Experimental Physicist for Electron Beam Instrumentation

Department/faculty: Faculty Applied Sciences
Level: University Graduate
Working hours: 38.0 hours weekly
Contract: 2 years
Salary: 2588 - 4084 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Faculty Applied Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft, with around 550 scientists, a support staff of 250 and 1,800 students. The faculty conducts fundamental, application-oriented research and offers scientific education at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The faculty is active in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Applied Physics.

The position is in the Department of Imaging Physics (ImPhys, www.imphys.tudelft.nl) of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at the TU Delft. Our department performs cutting-edge research spanning the range from understanding the basic principles underlying imaging technology to automated image analysis to developing new imaging systems.

The ambition of the Charged Particle Optics group (within the Imaging Physics Department) is to develop improved tools to look at the microscopic world and to invent new methods to create microscopic structures, even down to nanometre size. They advance the fundamental understanding of relevant physical phenomena such as electron emission, and they design innovative, sometimes revolutionary electron and ion beam instruments. All the group’s projects are in cooperation with industrial partners. They are always on the lookout for possibilities to patent their ideas and spin off new companies, as they have done in the case of MAPPER Lithography and DELMIC.

Job description

In a joint project with a semiconductor equipment company, a new instrument for high throughput defect inspection on masks and wafers is being developed. The experimental work involves the design and testing of a prototype instrument that should show the feasibility of a new principle that originates in the TU Delft. There is some theory work in electron optical simulations. The position is in a team with 3 other experimental physicists, supported by technicians specialized in mechanical design, clean room fabrication, electronics and experimental control. The Company also has a team on the project which is involved on a week-to-week basis. There is an opportunity to coach Bachelor’s and Master’s students and to publish results. 


Applicants should have the following qualifications:

• A Master’s or PhD degree in experimental or applied physics.

• Some experience with building or modifying an experimental set-up that includes electron or ion beams.

• A broad knowledge of electronics, vacuum and precision mechanics.

• Some experience in computer modelling.

A hands-on mentality, a good command of the English language and the ability to easily and actively collaborate with technical experts and other scientists. 

Conditions of employment

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application

For more information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. P. Kruit, tel.nr. +31 (0)15 2785197 or e-mail: p.kruit@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application to Ms. Anjella van Vliet, e-mail: j.t.vanvliet@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWIP18-050.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Faculty Applied Sciences
University Graduate
Working hours
38.0 hours weekly
2 years
2588 - 4084 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Closing date
Dec. 1, 2018
Vacancy nr.


For more information about this job, please contact Prof.


For more information about the application procedure, please contact:

E j.t.vanvliet@tudelft.nl