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JobReq ID:  48747
Type of work:  Hybrid
Type of contract:  Internship
Full/Part Time:  Full time



Bridgestone in Europe, CIS, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of  Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions.

In addition to our premium tire products, we offer a growing portfolio of tire-centric and mobility solutions. Together with our partners and guided by "Serving Society with Superior Quality”, that has been our mission since Shojiro Ishibashi founded Bridgestone in 1931, we are  working to accelerate sustainable mobility innovations and solutions. Through innovative technology,  we are committed to easier, safer, smoother and seamless mobility for our society and customers improving how people move, live, work and play.

Bridgestone also benefits from a significant retail network throughout the region – in fact our retail presence in the EMIA region is the largest in the tire industry. Through 17 distinct retail partners, we have around 3,500 outlets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as around 2,500 outlets through our partner network in India. This network offers a selection of services, concepts and mobility solutions.

At Bridgestone we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with everyday drivers and this extensive retail network is one of the core reasons why.

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In line with the “Bridgestone Essence”, our work environment is based on integrity and teamwork, where everyone can learn from each other and contribute with their own ideas in achieving the coming goals.

We want to hear from people who can take the challenge, unleash their creative potential and contribute to the company success demonstrating ownership, courage and agility. We want you to develop your skills, expand your knowledge and be proud of your work.



Job Purpose

Joining a dynamic and motivated materials development team, the R&D materials researcher will lead efforts to characterize and define the mechanism of new raw materials to be applied to the future Bridgestone products.

The candidate will play a key role in a technical work of a specialized nature. Purpose of the research is to investigate how raw materials characteristics affects rubber compounds properties. The activity deals with setting of design of experiments, extensive mechanical and chemical characterization of rubber compounds, data analysis and technical report preparation.

Core Responsibility & Working relationship

  • Pro-active participation to laboratory activities.
  • Design of experiments supported by statistical tools, driven by both theoretical understanding of the problem and by experimental evidence.
  • Raw materials chemicals analysis and development of related characterization techniques.
  • Mechanical and chemical rubber compound characterization (e.g. DMTA, quasi-static test, tribology, x-link density, etc).
  • Data analysis and technical report preparation.
  • Work effectively with technicians, R&D researchers and Management of Bridgestone EMIA Technical Center, actively taking part to R&D cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate with Bridgestone Corporate Functions, Bridgestone America and Bridgestone Japan and Bridgestone Europe manufacturing plants.

Job requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering, Chemical engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, or any other related field of study.
  • Materials science knowledge in polymer and elastomers field and related reinforcing system (e.g. Carbon Black, Silica…)
  • Laboratory experience in the field of mechanical and chemical characterization of materials.
  • Goal-oriented, motivated, creative and collaborative. Able to work within diverse teams, with strong communications skills, capable to explain complex concepts in a smart way.
  • Ability to work under time pressure, independence, with problem solving approach.
  • Digital mindset: solid knowledge of MS Office package. Good scripting and programming skills, experience in machine learning, big data analytics & computer vision is a plus.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Position is based at the BS EMIA Technical Center in Rome, Italy.


All applications will be reviewed. Our Recruitment team will contact the suitable applicants for the next step of the recruitment process.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Diversity and inclusion are a central part of Bridgestone EMIA’s values at the highest level. This is key for our people to show a passion for excellence for improving society connected to the world in which we live. Our commitment to diversity, is linked to our founders mission of ‘Serving Society with Superior Quality’, which is essential in shaping and creating the organization, serving all people, respectfully, connected to our business. We recognize that everyone is different and that attracting, developing and retaining our employees will create a sustainable working environment which is essential to our success. This means that all job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

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