Optical sensor developer for characterizing Van Gogh paintings

Research & development

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In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


0-2 years



Job Category

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Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00258881-523

Introduction to the job

“Paintings fade like flowers” Vincent van Gogh said in April 1889. This quote proves true, as many of his paintings and drawings have changed significantly over time due to color degradation. The Van Gogh Museum and ASML are working together in a in a multi-year partnership to minimize the degradation of the collection and to optimize display conditions.
One of the elements in understanding the degradation is to be able to better characterize how much it actually is degrading over time. ASML and Van Gogh Museum are working together to deliver a dedicated measurement tool to the Van Gogh Museum by 2023.

Role and responsibilities

The job mission is to evaluate several optical designs which are capable to measure the color change over time. This includes creating concepts and designs, creating test setups and proto-tools and evaluating different solution directions. Integrate this sensor into the full system such that the Van Gogh Museum can use the data.

Responsibilities of this position:
•Take the responsibility for the specification, design, and realization of sensor.
•Integrate the sensor into the system.

Education and experience

Msc / Phd in optical system design
Hands on lab and testing experience

Experience in optical sensor design:systems specification, design, calibration and realization.


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:

•Team worker and excellent communicator.
•Strong technical background and drive towards solutions.
•Able to see and develop the bigger picture.
•Decisive and self-initiating.
•Result focused and a “can do” spirit.
•Able to influence without power.

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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