Clean Freight and Logistics Researcher, Beijing Office | 清洁物流项目研究员 北京办公室

Primary Responsibilities

  • Overall: Support research projects on emerging issues at the intersection of clean vehicle technology, operations, mode strategies and environmental policy making with a focus on the reduction of heavy commercial vehicle and freight emissions. Analyze information and collect data on technologies and operation strategies to improve the environmental performance of the road freight sector, and to further develop methodologies to assess emissions’ reductions from the different alternatives. Ultimately, provide accurate information and advise government and industry on how to advance clean freight programs to mitigate emissions and reduce fuel use and costs.
  • Research, collect, compile, and analyze heavy commercial vehicle and freight data from China.
  • Develop models for estimating the costs and benefits of heavy commercial vehicle and freight emission reduction technologies and strategies; develop quantitative and qualitative analyses of technology and operational and multi-mode strategies to reduce heavy commercial vehicle and freight emissions.
  • Write clear, strong technical reports, policy briefings, and articles to summarize ICCT’s research for key stakeholders.
  • Engage and collaborate effectively with ICCT staff and key partners worldwide to gather information and communicate relevant findings from ICCT’s research to support policy development.
  • Coordinate workshops, invite-only meetings, and other outreach events; present research and conclusions in a range of venues including in-person briefings with policy makers.
  • Where appropriate, manage and review the work products of consultants to the ICCT on issues related to clean freight and logistics in China.
  • Other tasks deemed appropriate and relevant to this position.


  • Proficiency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese, excellent command of spoken and written English;
  • Master’s degree in engineering and transportation planning, environmental science, economics, or related disciplines, or comparable work experience;
  • Highly organized, self-directed, and strategic in problem solving and identifying policy needs;
  • Excellent research, analytical, and quantitative skills (including advanced Excel skills, data programming/processing skills, spatial analysis skills), good modeling skills for use with freight activity and emissions, along with strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good understanding of freight transportation sector and issues, including transportation system and multi-modal planning, logistics vehicle operations and supply chain management, green freight programs, heavy commercial vehicle emission and efficiency regulations;
  • Great inter-personal skills and ability to team-work with international staff from diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience working with government entities or research institutes in the transportation field, freight and logistics industry, shippers, and carriers preferred;
  • Experience with the evaluation of technology and operational strategies to reduce freight emissions in a quantifiable manner preferred.

Compensation and benefits

Competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience. Opportunity for international travels and training.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit a letter of interest summarizing your qualifications and experiences with resume and two writing samples of technical reports/memos (one in English the other in Chinese) to and to (title “China Freight Researcher”).

About the ICCT

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent nonprofit organization to provide first-rate, objective research, and sound technical and scientific analyses of motor vehicles and fuels. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of the transportation sector.

The ICCT has offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, California, Berlin, Germany and Beijing, China. At present, the ICCT is made up of more than 50 full time team members from different countries reflecting the value and attention ICCT places on diversity in its workplace. The ICCT is financially supported by grants from philanthropies and government contracts. It is an equal opportunity employer.

The organization offers a mission-driven and culturally diverse workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and where creative thinking and carrying out own ideas is very much encouraged. The individual will have opportunity to access and contribute to cutting-edge clean transportation policy research works and get connected with a wide range of stakeholders including policy makers, experts in the field and industrial leaders.

The ICCT has established an excellent reputation in China, with over 10 years of project experience supporting national and local regulators. In 2018, the ICCT registered a representative office in Beijing, China, supervised by the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

For more information, please visit our China program page,

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