requirements.

This research position is directed towards new approaches and technologies in wafer metrology according to the increased requirements following the lithography roadmaps of ASML’s customers.

The intended research will concentrate amongst others on various computational approaches for estimation of relevant metrology parameters out of raw experimental sensor data. New innovative research directions for these computational approaches have to be devised, evaluated and tested, and finally transferred out of the Research department to the receiving ASML business lines.

Education and experience

We are looking for a researcher with educational background and strong expertise in one or more of the following fields: Optics and Scatterometry; Metrology; Computational Methods for Parameter Inference; Statistical Signal Processing; Optimization; Inverse Problems; Machine Learning, Fourier optics, Computational Imaging, Lensless Imaging.

The candidate must have a well proven track record in a number of those fields, resulting from at least few years of research in this area either at academic institutes and/or at industrial research labs. Interest in developing knowledge in the fields mentioned above but currently not part of the candidate’s expertise is a prerequisite.

The candidate must have a PhD degree in either one of the following fields: Mathematics, Physics (background on computational methods applied to inverse electromagnetic scattering especially appreciated).

The ideal candidate has preferably more than 3 years of research experience in a complex high-tech environment, where he/she/they operated as a researcher who did shape and set out inventive and novel approaches hereby exploiting his/her expertise in the above fields of research.


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:

  • Team-player
  • Convincing personality to propagate his/her/their technology proposals within the team and within the ASML organization
  • Commitment to team and company
  • High personal ambition and drive
  • Drive to deliver excellent performance
  • Communication skills for communication at various levels in the organization
  • Solution-oriented mind-set.

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 project will be carried out at the CMMS-group in ASML Research (CMMS = Computational Methods, Metrology and Sensors). The project is further part of a collaboration with other departments within the ASML organization, in particular
the business line ASML-APPS (Applications).

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.

Other information
Keywords: computational methods, metrology, statistical signal and data processing, machine learning, optics, photonics, scatterometry.

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