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.

Join our dedicated staff.  Current open positions are regularly updated here:

Research Assistant

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for participating as a research assistant on a variety of research activities focusing on the automotive industry and the public sector. This is a temporary part-time (up to 20 hours per week) position with the potential 32 hours per week from January to May. ​ MORE INFO >

Industry Analyst, Business Group

The Industry Analyst performs quantitative and qualitative research in support of a wide variety of projects related to the North American automotive industry.  This position reports directly to Director, Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP), and Director-Research. MORE INFO >

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:

For more information, on careers at CAR, or student internships, contact Angie Ely at [email protected]

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.