1+ months

Materials Research Senior Scientist - Toyota

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Who We Are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to grow and challenge what’s possible with us.


Who We’re Looking For

Toyota’s Materials Research Department is looking for a passionate and highly-motivated Materials Research Senior Scientist.

The primary responsibility of this role is to develop methodologies that will enable application of machine learning and statistical analysis techniques towards novel material discovery.

Reporting to the Materials Research Senior Manager, the person in this role will support the material research department's objective to develop machine learning and statistical techniques for material discovery.


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Research topics such as emerging field of machine learning, performing original research; publishing/presenting results
  • Design, scope and drive implementation of data driven models and programs to improve the quality of material research such as discovery of new materials and developing novel process to optimize material synthesis and performance
  • Perform data mining and machine learning analysis to design and implement processes and tools to deliver the intelligence necessary to support in-house and collaborative materials
  • Monitor and adapt machine learning models to meet the needs of various projects
  • Communicate with diverse group of scientists and management team within the organization




Primary Location

US-MI-Detroit/Ann Arbor-Ann Arbor


TEMA - Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America


Yes, 10 % of the Time

% Overtime


Job Posting

Dec 4, 2017, 6:24:17 PM


What You Bring

  • PhD in Computer Science, Statistics or related technical field
  • Working experience in data driven research
  • Strength with machine learning and data mining techniques
  • Fluency in programming languages (Python, C/C++, Java).
  • Hands-on experience with statistical software (R, SAS, Matlab, Python).
  • Research experience in Material Science


Added Bonus If You Have

  • A comprehensive understanding of data mining, machine learning and deep learning
  • Solid background in material science, chemistry and physics
  • Sophisticated in scientific writing and history of technical presentation in conferences
  • Manage projects and timeliness to meet business needs


What We’ll Bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)


What You Should Know

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Have a question or need assistance with your application? Check out the How to Apply section of our careers page on Toyota.com!





  • Data Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Math
  • Statistics

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