Transport Research Analyst, China Sustainable Transition Center

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WRI-China Sustainable Transition Center is seeking an analytical and results-oriented Research Analystfor the “NDC Transport Initiative for Asia” project.

The major responsibility of the Research Assistant/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 and think tanks to (i) produce research, tools, and models to support policy-making; (ii) strengthen capacity for addressing transportation problems in China and beyond.


  • Conduct research and analysis on transportation decarbonization policies, technical solutions, and on-the-ground projects.
  • Review international experiences in transportation decarbonization options and analyze their applicability to Chinese cities
  • Support to develop practical tools, policies, and guidelines on transportation decarbonization for cities, provinces, and countries
  • Help organize external events, workshops, conferences, and other project dissemination activities. Schedule and set up internal meetings and take/circulate meeting notes and track follow-up as necessary.
  • Assist in some project and grant management work as needed
  • Assist to produce, proofread, and edit research reports, press releases, blogs, and papers in both English and Chinese.
  • Support other activities as needed


  • Bachelor or Master degree (preferably in transportation planning/policy/engineering, urban planning/studies, or related fields) with an excellent academic record.
  • 1-2 years work experience in the transportation field, experience in transportation climate planning would be a plus.
  • Excellent in oral and written Chinese and English, and outstanding communication skills.
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills, preferably with publication experience.
  • Quicker learner and can take initiative to deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel and to concentrate on field work as needed.

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test.


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

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

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