TOYOTA is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation. Founded in 1937. Toyota now sells vehicles in 170 countries and employs over 300.000 people.
Based in Brussels, Belgium, and staffed by 2.700 people and more than 60 nationalities, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) handles the wholesale marketing of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, parts & accessories, and manages Toyota’s European R&D, manufacturing and engineering operations.
For Toyota, Quality is a way of life. Nothing is so good that it cannot be made better, that is why we strive for continuous improvement in everything we do. This basic principle for us is called: “KAIZEN” and is what guides us in our pursuit of best Quality and the delivery of unparalleled customer’s satisfaction.
We offer a dynamic and challenging multicultural work environment, being part of a motivated team in which competence and quality play an important role.
Enhancing personal growth and a real opportunity to invest in your future through on the job development and training.
Where your effort, dedication and initiative are rewarded by a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package (bonus scheme / extra-legal benefits (group insurance including a pension plan and risk benefits) / flexible working hours).
- PhD in Science (preferably: Chemical / Electrochemical / Materials Engineering)
- Very good knowledge in electrochemistry and material science, specifically on catalysts and/or polymer electrolyte membranes for low temperature PEMFC and testing methods (i.e. RDE, IV, EIS…)
- Flexible team player
- Open personality able to work in an independent way, hands-on mentality
- Basic computer skills: (MS Office and database)
- Fluent in English, any other European language is a plus
- Owner of a driving license
You have a Toyota DNA, this means you:
- wish to develop and you are ready to persevere in order to reach challenging targets.
- seek facts before making recommendations or decisions.
- have strong planning and organization skills
- enjoy working in a team, respecting others.
- have a creative mind and passion for cars. (if relevant for function)
- have excellent communication skills
Your team and your responsibilities
The Advanced Material Research Division of Toyota Motor Europe is responsible for the advanced research on functional materials and manufacturing processes of fuel cells, batteries, exhaust systems and semiconductors for clean energy and environment. We aim at transferring and integrating European unique and advanced technology into the final product for future breakthrough.
The main need and challenge in fuel cell electric vehicles is the development of a high efficient and high power energy density fuel cell stack that has low cost and high durability.
For this purpose, we are looking for a motivated team member to perform synthesis, characterization and evaluation of novel materials related to the so-called Membrane-Electrode-Assembly component.
The candidate will perform literature investigation and propose new promising concepts to be researched further in collaborative research project together with European research institutes and universities.
The activity may include:
- Benchmark state of the art technology in the specific field
- Identify promising concepts by performance, durability, process and cost analysis
- Assess and confirm the feasibility of the technology by material synthesis, testing and analysis
- Identify technology gaps and issues, suggest solutions and improvement
Place of employment:
Belgium - Brussels (Zaventem) : Toyota Motor Europe, Technical Centre