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15 Apr 2020

Full-Time US Fellow – Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program

The International Council on Clean Transportation – Posted by ICCT San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is pleased to announce the opening of a new Fellow position in its Heavy-Duty Vehicles Program and invites all eligible applicants to apply. The 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 researchers with offices in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Berlin, and Beijing.

The ICCT seeks a highly motivated and committed Fellow who will contribute their energy and creativity towards research that will shape the global technology transition in the heavy-duty vehicle sector. This fellowship will provide the opportunity to work at the intersection of vehicle technology, economics, and public policy. Representative work can be seen on the ICCT’s heavy-duty vehicle program page.

This 12-month fellowship, based in our office in San Francisco, California, is best suited to someone with inventiveness, creativity, resourcefulness, and curiosity, willing to work hard and learn fast.

The ideal candidate will hold a degree in environmental or energy topics, have excellent writing skills, international experience (education, travel or work), and demonstrated interest in solving our most pressing global health and environmental challenges. Written and/or spoken fluency in two languages is preferred but not required.

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 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Master’s degree or equivalent level of coursework in engineering, physics, chemistry, or related technical field; other graduate-level degree is a plus;
  • Demonstrated interest or experience investigating the climate, energy, and/or health impacts of the transport sector, the on-road freight sector, or vehicle technologies;
  • Demonstrated experience collecting, critically analyzing, and drawing insights from data;
  • Strong English language skills, both written and verbal; strong interpersonal communication skills also expected;
  • Experience working in teams and a collaborative research environment;
  • Work, study, or extended travel experience outside of the United States preferred.

Position Details

To be successful in our work environment, you must be intellectually curious, self-directed, and able to work with people from across the globe. The ICCT is a non-profit international 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.

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) fellowship for 12 months. The position may lead to regular, full-time employment depending on organizational resources and the Fellow’s performance. After the shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted and the organization determines that it is safe for employees to return to the office, the position will be based in the ICCT’s office in San Francisco, California. ICCT offers a competitive hourly range between $26-$31, depending on experience. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to includes a transportation subsidy, medical, dental and vision insurance along with paid time off. Learn more about us at

How to Apply

Application Applications will be accepted through 8 May 2020. Please send: (1) a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications and preferred start date; (2) resume; (3) at least two examples of any of the following – writing sample, presentation, database, or model – demonstrating your technical skills (links to other applicable reports within your resume are also welcome); (4) the names and contact information of three professional references (letters not necessary). Please include in your application any other materials that may demonstrate your qualifications for this position. Send your full application (all documents as attachments) to Please state in the subject line, “U.S. HDV Fellow – San Francisco”. Incomplete submissions or submissions with spelling or grammar errors will be given low priority. The position is open immediately and will remain open until the posting is removed from our website. No calls and no recruiters, please. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Categories: Transportation. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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