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Energy Systems Research Scientist
Business and Policy
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Cambridge, MA, USA • Remote • Mountain View, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Have a graduate degree focused on energy technology and policy, systems engineering, energy economics, energy business analysis, or a related field
  • Have a strong research background, including peer-reviewed publications
  • Have effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Have demonstrated experience working on cross-disciplinary problems with collaborators
  • Thrive in a culture that values diversity, collaboration, humility, and learning
  • Provide timely and responsive analysis for Toyota leadership on key issues at the intersection of energy, climate, and transportation
  • Scope, build, conduct, and/or manage systems modeling for decarbonization pathways, considering techno-economic and policy factors, and coordinating with other researchers in Toyota group
  • Represent Toyota at industry and academic consortia to guide research priorities and facilitate strategic partnerships
  • Develop in-house business case analyses for carbon neutral technology adoption, and collaborate with Toyota partners (Toyota Ventures, Toyota Financial Services, etc.)
  • Compile and maintain benchmark data, including industry-wide carbon neutral efforts such as competitor's committed goals, technical developments and metrics, public announcements, and government mandates and incentives while communicating with internal and external stakeholders
Desired Qualifications
  • Systems modeling for energy and climate (e.g. EIA National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), IEA World Energy Model (WEM), EPA Integrated Planning Model (IPM), capacity expansion, least-cost dispatch, geospatial network modeling, technoeconomics, lifecycle emissions, total cost of ownership, etc.)
  • Data-driven analysis of energy and climate
  • Energy policy and finance experience
  • Machine learning or AI experience
  • Programming experience (e.g. Python, Julia, R, MATLAB)
  • Ability to travel, both domestic and international
Toyota Research Institute

51-200 employees

R&D arm of Toyota
Company Overview
Toyota Research Institute's mission is to improve the quality of human life through advances in artificial intelligence, automated driving, robotics, and materials science. They're dedicated to building a world of “mobility for all” where everyone, regardless of age or ability, can live in harmony with technology to enjoy a better life.
  • Highly competitive benefits package
  • Robust programs to support the wellbeing, happiness, and health of our people and their families.
  • 401(k) plan including matching and annual profit sharing along with total vacation and holidays totaling 38 days per year.
  • Subsidized commuter benefits and generous employee and vehicle allowances
  • 2 paid days per year to participate in volunteer activities.
  • Maternity Leave program with 10 paid weeks plus baby bonding leave and Milk Stork for traveling moms
  • Baby Bonding Leave–an additional 16 paid weeks–to all new parents, including those who choose to adopt.
  • Back-up child and adult / elder care programs to help everyone thrive
  • WellBeats Virtual Fitness Trainer.
Company Core Values
  • Be Yourself - We bring our full selves to work every day. Our diverse views, history, personality, character, and experiences are invaluable to TRI and Toyota.
  • Respect One Another - We celebrate everyone’s differences, opinions, and perspective. We practice mutual respect and act with integrity.
  • Assume Best Intentions - People are good. We trust and give them the benefit of the doubt. We assume they act the way they do because they believe it’s best for TRI.
  • Think Globally - We don’t work or think in silos. Our work impacts people within TRI, Toyota, and our communities around the world. We always make it about collaboration.
  • Make it Happen - We are proactive, not reactive. We push boundaries because we’re not afraid to fail. We succeed together.
  • Embrace Diversity - We believe diversity makes us stronger, including diversity of ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, personality, skills, experiences, and knowledge.
  • Always Learn - We believe in constant improvement and advancement of ideas and beliefs. We embrace Hansei and Kaizen. We are on a journey to explore, experiment, and learn together.