Scientific Coordinator

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

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Central European University (CEU) offers research fellowships to outstanding scholars from around the world to allow them to pursue their research for a few months in Budapest. In the Institute's friendly and intellectually stimulating environment, fellows work on their own projects and share their findings with peers through weekly seminars and other community programs.
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The Scientific Coordinator's responsibilities will include general administrative support to IAS and its visiting fellows.

Specific tasks will be the following:

  • Support IAS' scientific and institutional international outreach program, in close cooperation with the Institute's Director and Senior Administrative Officer;
  • Prepare grant applications and support IAS involvement in international collaborations and networks (e.g., NETIAS);
  • Be chiefly responsible for website and media communications;
  • Support the organization of IAS events: public lectures, workshops, conferences, including tasks such as travel and accommodation arrangements for visitors, room booking and catering orders, etc.;
  • Support the Director and Institute in developing strong communication ties between the Institute (Budapest campus) and CEU faculty and researchers (Vienna campus);
  • Provide personal administrative and scholarly support to the IAS Director.

The successful applicant has the following experience and skills:

  • previous administrative experience (familiarity with grant applications and international foundations is a plus);
  • excellent knowledge of English;
  • web editing proficiency;
  • ability and interest to work with a multi-national academic environment in a culturally sensitive manner;
  • strong communication skills;
  • ability to engage in teamwork;
  • excellent organization and prioritization skills;
  • software proficiency (MS Word, Excel, SAP experience is an advantage);
  • strong work ethic;
  • MA degree in any field is a prerequisite

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Commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for 1 year with a possibility of renewal.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Names and contacts for two reference persons who may be contacted during the selection process.

Please send your complete application package to: – including the job code in the subject line: 2022/039.

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.

Review of applications will start on July 25, but the deadline remains open until the position is filled.

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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