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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Industry Analyst

The Industry Analyst performs quantitative and qualitative research in support of a wide variety of projects related to the automotive industry and its extended ecosystem. ​ MORE INFO >

As an employer, CAR offers its staff a competitive compensation package, including health care benefits, life insurance, a 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, the 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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