Lab Manager

Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date : 
August 1, 2022

The Department of Cognitive Science at Central European University invites applications for a Lab Manager position. The initial contract is for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Duties and responsibilities:

The successful candidate will assist researchers in the department with their research activities, which consist of experimental psychology research on human cognition, specifically concepts and reasoning. The successful candidate will assist in the planning, implementation, and execution of cognitive psychology research studies with adult and child participants both in the lab and online, prepare research materials in German and English, maintain lab space and equipment, and manage various administrative tasks such as scheduling, tracking the lab budget, and maintaining compliance with human behavioral research ethics protocols.


  • High level of fluency in both English and German.
  • A degree in cognitive science or psychology (MA/MS preferred, candidates with relevant experience and a BA/BS will also be considered).
  • Research experience in Cognitive Science or Psychology.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • A commitment to maintaining high professional standards in research.
  • A positive and cooperative attitude.
  • The ability to work as a member of a highly motivated team.
  • An appreciation of working in a culturally diverse environment.

Preferred but not required:

  • Some familiarity with programming, particularly Python, JavaScript, MatLab, and/or R.

The annual gross salary starts at 40,000 EUR. The actual final salary might be higher depending on the seniority and level of expertise of the selected candidates.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information of three references
  • Optional: A writeup of a past research project.

Please send your complete application package to: - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/035.

We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of short-listed candidates may be contacted for references later by CEU.

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

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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