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Vehicle Emissions Researcher, Berlin

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Germany (East) - Europe
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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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent, nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research as well as technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. The ICCT office in Berlin has an open position for a Researcher interested in emissions from road vehicles and the impact on air quality and climate change.

Position Responsibilities

  • Collect data on vehicle emissions performance, measured during laboratory as well as on-road testing. Data sources include vehicle tests on behalf of ICCT as well as measurement campaigns of research partners from universities, governments and other research institutions. Perform quantitative analyses of current vehicle emissions in the context of the underlying testing and driving conditions. Map the status-quo of on-road emissions in form of a meta-study of available data in Europe and beyond. Consider not only nitrogen oxides emissions of diesel vehicles but also other types of emissions and technologies;
  • Provide scientific advice to policy makers, for example as part of the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) working group of the European Commission. This includes helping to define reasonable boundary conditions for measuring and analyzing on-road emissions, quantifying state-of-the-art conformity factors and for extending the RDE regulation to other types of emissions (for example, carbon dioxide emissions) and vehicle technologies (for example, plug-in hybrid vehicles);
  • Work together with other researchers within as well as outside of ICCT and also with policy makers around the world to develop a comprehensive scheme for road vehicle emissions testing. You also interact closely with representatives of various stakeholder groups, such as vehicle manufacturers and parts suppliers;
  • Write clear, strong technical reports, policy briefings and blogs to summarize our research results for interested audiences. Furthermore, you regularly participate in scientific conferences to learn more about recent technology developments and to discuss your research results with other experts in the field;
  • Support projects in ICCT’s other program areas based on specific interest, qualification and need. Furthermore, you support us with formulating ideas and securing long-term funding sources for future research projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in engineering, environmental science, natural sciences, economics, or related disciplines, ideally having a Ph.D. or comparable work experience;
  • Strong technical background with a proven knowledge of vehicle emissions, air quality, climate change and transportation policies; 
  • Excellent quantitative, analytical, and research skills, along with strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Advanced IT skills, in particular with respect to analyzing large sets of data ideally with the help of MATLAB, R or a similar software;
  • Highly organized, self-directed, and creative, strategic problem-solver; and
  • Fluency in English and ideally in another EU language.

Position Details

We offer an open-ended full time position in our office in the heart of Berlin. You will have the opportunity to become part of a highly motivated team of international experts, actively shaping the transition towards a sustainable transport sector. For this important task we are looking for your support as soon as possible.


Please send your resume, cover letter summarizing your qualifications and experiences, a writing or project sample, name and contact information of three references, and salary expectations to jobs@theicct.org (subject: “Vehicle Emissions Researcher, Berlin”). Candidates will be considered on a first come, first served basis and the position will remain open until filled. ICCT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are looking forward to your application!
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