Internship – Machine Learning for Material Development (6months start April/May)

at Toyota Motor Europe
Published February 4, 2023
Location Brussels, Belgium
Category Machine Learning  
Job Type Internship  


Company Information

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. As a company, Toyota Motor Europe focuses on sustainability and future generations and strongly promotes diversity, inclusion and gender equality. We are highly interested in receiving the applications from professionals of all backgrounds and genders looking to build their career in either scientific, engineering or corporate positions.
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.

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We offer a dynamic multicultural work environment and the opportunity to be part of a highly motivated team where collaboration, creativity, courage, and curiosity play an important role. You will be working on exciting projects and benefit from a thorough on the job development, coaching and training.

Your commitment will be rewarded with a renumeration package. We provide flexibility to take care of both your career and your personal life by providing hybrid work environment with structural possibility to both work from home & collaborate in the office. You can also take your work abroad for up to 20 days/year.

At Toyota Motor Europe, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all. All of our recruitment decisions are based on the individual and their qualifications along with the job requirements. The selection process is without regard to nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, ethnicity, disability or other personal characteristics. We do not tolerate harassment or discrimination as our individual experiences and overall diversity is our key strength. Together we have the power to make a positive change and go beyond the ordinary.

If you need any specific consideration for the interview process due to disability or any other reason, please let the recruiter know.

Your Profile

  • You are fluent in English (TME business language)
  • You have Masters in Computer engineering, Material engineering, Material informatics, or equivalent specialization
  • You have good knowledge/experience machine learning
  • You have strong Python programming skills
  • Open personality and flexible team player
  • Hands-on approach is desired

You have a Toyota DNA, this means you:

  • Courage: you are ready to let go of the easy path to reach challenging targets
  • Collaboration: you are a team player, respectful and inclusive in your style and you take a customer-oriented approach
  • Creativity: your passion drives you to explore innovative ideas and challenge the impossible
  • Curiosity: you combine imagination and fact-based observation
  • Coaching: you share knowledge and feedback with your colleagues and celebrate each other’s success

Your team and your responsibilities

Toyota Motor Europe R&D Centre is responsible for:

  • Developing vehicles and making concept proposals for European core models.
  • Reflecting EU technologies to Toyota vehicles timely by utilizing strong network with European partners.

The Material Engineering division (MED) is part of the R&D group at Toyota Motor Europe Technical Center in Zaventem, Belgium. By utilization of wide and deep material knowledge as well as evaluation & analysis capability, its mission is to conduct research, to develop and to introduce attractive & environment-friendly materials.

Material Engineering 2 department in MED is responsible for advanced material research for quantum sensor and materials, carbon neutrality, hydrogen economy and new clean mobility.

Your project

Material Engineering 2 is looking for a motivated student to apply Data Driven Research methods in field of material engineering. The goal is to deploy advanced data analysis methods such as machine learning to various research projects to gain additional insights and accelerate the development. You will be responsible for identifying suitable approaches for data generation (e.g. image analysis), collection and analysis. The tasks will be performed using Python and internally available analysis tools. You will work in close collaboration with several engineers, each  responsible for battery, fuel cell, exhaust gas catalyst or similar material development.

We can only accept students with an EEA or Swiss citizenship (not requiring a work permit or visa to be eligible to perform an internship in Belgium)