EUV Scientist - Research and Technology Development
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 26, 2022
San Diego - CA, US
Physics, Optical engineering, Mechanical engineering
Introduction to the job
ASML US, LP 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 Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San
Jose, CA and San Diego, CA.
This position requires 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 applicants who are
immediately eligible to access controlled technology.
Role and responsibilities
We have an exciting opportunity for a EUV Scientist to join a
dynamic and innovative Technology Development team, focused on
conceiving and demonstrating the technologies required for next
generations of high-power extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.
The EUV source technology development team is responsible for
identifying system-level operating points for stable EUV production
from laser produced plasmas and helps to chart the path to higher
average EUV powers to meet the future needs of the EUV roadmap.
Based on a laser produced plasma (LPP), our light source relies on
a wide range of unique and challenging technologies, ranging from
laser light amplification and high-power optical systems to laser
produced plasma for EUV generation, electro-optical signal
detection and algorithm-based actuation for process control. You
are invited to bring your passion, knowledge and expertise in areas
of applied physics, plasmas, metrology, optics, controls, lasers,
and experiment design to push the boundaries of these technologies
Duties and Responsibilities:
Guide development of high-level architecture as well as specific
techniques for metrology, actuation, stabilization (both passive
and active), and control in order to improve the EUV generation
Identification of key scientific learning objectives and
corresponding experimental design which will further the
technological progress of the EUV generation process.
Provide metrology, actuation, and stabilization design guidelines,
performance requirements and procedures to product teams.
Demonstration of system-wide performance targets to meet the future
Plan, develop and execute system and subsystem performance tests,
analyze test results and extract actionable knowledge from
sub-module to full-system levels.
Troubleshoot issues with laser, tin delivery, and optical systems,
as well as their interplay, in order to improve the EUV generation
Document learning and communicate knowledge to engineering and
product development teams to guide product improvement and release
of new product nodes.
Work independently and in teams to deliver on a stated objective,
whether it be the pursuit of new knowledge, the demonstration of a
new capability, or the characterization of existing
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Education and experience
PhD or MS degree with relevant experience in physics, plasma
engineering, photonics or equivalent field.
3+ years' experience with a PhD.
5+ years' experience with a Master's degree.
7+ years' experience with a Bachelor's degree.
Deep understanding of scientific research methods and strong
Hands-on experience with complex system design and build,
characterization, and troubleshooting.
Extensive experience with experimental data analysis and
development of data analysis tools with, for instance, Matlab or
Python and data acquisition systems such as NI Labview.
Practical experience with breadth of metrology techniques and
system design, including high energy density plasma systems, such
as laser or discharge produced plasmas.
High-precision optical metrology development, including associated
high-speed data acquisition and integration with control system
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:
The successful candidate will not only have excelled in their
technical field, but will have demonstrated inter-personal and
Ability to clearly and logically communicate ideas and knowledge to
Demonstrated ability to manage and lead a research project
involving multiple stakeholders and constraints.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team and
lead investigation and research efforts.
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.
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