Cymer, Inc. Laser Gain Scientist in San Diego, California

Laser Gain Scientist


California,San Diego at


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ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources. We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of ASML. Be a part of progress.

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Performs analysis, development, and validation of improvements to excimer gain generating modules. Development of this sub-module within the laser requires system level laser knowledge and testing capabilities. The scientist will plan and execute laboratory research, perform analyses on field data, investigate failures and performance defects, and document requirements and specifications. May participate in development of patent applications. Coordinates interdepartmental activities and research efforts, including first article and special testing in manufacturing and the field.


  • Drives the development & integration of innovative core technology elements and/or system concepts in support of excimer gain generation modules.

  • Applies knowledge and experience in engineering, physics, and chemistry to extend performance and reliability of pulsed discharges, gas control and purity, laser beam quality, and mechanical stability in a laser cavity.

  • Validates concepts through breadboard builds, system level testing and analysis.

  • Independently investigates scientific and technical problems and challenges and evaluates and recommends solutions.

  • Interacts with customers, suppliers and peers, prepares and presents reports to management and customers, as well as at scientific conferences.

  • Assists management on technical aspects of external collaboration activities.

  • Prepares and revises technical documentation, including technical memos, specification documents and design validation reports.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a Master's degree (Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optics or a related Engineering discipline. PhD preferred.

  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience is required.

  • Experience with Semiconductor Capital Equipment preferred.

  • Experience with project planning and execution.

  • Extensive experimental experience and skills in laboratory environment are required.

  • Practical experience with laser systems either in manufacturing or laboratory environments is required.

  • Has led a successfully completed project.

  • Track record of proposing and validating innovative solutions to technical problems.

  • Extensive experience using MATLAB or Python for data analysis is required.

  • Test design and automation experience using MATLAB or LabView is desired.

  • Experience with Excimer Lasers is a plus.

  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.

  • Applies advanced experimental and analytical skills to define requirements and devise solutions to technical performance matters.

  • Ability to develop and review conceptual or engineering models.

  • Ability to think through, plan, and setup complex experiments and tests.

  • Ability to carry a product design from conception into production.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic e-mail systems.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.

  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  • May require travel dependent on business needs.

  • Can work under deadlines.

  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.

  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.

  • Occasional travel within and outside the US may be required.

  • Able to work at CAD station for several hours at a time.

  • Able to put together mechanical assemblies including lifting 25 lbs. from floor to shoulder height.

  • Requires working with a firing laser (which is noisy) on a frequent basis.

  • Requires working in a manufacturing clean room environment occasionally.

  • Requires working with Excimer lasers in noisy environments (requiring ear protection) and potential radiation hazards (requiring eye and skin protection).

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and the business. EOE