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16 May 2022

Full-Time Maritime Shipping Research Fellowship (D.C.)

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

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Job Description

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an award-winning, independent, global, non-profit research organization that provides data-driven research to advance policies that reduce the health and environmental impacts of the transportation sector. 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 100 talented researchers and operations staff with offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Berlin, Beijing, and São Paulo.

The ICCT has an immediate opening for a highly self-motivated, enthusiastic research Fellow to help analyze and communicate the technical feasibility of green shipping corridors and ports in the United States. You will be based in the Washington, D.C. office and report to our maritime shipping Lead. This fellowship will extend through December 31, 2022, with the opportunity to apply for a permanent position, contingent on strong performance and ICCT resources.

You Will:

  • Learn how to analyze ship traffic using satellite Automatic Identification System data
  • Learn how to estimate fuel use, greenhouse gases, and air pollution from ships using the ICCT’s Systematic Assessment of Vessel Emissions (SAVE) model
  • Study how hydrogen fuel cells and wind-assisted propulsion can be used on ships
  • Advise policymakers on ways to support green corridors and ports
  • Help prepare maps, figures, and reports, and help deliver presentations
  • Expand your network by engaging with researchers, advocates, regulators, industry, and other stakeholders
  • Collaborate with ICCT staff on emerging projects based on need and perform other duties as assigned

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently pursuing a Master’s or PhD in engineering, environmental science, public policy, energy, or a related field
  • Experience or interest in transportation and climate change policy; experience or interest in the maritime shipping sector is a plus
  • Proficiency in Python, ArcGIS, Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Ability to clearly explain research results and their implications to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work independently and engage effectively with team members
  • Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal

Our Benefits

We seek candidates who can work full-time (40 hours per week) from June through December 2022. This fellowship is located in our Washington, DC office near the McPherson Square and Farragut Metro stations. You will work at least three days a week from the office, the other two may be remote. The position pays an hourly wage of $18-$30 per hour, based on education and experience. We also offer a transportation subsidy.

How to Apply

  • Application: Please click here and submit a cover letter, resume, 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.

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

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