Surface Interaction Analyst with interest in tribology

Research & development

Chemistry & materials science

Mechanical engineering

Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development

Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Chemistry & materials science, Mechanical engineering, Other technical job categories

Published: 30 days ago Job ID: J-00256003-504

Introduction to the job

Are you challenged by demanding projects in a multidisciplinary context? Do you have the technical capabilities to provide innovative solutions? Does contributing to the world’s most advanced lithography machines makes you feel responsible and proud? Then this might be the right opportunity for you.

Role and responsibilities

ASML Research is looking for an analyst with interest in surface interaction to strengthen the Tribology and Electrostatics group. The T&E group focusses on contamination and tribological challenges for the next generation Lithography Tools.
Within the group, tribology is a key expertise to understand and influence interactions between surfaces. A boundary element method has been developed within the group to better understand the interaction between the surfaces in the machine. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working on the model validation efforts analyzing data from experiments and potentially performing some validation experiments.

Your responsibilities and daily activities will be:

  • Performing simulations with tribology modeling tools
  • Analyze and validate the performance of thedifferent modeling tools vs experiments
  • Formulate improvement directions for both themodeling tools and the tribology applications.

Education and experience

Technical University PhD/Master (with 3-7 years of experience) in Physics, Chemistry or Mechanical/Materials Engineering.

Preferred experience

  • Broad knowledge on Matlab data analysis
  • Experience in model validation
  • Interest in metrics characterizing surface roughnessand friction.


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.
  • Autonomous, whilst having a drive to work and cooperate within a highly skilled team of experts towards a common goal.
  • Inquisitive and strong personality.
  • Pragmatic attitude with an analytical view.
  • Able to communicate effectively across disciplines and at all organizational levels.
  • Fluency in 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 Position:

The Research Tribology and electrostatics group is part of the Research department of ASML. Its task is to identify and fill in the technological gaps in the future roadmap of lithography and the lithography market. Our focus is on surface interaction control including the mechanical and material aspects of modules used in lithography tools. We work in small teams and deliver proof of concept solutions that can be transferred to Development and Engineering. We intensively work together with external research institutes and universities.

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.

Industrial research, tribology, friction, wear, mechanical, materials, adhesion, AFM, surface, interaction

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