Fellowship opportunity: Low carbon fuels

The ICCT is seeking to recruit an entry-level person to join our fuels team in a full-time, temporary fellowship. The fuels team works mainly on issues around the sustainability and greenhouse gas performance of biofuels and other alternative fuels, and the successful candidate will be expected to be able to work across a range of technical and policy areas.

Position Responsibilities

  • Contribute to high quality research to support the development of low-carbon fuel policy in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Indonesia;
  • Analyze the sustainability and greenhouse gas performance of biofuels and other alternative fuels, including analysis of the economics of advanced alternative fuel pathways;
  • Assist in writing working papers, briefings, memos, and blogs;
  • Assist in organizing ICCT workshops and meetings;
  • Collaborate with ICCT staff on emerging projects based on need and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in engineering, science, economics, or related field;
  • Demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability and climate change;
  • Ability to work independently and engaging effectively with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and research skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and English communication skills, both written and verbal, plus reading and writing proficiency in a second language strongly preferred; and
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

Position details

This is a full-time, temporary position (40 hours/week) for up to 12 months. It includes health insurance and paid time off benefits. Compensation is based on experience. The position may lead to regular, full-time employment depending on organizational resources and the Fellow’s performance. The position will be based in one of ICCT’s offices in Washington, D.C. or Berlin. The ICCT offers a mission-driven, egalitarian, culturally diverse workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. Remuneration will be based on experience and education.

About ICCT

The ICCT is an independent, global, non-profit research organization that supports effective policy-making on climate change and public health by providing timely, accurate, data-driven research and advice to regulators, NGOs, and other stakeholders. The ICCT has offices in Washington DC, San Francisco, Berlin, and Beijing. The ICCT offers a mission-driven and culturally diverse workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. Learn more about us at www.theicct.org.

Application

To apply, please send resume, a cover letter, a writing sample, and contact information of three professional references (all documents as attachments) to jobs@theicct.org (subject line: “Fuels Fellow”). Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. This is an immediate opening and the position will remain open until filled. Please state your ideal start date. Applicants without the supplemental materials will receive less consideration. No calls and no recruiters.

Equal opportunity employer.

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