Advanced Development Center Surface Science, Materials Science intern – Forensics

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US

Job ID: J-00268214-704

Introduction to the job

ASML US brings 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, the 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.). As a condition of employment, 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

  • Understand particle & molecular contaminants transport mechanism in product and test equipment.
  • Characterize type and amount of contamination by collecting contamination samples and performing relevant tests.
  • Investigate cleaning methods by using proper materials, equipment, and processes without sacrificing product performance.
  • Develop methods to determine the degree of cleanliness, and validate cleaning efficacy.
  • Implement contamination budgeting and monitoring throughout the process.
  • Investigate material issues/ challenges using appropriate material diagnostic tools like SEM, AFM, WLI, etc.
  • Clearly communicate progress and status of ongoing technical activities to senior management.
  • Support preparation of design reviews for the development team.
  • Write contamination control procedure and train technicians to efficiently implement the procedure in manufacturing.

Education and experience

  • Minimum: Pursuing final year in bachelor’s or master's degree in chemistry, related surface engineering fields, or equivalent experience.
  • Preferred: Pursuing PhD degree in chemistry/ related surface engineering fields.
  • Strong background of course work and experimental and research background in chemistry, preferred focus on contamination/ cleaning process.
  • Excellent Knowledge of electro-optical, mechanical properties of coatings and ceramic structure.
  • Good understanding and experience in verification methods (white light interferometer, microscope, SEM, AFM, TOF-SIMS, Raman spectroscopy, FTIR, etc.).
  • Knowledge of MATLAB and/or Python for data analysis and automation programming.
  • Ability to work in the clean room environment implementing knowledge in material and material interaction (especially glass, ceramics, thin film materials, gasses, etc.), with deep understanding of the fundamentals of friction and wear processes of metallic, ceramic, and polymeric materials.
  • Excellent experimental skills.
  • Be able to interface with multidisciplinary groups and work effectively in a team and be willing to take on responsibility, follow through.


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:

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

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

Role within Office


  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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