Fuels Associate/Researcher

The ICCT is seeking to recruit a highly committed, self-directed person to join our fuels team as an associate researcher or researcher. 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

  • Perform 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;
  • Write working papers, briefings, memos, and blogs;
  • Present ICCT research at conferences, workshops, and to other ICCT staff;
  • Help facilitate policy and technical exchanges for policymakers and develop relationships with other international experts, government officials, and local organization; and
  • Collaborate with ICCT staff on emerging projects based on need and perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters degree or PhD in engineering, science, economics, or related field, or Bachelors degree plus at least 2 years relevant work experience;
  • Demonstrated interest in environmental sustainability and climate change;
  • Great project management skills combined with good experience and confidence working independently and engaging effectively with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Excellent and demonstrated 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
  • Superior proficiency with MS Office and other research software.

Position details

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 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, salary expectations, writing samples, and contact information of three professional references (all documents as attachments) to jobs@theicct.org (subject line: “Fuels Researcher”). 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; we will consider an initial set of applications received up to 4th January, 2018 and thenceforth on a first come first served basis. 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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