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4 Mar 2020

Full-Time Heavy Duty Vehicles Associate Researcher (Washington, DC or San Francisco)

The International Council on Clean Transportation – Posted by ICCT Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an award-winning, independent, global, non-profit research organization dedicated to providing data-driven research to support effective policy-making designed to reduce the health and environmental impacts of transportation activity around the world. The ICCT offers a mission-driven and culturally diverse workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. Join our team of more than 50 talented engineers and scientists with offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Berlin, and Beijing.

The ICCT seeks a highly motivated and committed Associate Researcher to contribute their energy and creativity towards research that will shape the global technology transition in the heavy-duty vehicle sector. This Associate Researcher position will provide the opportunity to work at the intersection between vehicle technology, economics, and public policy. Representative work can be seen at the ICCT’s heavy-duty vehicle program page. The position can be based in either our San Francisco, California, or Washington, D.C. office.

Position responsibilities

  • Perform high-quality quantitative research to support the development of local, regional, and national regulations addressing on-road freight vehicles and buses;
  • Perform quantitative analyses of datasets and develop computer-based models;
  • Author or co-author blogs, briefing papers, memos, working papers, and white papers to communicate research findings and their policy implications;
  • Review and summarize technical and scientific literature;
  • 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;
  • Review other colleagues’ work as well as consultants’ work on projects.


  • M.S., Ph.D., or B.S. degree (when combined with 2-4 years of work experience) in engineering, physics, chemistry, energy, environment, or related technical field;
  • Demonstrated research, education, or work experience related to energy, transportation, climate change, public health, or public policy;
  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced skill with analytical and modeling tools such as Excel, Matlab, R, Python, or similar tools;
  • Demonstrated author or co-author of technical or policy reports, memos, briefing papers, and other forms of written communication in English;
  • Experience preparing and giving public presentations in English;
  • Required intermediate to advanced written and verbal skill in a second language;
  • Work, study, or extended travel experience outside of the United States preferred.

Position details

To be successful in our environment, you must be intellectually curious, self-directed, and able to work with people from across the globe. This is a full-time position and is available either in our San Francisco or Washington D.C. office. We offer a competitive salary based on experience and education, plus an excellent benefits package, including group health insurance, a 401(k) with 7% matching contribution, transportation subsidy, and other benefits.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2020. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, at least two examples of any of the following – report, presentation, database, or model – demonstrating your technical skill (links to other applicable reports within your resume are also welcome), salary expectations, and contact information for three professional contacts (all documents as attachments). Please state your preference for the San Francisco or Washington D.C. office to with a subject line of either "U.S. HDV Associate – San Francisco" or "U.S. HDV Associate - Washington, D.C." Please state your ideal start date. No calls, no follow-up emails, and no recruiters, please. Equal opportunity employer.

Job Categories: Transportation. Job Types: Full-Time.

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