Data Science Internship (non-thesis): Develop KPIs for Electrostatic Wafer Clamps

Research & development

Data science

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Data science

Published: 27 days ago Job ID: J-00259644-932


Are you a master student in Data Science or a related field? Do you have knowledge in Python, SQL, and data visualization? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

Electrostatic (ES) wafer clamps are used in ASML's EUV scanners to enable fast and precise movements of the wafer during exposures and measurements. Only a handful of clamps are being produced every year due to the complexity of the manufacturing process, and not all clamps are born the same.

Our team is responsible for researching, designing, testing, de-risking, and monitoring the electrostatic component of the ES clamps. To verify the performance of the ES clamps at our customers, we are developing a toolbox that makes use of historic data from the field and factory to generate key performance indicators (KPIs), combining them with metrics from other performance groups in ASML. Our ambitious goal is to become predictive for maintenance actions and possible malfunctions of the ES clamps at our customers.

Your assignment

For this assignment you will:

  • Define metrics and KPIs to help us understand our product’s performance;
  • Immerse yourself in Python engineering for better developer productivity by building tools that reduce maintenance overhead of working with data pipelines and help increase reliability;
  • Deep-dive in ES clamp functioning and usage at our customers;
  • Work in multi-functional teams to continuously experiment, iterate and deliver on new product objectives;
  • Help drive optimization, testing and tooling to improve reliability and data quality.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship you:

  • Are a master student in Data Science or another relevant field;
  • Have advanced knowledge in Python (Pandas and NumPy), SQL & data visualization;
  • Have experience working with data engineering;
  • Appreciate agile software processes, data-driven development, reliability, and responsible experimentation;
  • Are pragmatic and understand the tradeoffs between the perfect solution and a working solution;
  • Are a quick learner.

This is a master apprentice internship with a minimum duration of 6 months for 5 days per week. The starting date is February 2023.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship.

Diversity and 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

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing and/or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the applications to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world
Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time

How will you be part of progress?

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