Researcher Thermo- Mechanical effects

Research & development

Mechanical engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


3-7 years



Job Category

Mechanical engineering, Physics, Other technical job categories



Published: 13 days ago Job ID: J-00260862-949

Introduction to the job

Within Research we develop new concepts and the required technologies to move the performance of our next generation scanner products to exceptional levels. Environmental considerations are also taken into account, such as using environmental friendly materials and reducing the energy our scanners consume. It is our job to show the potential and pitfalls of these new technologies and concepts so our business lines can make clear decisions the adaptation of these in our next generation scanners.

We are expanding our team and therefore we have an opening for a Researcher in the field of thermo-mechanical effects.

Role and responsibilities

We have many processes and control loops running in our scanner that influence the thermo-mechanical behavior of critical components, such as wafer, reticles, mirrors, and lenses that we need to understand and control. The heat fluxes involved are caused by radiation (light), gas-flows, cooling liquids, and more. We use diverse models to understand these dynamic processes and to devise solutions in terms of hardware modifications and software control.

In this job you use models that we have developed in the past. Whenever these model lack the detail and understanding we pursue you propose modifications to the existing models or develop new models.

It is your job to make trade-offs in your model with respect to model accuracy, complexity, and stability with respect to the analyses that need to be done.

You setup the simulations and you summarize the results to the project and stakeholders in a simple and convincing way.

With your team members you infer what the impact will be of new technical concepts in our scanner and you are invited to use your creativity to come up with new ideas to will bring the performance of our scanners even further.

To validate these complex models, you participate in defining test plans and the processing of the test data.

Education and experience


To be successful in this role you have a background in Physics, Mechanical engineering, or Mathematics. You hold a MSc degree or a PhD and you have 3-5 years of working experience in a research or industrial environment.


  • You have modelled the transient thermal behavior of complex systems, and experience with opto-mechanical systems is a plus.
  • You are familiar with modelling approaches using FE methods such as COMSOL, or Ansys, and dedicated models in MATLAB.
  • You are not afraid to use dedicated simulation tools in MATLAB, and to script commercial tools to obtain the proper models.
  • You know how to deal with model and model parameter uncertainties with the appropriate sensitivity studies.
  • You have a good view on the kind of experiments that are needed to validate these models.
  • You find satisfaction in reporting and presenting these results to your peers and stakeholders.


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:

  • Open to learning techniques outside of the above mentioned fields in the future.
  • Proactive and autonomous while driving to success in a highly skilled team of experts towards a common goal.
  • Pragmatic attitude with an analytical view.
  • Able to see the big picture and create a vision and have perseverance in realizing it.

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 position:
Researchdepartment is a highly dynamic environment, where we work on the newest technology concepts for our equipment. You work in multi-disciplinary teams, where you will be challenged also to look beyond your own competence, to be able to apply it in new technologies. This will provide you also with an environment where you can learn and grow. If you find out that something does not work, you do not see it as a setback, but as an inspiration to find new solutions. You are willing to help your colleagues outside your project, as they will help you, to discover new knowledge and connect within the company.

This vacancy is with the Flow & Thermal group. This group consists of 22 persons, in the roles of expert, architect, and project lead. The work is organized in multidisciplinary teams under the guidance of a project leader and an architect.
The duration of the project varies from one year to multiple years. Sometimes small study assignments ofa couple of months may be executed in a very small team of 2-3 persons.

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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