Electrostatic Specialist

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Physics, Other technical job categories

Published: 22 days ago Job ID: J-00256859-147

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 an electrostatics specialist to strengthen the Tribology and Electrostatics group. In theT&E group we seek to push the boundaries of electrostatic effects and convert them in new and innovative solutions for our machine modules. It is a diverse group with physicists, material scientists and engineers to stimulate cross pollination of ideas.
Electrostatics forces and charging effects are both used as a key part of our machines in for example wafer clamping but also can be caused due to secondary effects of other features in our machines resulting in unwanted effects or even damage.
You will be part of a team looking into the relatively new area of deep vacuum electrostatics related to our electron beam inspection tools. Your goal will be to provide the development and engineering teams with best practices and solution directions for the next generation e-beam tools to improve both performance and reliability.

You will be responsible to perform the deep vacuum electrostatics research in interaction with development teams in the USA and Taiwan. You will work together with an architect to translate high level roadmaps in to modeling and experimental studies to prove or disprove hypothesis and solution directions and help execute these studies.
In your role, you will have to challenge current understanding and methods to make revolutionary improvement and share your knowledge with the broader electrostatic community within ASML. This includes transfer of knowledge towards our colleagues in Taiwan and the USA, resulting in travel 3-4 times a year.
Your role will be to bring essential electrostatic knowledge to the team and translate this knowledge to practical application solutions together with a multi-disciplinary team.

Education and experience

Technical University PhD/Master (with 3-7 years of experience) in Physics, Mechanical/Materials Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering or similar with expertise in surface interactions.

Preferred Experience

We are looking for an electrostatic expert with shown knowledge in electrostatics or related fields. Able to communicate effectively in English across disciplines, organization levels and cultural boundaries. Someone who is willing to dive deep in the fundamentals of a problem and come up with new and innovative solution directions.

A big pluswould be experience in Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy or generally conductive AFM.

Another plus would be experience with high voltage materials and tooling.


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:

  • Open to learningtechniques outside of the above mentioned fields in the future.
  • Autonomous, whilsthaving a drive to work and cooperate within a highly skilled team ofexperts towards a common goal.
  • Inquisitive andstrong personality.
  • Pragmaticattitude with an analytical view.
  • Able tocommunicate effectively across disciplines and at all organizationallevels.
  • Fluency inEnglish.

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 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.

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