Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Researcher, Beijing

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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, New Delhi India, and São Paulo, Brazil.


The ICCT seeks a highly motivated and committed full-time employee, either at the Associate Researcher or at the Researcher levels, in our Beijing office. You will contribute to ICCT’s efforts to improve the efficiency of trucks and buses, promote their electrification, and support the development of related policies in China. This position will provide the opportunity to work at the intersection of vehicle technology, economics, and public policy. Representative work can be seen at the ICCT’s heavy-duty vehicle program page at https://theicct.org/sector/heavy-vehicles/. This full-time position will based in our Beijing office in China.


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, curiosity, and strong time management skills. The ideal candidate will hold a degree in a technical field and demonstrate an academic or professional interest in environmental, transportation, or energy topics.


Candidates who demonstrate significant experience in the areas mentioned below will be considered for the Researcher-level position upon the review of their application documents.


You Will:


  • Perform high-quality quantitative research to support the development of local, regional, and national regulations designed to limit the environmental impacts of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including commercial trucks and buses
  • Perform quantitative analyses on the performance of conventional and zero-emissions vehicles and their market evolution
  • Develop and apply algorithms, models, and computer scripts necessary to support the analysis of the environmental impact of conventional and zero-emissions vehicles
  • Author or co-author blogs, briefing papers, memos, working papers, and white papers to communicate research findings and the policy implications for both technical and non-technical audiences, focusing on China
  • Review and summarize policies, databases, and scientific literature related to efficiency or zero-emission technologies
  • 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 webinars, 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

You Have:


  • A Bachelor’s, Master’s, or a Ph.D.in engineering, physics, chemistry, or a related technical field
  • Demonstrated research, education, or work experience related to transportation, climate change, energy, public health, or public policy
  • Demonstrated intermediate to advanced skills with common tools used for data analysis (e.g., Python, Matlab, R, SQL, ArcGIS)
  • Experience as an author or co-author of academic papers, technical or policy reports, memos, briefing papers, and other forms of written communication in English
  • Exceptional proficiency in both written and spoken English and Chinese, coupled with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with policymakers, NGOs, industry, and other stakeholders is advantageous

Our Benefits


This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position based in ICCT’s Beijing office with a salary of ¥409,243 for the Researcher position, depending on skills and experience. We offer an excellent benefits package, including health insurance, paid vacation, hybrid/remote flexibilities, transportation subsidies, and other benefits.


Application


To apply, please send 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and earliest available start date, 3) one writing sample, and 4) two references. Links to writing samples are also acceptable. Incomplete applications will be given less priority.


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.