Research Projects Assistant (F/M/D)

Central European University
July 15, 2024
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Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office


[email protected]

Open for Employee Referral

Application deadline:

Open until filled

Starting date :

July 15, 2024

Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO)'s mission is to purposefully connect teaching, research, funding and management in line with CEU strategic priorities. We do this through establishing beneficial and sustainable partnerships; encouraging and supporting CEU academic staff in their research activities, including obtaining internal and external funding; acting as interface between academic and administrative partners and thus successfully and efficiently coordinating complex tasks related to project management; and contributing to doctoral education with special focus on improving employability through acquiring teaching, research and project management skills. Our team is located in two cities, Budapest and Vienna.


ACRO wishes to appoint an outstanding person to fill the position of a part- time (20 hrs/week) Research Projects Assistant in Budapest.

Main responsibilities

  • Supporting the financial management of research projects funded by the European Commission. The successful candidate will be provided the relevant training and practice. Daily tasks will include the maintenance of multiple databases, checking and filing documents and payment forms, liaising with administrative units of the university.
  • Assistance to the Vice-President for Academic Cooperation and Research Management in scheduling meetings and organizing events.
  • General office duties like ordering supplies.
  • Managing ACRO's Facebook page and website.
  • Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Hungarian and English. Knowledge of German at an elementary level is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, management of databases and use of social media;
  • Attention to detail, ability to work as a part of a team, positive personality and strong work ethic.
  • Affinity for numbers, precision, structured thinking and pro-activity;
  • Previous experience in higher education administration or experience in studying or working in an international and multi-cultural environment is a plus;
  • Experience in a similar position may be an advantage but recent graduates are also welcome.


    We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.

    This position is advertised for one year with a possibility of renewal.

    How to apply

    Applicants need to submit in English:

  • CV;
  • Cover letter describing their motivation in applying for the position and relevant skills and experience;
  • Contact information for two referees.
  • Please send your complete application package to [email protected] - including job code in subject line: 2024/043.

    Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

    CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

    About CEU

    One of the world's most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.

    In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.

    For more information, please visit https: // www.

    CEU is an equal opportunity employer. The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice under “Job Applicant” at https: // www.

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