Microscopy Specialist

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San Diego - CA, US



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Other technical job categories

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00248289-885

Introduction to the job

The Microscopy Specialist will work hands on in the lab performing microscope and SEM analysis for a variety of D&E teams. They will support the ongoing work for future product development and perform failure analysis on specialized parts. Additionally, they will act as a support and guidance by providing individual instruction on use of the SEM. They will work with a diverse range of scientists and engineers to find the root causes of some of the most difficult technical problems ASML is facing today. Creative thinking and scientific investigation are encouraged.

Role and responsibilities

  • SEM/EDX Operation.
  • Optical Microscope Expert.
  • Analysis and interpterion of SEM/Microscopy Data.
  • Clarify request with asking projects.
  • Communicate results to the project teams in a timely and clear manner.
  • Provide instruction and oversight to new lab users who need to perform their own imaging.
  • Operating and maintaining equipment and supplies in the microscopy lab, including coordinating any routine maintenance and resolving technical and quality problems.

Education and experience

Masters Degree in a lab science with minimum 3-5 years of hands on lab experience.


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:

  • Experienced SEM/EDX Operator.
  • Optical Microscope Expert.
  • Experience interpreting and reporting on data collected.
  • Self Driving.
  • Ability to understand the data acquisition requests and be motivated to investigate when results are as expected.
  • Experience teaching or guiding scientists on proper tool operation or protocols.

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

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.

The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

May require travel dependent on business needs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Can work under deadlines.

The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.

Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.

Can learn and apply new information or skills.

Must be able to be on call and work hours as required to solve problems that arise with internal and external customers.External customers could be outside the US.

The environment requires working with a firing laser (which is noisy) and/or working in a manufacturing clean room environment from time to time.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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