Research Technician

Research & development


Electrical engineering

Mechanical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Physics, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering



Published: 17 days ago Job ID: J-00257438-681

Introduction to the job

In Testbench & System Design Group at ASML Research, we are looking for a Research Technician with close affinity with laser science and optics, in order to strengthen our research team.

Most of the work is done in advanced optical laboratories, with class 4 optical testbeds and high power lasers, and requires broad knowledge of laser optics, electronics, mechanics and software. This requires you to be an all-rounder and a pragmatic experimentalist, with common sense and hands-on experience. You are also flexible with changing topics.

Role and responsibilities

  • You are responsible person for the ultrafast laser lab, supporting the smoothoperation of the lab, including operation, handling, and maintenance ofthe tools.
  • Supportconstruction of new optical test benches, in collaboration with other teammembers, including automation aspects (e.g. LabVIEW/Python).
  • Supportthe teams in organizational tasks and interaction with people outside theteam:

- Interface with Facility Management
- Safety department
- Suppliers

  • Areresponsible for lab organization (5S+1) and safety, as a part of the teamof Research Technicians.
  • Havea close affinity with mechanical/electrical design and workshop.
  • Feel comfortable with some data analysis.

Education and experience


PhD/MSc in physics, laser engineering and/or optics/photonics

Alternatively MBO/HBO Technical study, for example, Physics, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering


  • Experience3 to 10 years in a lab setting
  • Backgroundin component level electronics & board development.
  • Backgroundin the use oftest & measurement systems.
  • Experiencewith software and/or hardware design of laboratory setups
  • Knowledgeabout detectors and electronics for optical setups is a definiteadvantage.

  • Knowledgeof any programming language such as Matlab, Python, C, C++, or C# is goodto have.
  • Experiencein LabVIEW.


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:

  • Desirefor hands-on experience.
  • Willingnessto work at a test bench & in a cleanroom environment.
  • Abilityto interface & manage internal as well as external suppliers.
  • Enthusiasticin generating new ideas & possibilities with a team ofresearchers.
  • Likesto work in a cleanroom lab.
  • Communicative,analytical, team player.
  • Critical,continuous improvement.
  • Opento learn new (and custom) measurement techniques.

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

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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