Rapid thermal processing (RTP) using halogen lamps for a Si-doped molecular beam epitaxial (MBE) n-GaAs layers was investigated by deep level transient spectroscopy. RTP was performed at 700°C, 800°C and 900°C for 6 s. Two electron traps NI ( Ec-0.5-0.7eV) and EL2 (Ec - 0.82 eV) are produced by RTP at 800 and 900°C.The peculiar spatial variations of the Nl and EL2 concentration across the MBE GaAs films are observed. The larger concentrations of the trap N1 and EL2 are observed near the edge of the samples, and the minima of N1 and EL2 concentration lie between the center and the edge of the sample. It seems that these spatial variations of N1 and EL2 concentration are consistent with that of the thermal stress induced by RTP. Furthermore, the EL2 concentration near the edge of the sample is suppressed by the contact with the GaAs pieces on the edge around the sample during RTP.