30+ days ago - req4700

Project Lead- Research Department

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



Job Category

Chemistry & materials science




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.

Job Mission

ASML Research is looking for aProject Leader who will be responsible for a variety of Research projects. Typically, research projects are in close cooperation with Development and Engineering, supplier(s), universities and research institutes. The projects focus on the feasibility of a product or module and on increasing the (fundamental) knowledge of physical mechanisms critical for a product or module.

Job Description

You steer the multi-disciplinary project team towards the feasibility and deliverables which are aligned with internal customers and stakeholders. The typical team you lead consists of architects, experimentalist, analysts and designers from both internal and external parties. Together with the team you identify and monitor the major feasibility risks and determine and execute the strategy to mitigated these.


MSc. or PhD degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics with affiliation for Materials Science or any other closely related field.


  • Proven track record on technical leadership in a multi-disciplinary 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.
  • Affinity with innovation.

Personal 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 maintain overview and create an organized structure in a complex landscape.
  • 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.

Context of the position

This positionispart of the Research department of ASML. Its task is to identify and fill the technological gaps in the future roadmap of the lithography and metrology market. We work in small teams and deliver a proof of concept 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 soft and hard project management skills and a good position to move to other ASML departments in the long run.

Other information

Keywords: Research, Project Leader, Project Management, Product/Module Development, Multi-disciplinary Environment, Materials Science, Technical Leadership , Innovation