Electrostatic Modelling Expert

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Published: 22 days ago Job ID: J-00256860-148

Introduction to the job

Are you challenged by demanding projects in a multidisciplinary context? Do you have the technical 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.

Role and responsibilities

ASML Research is looking for a modeling expert with an interest in electrostatics to strengthen the Tribology and Electrostatics group. TheT&E group focusses on fundamental understanding of surface properties including the effects on electrostatic forces.
Within the group,electrostatics is a key expertise to understand and influence electrostatic forces and electrostatic breakdown between surfaces. Multi-Physics models are used to study charge distribution and breakdown in several applications in the lithography machines and provide a guidance for root-causes and solution directions in our particular challenging environment. The expert will work in a multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for electrostatic modeling, interpretation of the results and make improvement recommendations with a team of experts.

Your responsibilities and daily activities will be to model electrostatic related phenomena in COMSOL, MATLAB or similar. Compare model results with practical use case data & formulate improvement directions. You will do this in collaboration with a larger competence team working on electrostatic knowledge build-up and work on practical solutions for our next generation modules.

Education and experience

Technical University PhD/Master (with 3-7 years of experience) in Physics, Mechanical/Materials or electrical Engineering with expertise in multi-physics modeling.

Preferred experience
You are a self-driven modeling expert and have a broad knowledge and experience in multi-physics modeling.

You have experience in COMSOL (or similar FEM package) and MATLAB.

Experience with electrostatic phenomena and particle-in-cell modeling is a plus


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:

You are able to communicate effectively in English across disciplines and across cultural borders.

You are able to work autonomously while having the drive to work and cooperate with a highly skilled team of experts towards a common goal.

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 the Position
The Research Tribology and electrostatics group is part of the Research department of ASML. Its task is to identify and fill in the technological gaps in the future roadmap of lithography and the lithography market. Our focus is on surface interaction control including the mechanical and material aspects and electrostatic phenomena in modules used in lithography tools. We work in small teams and deliver proof of concept solutions that can be transferred to Development and Engineering. We intensively work together with external research institutes and universities.

Keywords: Industrial research, electrostatic, modeling, multi-physics, Comsol, Matlab

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