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27 Jul 2023

Full-Time Heavy-Duty Vehicle (HDV), Researcher, SF

International Council of Clean Transportation – Posted by p.nguyen94 San Francisco, California, United States

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Job Description

The ICCT is an award-winning, independent, global, non-profit research organization that supports the effective design and implementation of policies to address the impacts of the global transportation sector on climate change and public health. Our organization achieves this by providing high quality and timely data-driven research to public officials at all levels of government – city, state, national, regional and international – as well as to civil society and the media. The ICCT offers a mission-driven and culturally diverse workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. Join our growing team of talented researchers with offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, CA, Berlin, Germany, Beijing, China, and São Paulo, Brazil.

The ICCT seeks a new researcher who will contribute their energy and creativity towards research that will shape the international energy and technology transition now underway in the transportation fleet. Representative work can be seen at the ICCT’s heavy-duty vehicle program page at This full-time position is based in our San Francisco, California office.

To be successful in our environment, you must be intellectually curious, self-directed, and able to work with people from across the globe. The position is best suited to someone with inventiveness, creativity, resourcefulness, and strong time management skills. The ideal candidate will hold a graduate degree with previous research experience in environment, transportation or energy topics, excellent writing skills, some international education, travel or work experience, and demonstrated passion for solving our most pressing global health and environmental challenges.


You Will:

  • Perform high-quality research to support the development and implementation of regulations designed to limit the environmental impacts of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, such as commercial trucks and buses
  • Develop and maintain deep expertise in a specific technology, modeling, or policy area and serve as a resource to ICCT staff
  • Author or co-author ICCT publications such as blogs, briefing papers, memos, working papers, white papers and internal memos
  • Collect data, perform quantitative analyses of datasets and develop computer-based models using Excel, Python, R, or similar tools on the performance of conventional and zero-emissions vehicles and their market evolution
  • Review and summarize technical and scientific literature, and review the work of colleagues and outside consultants
  • Prepare presentations and present findings in public forums, such as workshops and conferences, as well as in private forums, such as invite-only stakeholder meetings and policymaker briefings
  • Help to organize outreach activities, such as briefings, meetings, and workshops
  • Engage with external stakeholders including government officials, policymakers, NGOs, academic experts, or industry partners
  • Lead or manage small internal projects or consultant projects (typically less than 100K)
  • Mentor interns and fellows
  • Assist with the development of funding proposals and communication with funders
  • Assist with the development of comprehensive strategies to support new policies
  • Assist with the development of new project concepts
  • Assist the development of outreach strategies and engagement with media outlets

You Have:

  • M.S., or Ph.D., in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, or related technical field plus 1-6 years of work experience in a related field
  • Demonstrated research, education, or work experience related to energy, transportation, climate change, public health, or public policy
  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced skill with at least one of the following analytical and modeling tools: Python, R, Matlab, or similar tools
  • Demonstrated author or co-author of research papers, technical reports, policy memos, briefing papers, and other forms of written communication in English
  • Experience preparing and giving public presentations in English
  • Preference for candidates with demonstrated research, education, or work experience in the transportation field
  • Preference for candidates with written or verbal skill in a second language
  • Preference for candidates with work or study experience outside of their native country


This full-time position will be based in our Washington, D.C. or San Francisco office and has a salary of $85,100 (DC) or $93,600 (SF). We offer an excellent benefits package including health insurance, paid vacation and family leave, a 401k plan with a generous 7% employer contribution, hybrid office/remote flexibilities, transportation subsidy, and other benefits.


Please submit a resume, cover letter, two relevant writing samples for which you are the sole author (preferred) or lead author and contact information for two references. Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. Applications without the supplemental materials will receive less consideration.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Job Categories: Electric Vehicles. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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