Transport Research Analyst, China Sustainable Cities Program

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World Resources Institute

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Beijing, China

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17 days ago


WRI-China Cities Program is seeking an analytical and results-oriented Research Analyst for the Decarbonizing Transport for Asia project in WRI China office. The major responsibility of the Research Analyst is to conduct research to inform policy making and pilot projects to mitigate GHG emissions and air pollutions from the transport sector. The successful candidate will join a team that will work in a multidisciplinary platform in WRI, with governmental agencies, think tanks, and universities to (i) produce high-quality research or design groundbreaking tools and models to inform policy-making; (ii) recommend policies for the transportation sector in China towards low-carbon and environmental sustainability; (iii); and strengthen capacity for addressing transportation problems in China and beyond.

Responsibilities 职责:
  • Conduct desktop research, write high-quality research reports or develop tools/models to inform policy-making and pilot implementation, abiding with WRI’s standard publication process; 开展案头研究与实地调研,撰写高质量研究报告,开发交通领域相关模型与工具,提供政策建议,以支持政策与试点项目的实施;
  • Coordinate with demonstration cities, provincial governments, or national partners to carry out policy research and ensure the quality and impacts of project deliverables; 与试点城市、省份及国家研究机构与部门合作,开展相关研究与试点项目,确保项目按时、按质量完成;
  • Organize internal/external policy dialogue meetings, international workshops, national conferences, local capacity building workshops, and other dissemination activities to enlarge the influence of the research reports, tools, and models; 组织与参与政策研究相关的闭门会议、国内会议、国际大型研讨会等;
  • Write communication collaterals—including blogs, op-eds, or infographics for the research products and pilot projects; 准备宣传材料如研究相关博客、项目新闻稿等。

Qualifications 要求:
  • Advanced degree and subject matter expertise in one of the following fields: economics, econometrics, climate economics, and transport economics. Master’s degree required. PhD or cross-cut expertise is a plus. 具备以下领域硕士或博士学位:经济学、计量经济学、交通经济学、气候经济学等。优先考虑博士学位;
  • Strong academic ethic and experience in publishing papers in international journal articles and familiar with peer review process. 在国际期刊杂志上发表研究论文,实际参与论文写作与同行评审过程,对研究具有好奇心与热情;
  • Proficient with statistical analysis and modeling software (like Stata, SPSS, R). Familiarities with carbon pricing and econometrics will be a plus. 熟悉统计软件(如Stata,SPSS, R);优先考虑熟悉计量经济模型与碳定价理论;
  • Fluent command of written English; 具备流畅的英文写作能力;
  • At least one years of relevant work experience and research in the above fields. 至少一年相关领域的工作经验;
  • Demonstrated team spirit with good interpersonal skills and with good work ethics. 具备团队工作能力;
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently. 能够接受经常出差。

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test. Finalists will need to submit at least 1 writing sample in English, preferably a published journal article. 该职位要求笔试,并要求提供至少一遍论文样本(优先考虑期刊文章)。

Direct supervisor: China Urban Mobility Manager

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package

Duration: Full-time regular

Location: Beijing, China

To Apply: Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

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