Researcher Optical Sensors

Research & development

Optical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Optical engineering, Physics

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00248121-112

Introduction to the job

Are you experienced in defining and designing optical (measurement) systems? Are you eager to shape the future of ASML and create innovative new ideas? Then the ASML Research department is your ideal environment for personal development and professional growth.

Role and responsibilities

The mission of this position is to create new designs and optical (measurement) systems that will become future ASML products. This includes scouting for new sensor and measurement technologies, creating concepts and designs, creating test setups and proto-tools and evaluating different solution directions.

Responsibilities of a (Senior) researcher in the Research “Optical Sensors and Systems” group:
- Participate in projects that involve new measurement systems. In these projects you take the responsibility for the specification, design, and realization of (pre-)prototypes.
- Create new ideas and concepts that can be used in current or future projects
- Build on the “Optical Sensors” competence within ASML, by bringing in experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Optics and optical design, Opto-mechanics, Sensor systems, Light sources, Detectors, Sensor calibration, Signal processing
- Generate intellectual property.

Education and experience

PhD in Physics with a strong focus on Optics.

Experience in optical measurement systems specification, design, calibration and realization.


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 worker and excellent communicator.
  • Strong technical background and drive towards solutions.
  • Able to see and develop the bigger picture.
  • Decisive and self-initiating.
  • Result focused and a “can do” spirit.
  • Ability to influence without power.

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

Context of position:
Within ASML, the sector Research is responsible for creating ideas and solutions that enable a continuation of the ASML roadmaps. The group “Optical Sensors and Systems” is responsible for all new optical sensor concepts.

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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