30+ days ago - req9126

Surface Chemist for reactive plasma – surface interactions

Research & Development

Chemistry & Material science

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & Development


0-2 years



Job Category

Chemistry & Material science




ASML is a leadingmanufacturer of lithography equipment. In the latest systems, light, plasma andmaterials interact at surfaces. Optimizing processes requires a profoundunderstanding of surface chemistry, plasma-material interactions and of photoninduced processes. Since ASML works at cutting edge technology, a lot ofphenomena are very unique and have a first-of-a-kind character.

Job Mission

To strengthen the chemistry competence, ASML Researchis lookingfor a Surface Chemist or Surface Scientist, who can add RequisitionLocal to the understanding ofreactive plasma-surface interactions.

Job Description

You will work in a multidisciplinary team with Chemists,Physicists, Electrical and Mechanical engineers.

You have a profound understanding of thereactions and processes occurring at and below surfaces exposed to a plasma.

Based on high-level problem descriptions you can define hypotheses onunderlying mechanisms and relevant experimental tests.

Subsequently you areable to perform these tests and translate the results into kinetic equations,models, and design rules to improve product performance.

Next to this, the job involvesexperiments in a laboratory with UHV equipment and low-pressure discharges.


(Technical) University PhDin Chemistry, Heterogeneous catalysis with experience in experimental approaches,Surface science with a focus on molecularinteractions. Relevant 2-5 years of experience is appreciated.


- Knowledge of reactiveprocesses on surfaces and with materials at low pressures involving gas phasespecies, including radicals and ions.
- (Basic) knowledge of plasma physics.
-Familiarity with concepts of heterogeniccatalysis like adsorption processes, Langmuir-Hinshelwood, Eley- Redealmechanisms, lattice structures of adsorbates, surface and sub-surface diffusion.
- Understanding of the thermomechanicalstability of thin films on materials against external stress factors such astemperature, chemical reactions etc.
- Experience with chemical modeling, i.e. with DFTand/or MD would give you a head-start.
- Experience with surface analysis methods (XPS,Raman, IR, AFM,).

Personal skills

- Open to learning techniquesoutside of the above mentioned fields in the future.
- Combining both an interestand capability in modeling of surface processes, whilst also beingexperimentally capable.
- Autonomouswhile driving to success in a highly skilled team of experts towards acommon goal.
- Pragmaticattitude with an analytical view.

Context of the position

The Research Materials Science andChemistry group is part of the Research department of ASML. This group identifies and fills intechnological gaps in the future roadmap of lithography and the lithographymarket. Our focus is on advanced material research and on the interaction oflight (13.5 nm) with the gaseous background in our tools and on solid materials.We work in small teams and deliver solutions that can be transferred toDevelopment and Engineering. We work together with external research institutesand universities.

Other information

Keywords:Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Surface Chemistry, PlasmaPhysics , Material science, Heterogenic Catalysis, DFT