The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) produces industry-driven research and analyses; develops forecasts; fosters dialogue and convenes forums; and publicly disseminates our research through conferences, events, and the media. Our mission is to educate, inform and advise industry stakeholders, policy makers, and the general public on critical issues facing the automotive industry and its impact on the U.S. economy and society.   As an independent, non-profit, research organization with a multi-disciplinary approach, CAR engages with leaders in the global automotive industry to support technology advancements and improve the competitiveness of the U.S. automotive industry.

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Coalition For Automotive Lightweight Materials: Manufacturing and Materials Researcher (SME)

The Center for Automotive Research is hiring an independent contractor to serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Coalition for Automotive Lightweight Materials (CALM).  CALM is a collaboration of more than twenty automotive industry-leading organizations working to support the cost-effective integration of environmentally sustainable mixed materials to achieve significant reductions in mass through the joint efforts of the material sectors and the auto manufacturers.  Supporting organizations participate in the CALM working group through an ongoing, annual commitment funded by participating CAR Affiliate organizations.


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

Great Location:  CAR, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is close to the metro Detroit area, epicenter of the U.S. automotive industry.  The Ann Arbor region offers a wide range of attractions and activities that educate, entertain, entice and delight. Cultural amenities, recreational opportunities, renowned universities and colleges and a comfortable cost of living make the Ann Arbor region an ideal location to live and work.  For more information on the region, visit:

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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 characteristic protected by law.