Intern, Optics/Physics (Summer 2021) | ASML

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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Position Location: 
Wilton, CT
Job Description: 

Degree: Bachelor

Experience: No Experience (student)

Team: Research & Development

Job Category: Optical Engineering

Reference: req19297


ASML US 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 Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

Job Description
ASML’s Wafer Alignment Group in Wilton CT is seeking a Physicist/Engineer in a development and engineering role to support & develop complex optical / photonic sensor systems used within ASML’s photolithography tools. These systems typically include light sources, detectors, optical / electro-optical components, fiber optics, electronics and signal processing SW functioning in close collaboration with the rest of the lithography system. Understanding the components in their relation to the sensor system and understanding the interaction with the rest of the tool is of fundamental importance.
Key component of this position are:
  • General:  Using general Physics, Electronics, Mechanics, and Software knowledge and an understanding of the sensor systems and tools to de-bug functionality or performance issues in the optical alignment sensors in lithography machines.
  • Leadership:  the candidate must have the potential to lead executing activities for determining problem root cause, execute complex tests, gather data, and effectively communicate results on different levels of abstraction (from technical colleagues to high level managers).
  • Problem Solving:  the candidate should be interested in troubleshooting complex technical problems, develop / debug data signal processing algorithms; develop and execute test plans in order to determine problem root cause.
  • Communications/Teamwork:  Good communication skills during brainstorm/troubleshooting sessions; Good listening skills. Good analytical skills. Draw your own conclusions, based on the input from different stakeholders.  Capability to clearly communicate the information on different level of abstraction.
  • Programming: The candidate must possess the ability to implement data analysis techniques into functioning MATLAB codes. Optimization skills, GUI building experience, and familiarly with Labview and Python are a plus.


  • Minimum: Candidate should be a Bachelors, Master / PhD  student in Physics, Optics, Material Sciences, Electrical, Chemistry  or other related engineering disciplines, or equivalent experience.
  • 2.5 years or more towards Bachelors degree are minimum consideration requirements.

Undergraduate junior or above

Personal Skills

A working knowledge of MatLab and for data collection and analysis to drive solutions.

Other information

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.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability