Research Projects Assistant

Open for Employee Referral
Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

The Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) at Central European University (CEU) wishes to appoint an outstanding person to fill the position of a part-time (20 hrs/week) Research Projects Assistant in Budapest.

The Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) is responsible for coordinating CEU efforts in international academic cooperation and providing administrative support to CEU research activities and projects. ACRO assists CEU faculty, staff and students to seek and secure partnerships and support for their academic mobility, cooperation and research. It proposes and implements policies ensuring that externally funded research and CEU academic partnerships are of the highest quality and in line with CEU's mission and values.

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.

Candidate’s profile

  • Holds a Bachelor's degree;
  • Has excellent (advanced level) written and spoken Hungarian and English language skills;
  • Has strong computer proficiency, especially in the use of MS Word and Excel;
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and assignments independently, while enjoying working in a team;
  • Has experience in studying or working in an international environment;
  • Committed to developing his/her professional skills
  • Affinity for numbers, precision, structured thinking, and pro-activity is essential;
  • A strong work ethic is a must.

Experience in a similar position may be an advantage but recent graduates are also welcome.

Commensurate with experience. However, CEU offers a competitive salary, 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:

  • CV.
  • Cover letter describing your motivation in applying for the position and relevant skills and experience.
  • Contact information for two referees.

Please send your complete application package to: - including the job code in the subject line: 2022/078.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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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