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Marine Associate Researcher (Sao Paulo)

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)
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Directory Entry : Sustainability and Environment Jobs with ICCT. The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.
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he ICCT seeks a highly motivated and committed full-time Marine Associate Researcher in our São Paulo office to analyze and recommend policies to avoid, reduce, and eliminate greenhouse gases, air pollution, and water pollution from ships and ports. Immediate tasks will include helping assess the climate, air quality, and economic benefits to Brazil from policies that accelerate the regional and global transition to zero emission vessels. The researcher will also analyze the potential air pollution and health benefits of ship emission control areas in South America. The researcher will recommend ways to design and implement policies that reduce the environmental, climate, and human health impacts of maritime shipping in Brazil, South America, and internationally.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Modeling greenhouse gas and air pollution emissions from ships and ports based on Automatic Identification System and fuel consumption data in Excel, Python, and R.
  • Estimating the emissions reduction potentials of different policy alternatives.
  • Synthesizing technical information into policy-relevant documents and presentations for both technical and non-technical audiences, with a focus on Brazil and South America.
  • Engaging with external stakeholders including government officials, International Maritime Organization delegates, non-governmental organizations, academics, and industry.
  • Serving as the main point of contact in Brazil for the ICCT Marine Program.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in engineering, environmental science, environmental policy, energy and resources, or other relevant subject, or a Bachelor’s degree plus two to three years of related experience is required.
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and research skills combined with strategic problem-solving, critical thinking, and organizational skills are required.
  • Significant modeling experience (e.g. emissions, air quality, fate and transport, energy use, health impacts of air pollution, etc.) along with the ability to manage and analyze large datasets, especially in Python and R is required.
  • Superior written and verbal communications skills in English and Portuguese, plus excellent interpersonal skills, are required.
  • Superior proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint are required.
  • An understanding of maritime transportation systems and policy is preferred.
  • Experience working with policymakers, NGOs, industry, and other stakeholders is advantageous.

Position Details

This is a full-time position located in the ICCT’s São Paulo office offering a competitive salary and benefits package with remote working as necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Please apply here. To apply, please send your resume, a cover letter, one or two relevant technical research publications primarily written by the applicant (in English), salary requirement, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Please combine your resume and cover letter into a single attachment in the “resume” field and use the “cover letter” field for your writing samples (either the full documents or links to them). No calls, no follow-up emails, and no recruiters, please. Equal Opportunity Employer.

ual Opportunity Employer.

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