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The Industry Analyst performs quantitative and qualitative research in support of a wide variety of projects related to Environmental Sustainability in the North American automotive industry. This position reports directly to Director, Technology.


CAR offers a competitive compensation package, including health care benefits, life insurance, retirement savings plan, paid time off, holiday pay, and a flexible work environment. These offerings represent a significant investment in CAR’s most valuable asset—the people who work here.


Salary Range: $50,000 – $80,000


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Closely follow developments within the automotive industry and overall economy
  • Conduct research and prepare reports
  • Acquire, analyze, describe, verify/validate, and present data
  • Assemble, organize, and maintain datasets for use in statistical analysis
  • Participate in proposal teams and help to obtain funding from industry and government sources
  • Search, review, and summarize existing research literature; apply findings
  • Review and summarize text complex literature (ex. federal regulations or policies) for a variety of audiences
  • Prepare results, including tabular and graphical presentations; write sections of research reports
  • Actively participate in project meetings
  • Collaborate effectively with other researchers within and outside CAR


Required Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates must have an understanding of and strong interest in the aspects of environmental sustainability for the automotive industry
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in the fields of engineering, business, public policy, statistics, or a related field
  • 4-6 years of increasingly responsible experience in a research environment
  • Proven ability to execute tasks and projects and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated a high level of initiative
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Familiarity with government and other data sources
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Ability to convey research findings clearly and effectively through written reports, charts, tables, and presentations
  • Attention to detail and fact-based analysis
  • A team player who can work across multiple functions and cultures effectively


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience evaluating funding sources and securing funding
  • Familiarity with automotive materials and processes


To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Angie Ely at

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, protected disability, or other characteristics protected by law.