Project leader for modeling and control of thermo-mechanical systems

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics



Published: 22 days ago Job ID: J-00261366-253

Introduction to the job

Do you get energy from working in a creative team with an innovative spirit? Do you like to collaborate and realize a new scanner solutions together? Do you have a technical background and experience in leadership? Are you willing to develop your leadership skills further? Then this might be the right opportunity for you.

Role and responsibilities

The research department is looking for a project leader to lead work on the next generation modules for our EUV scanner platform. Together with a multi-disciplinary team you will work on the analyzing, designing, and testing innovative thermal solutions to enable overlay and imaging performance for the next-generation ASML EUV scanners. You will be closely engaging with stakeholders in the Development and Engineering and System Engineering departments to ensure the teams’ solution directions are conceptually feasible to implement in ASML’s products.

Education and experience

Technical University Master or PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Essential experience

  • 4 years or more of experience in the machine building industry (preferably semiconductor related)
  • Experience with leadership on work package level

Nice-to-have experience

  • Project leadership experience in a team of minimum 5 FTE
  • Experience with thermo-mechanical systems
  • Experience with designing a new machine (module)


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:

  • Ability to build high-performing teams effectively in a diverse environment
  • An intrinsic motivation to be learning, self-educating, seeking to improve the teams way of working and team dynamics
  • Adaptable towards changing circumstances and progressing (technical) insights
  • Good communicational and reporting skills, and good proficiency English.

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 job
This position is within the Research department of ASML. At research, we aim to identify and fill the technological gaps within ASML, extending roadmaps of the lithography and metrology market. We work in small, diverse, and multidisciplinary teams of approximately 5 to 15 persons and deliver a proof of concepts or fundamental understanding that can be valorized and transferred within the company. We intensively work together with external research institutes and universities. ASML Research offers an informal innovative work atmosphere, opportunities for personal development, and a promising position to move to other ASML departments in the long run.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. §730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

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