RESEARCHER (Centre for Maritime Economics and Industries – MEI)

Closing on: May 31, 2024

Unlock Your Potential in Maritime Research at MIMA!

Join us for a Researcher in the Centre for Maritime Economics and Industries!

Are you looking to kickstart your career in maritime research? Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) offers a career opportunity for talented individuals eager to gain hands-on experience in maritime economics (port, shipping, and logistics).

Position: Researcher for the Centre for Maritime Economics and Industries

Location: Kuala Lumpur


  • Undertake comprehensive research on maritime economic trends, policies, and industry practices, including shipping, port operations, maritime trade, and logistics.
  • Gather and analyse quantitative and qualitative data related to maritime economics, including trade volumes, economic impact assessments, and market dynamics.
  • Assess the effectiveness of existing maritime policies and regulations, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.
  • Conduct studies to evaluate maritime activities’ economic, social, and environmental impacts and proposed policy changes.
  • Collaborate with industry stakeholders, government agencies, and academic institutions to gather insights and build consensus on policy initiatives.
  • Prepare detailed reports, policy briefs, and white papers to communicate research findings and policy recommendations to policymakers, industry leaders, and the public.


  • Access to training and mentorship from experienced professionals and researchers in the maritime economics field.
  • Gain and refine data analysis, policy evaluation, and strategic planning skills, which are valuable across various sectors.
  • Develop a reputation as an expert in maritime economics and industries, enhancing career prospects and professional standing.
  • Networking opportunities with a broad professional network through collaboration with industry stakeholders, government agencies, and academic institutions.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to explore complex and impactful research questions, contributing to advancing knowledge in maritime economics.
  • Enhance career opportunities within government agencies, international organisations, research institutions, and private sector companies.
  • Publish research findings in reputable journals, reports, and policy briefs, contributing to academic and industry discourse.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with expertise and experience in the field.
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage as part of the employment package.


  • Malaysian applicant
  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree (Maritime Economics, Maritime Studies, Maritime Business, Logistics and Transport, Supply Chain Management, and related fields) with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Bahasa Melayu and English.
  • Interest in maritime economics and global trade issues.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the position to and by 31st May 2024.

Join us at Maritime Institute of Malaysia and take the first step towards a rewarding career!

Job Category: Researcher
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Kuala Lumpur

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