Senior Plasma Chamber Scientist (Tech Dev)

Research & development


Chemistry & materials science

Electrical engineering

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Research & development


0-2 years



Job Category

Physics, Chemistry & materials science, Electrical engineering



Published: 29 days ago Job ID: J-00252120-368

Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler, Arizona, San Jose and San Diego, California, Wilton, Connecticut, and Hillsboro, Oregon.

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 the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drives the development & integration of innovative core technology elements and/or system concepts in support of excimer laser chambers.
  • Applies knowledge and experience in engineering (electrical engineering or mechanical engineering) or physics (electromagnetics, flow dynamics, plasma physics or acoustics) to extend performance and reliability of excimer laser chambers.
  • Validates concepts through prototype builds, system level testing and analysis.
  • Independently investigates scientific and technical problems and challenges and evaluates and recommends solutions.
  • Interacts with customers, suppliers and peers, prepares and presents reports to management and customers, as well as at scientific conferences.
  • Assists management on technical aspects of external collaboration activities.
  • Prepares and revises technical documentation, including technical memos, specification documents and design validation reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant industry or research institute experience is required with Master’s degree.Less experienced required for PhD.
  • Minimal educational degree requirement: Master's degree. PhD is strongly preferred. Areas: Physics, Plasma Physics, Material Science, Metallurgy, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Chemistry or a related Engineering/Applied Physics.
  • Specialty: plasma-metal interaction and gas-state laser physics.


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:

  • Track record of proposing and validating innovative solutions to technical problems.
  • Extensive experimental experience and skills in laboratory environment are required.
  • Extensive experience using MATLAB or Python for data analysis is required.
  • Practical experience with laser systems either in manufacturing or laboratory environments is required.
  • Experience with CAD design for mechanical parts. I.e. Creo, SolidWorks.
  • Experience with project planning and execution.
  • Has led a successfully completed project.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Applies advanced experimental and analytical skills to define requirements and devise solutions to technical performance matters.
  • Ability to develop and review conceptual or engineering models.
  • Ability to think through, plan, and setup complex experiments and tests.
  • Ability to carry a product design from conception into production.
  • Experience with plasmas, electromagnetics, lasers, flow dynamics and acoustics is preferred.
  • Experience with Excimer Lasers or other gas-state discharge laser is a plus.
  • Experience with Semiconductor Capital Equipment is a plus.
  • Experience with plasmas, electromagnetics, lasers, flow dynamics and acoustics is preferred.
  • Experience with Excimer Lasers or other gas-state discharge laser is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.

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.

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