CEU is hiring a Research Project Coordinator (f/m/d)

CEU Gebäude

The Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office (ACRO) at the Central European University wishes to appoint an outstanding person to fill the position of Research Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will play an active role in proposal writing for obtaining Austrian and international research grants and managing externally and internally funded research projects. 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 to obtain 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.

Position: Staff

Location: Vienna

Status: Full-time

Unit: Academic Cooperation and Research Support Office

Starting date: May 1, 2024

E-mail: advert025@ceu.edu

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Acts as the institutional contact person with assigned donors, monitors their funding opportunities, and understands their priorities and their relevance to CEU.
  • Advertises open calls for proposals to CEU academic community and holds information sessions.
  • Supports academic staff in developing project proposals and is responsible for budget preparation.
  • Manages running projects in cooperation with CEU academic and administrative units.
  • Acts as the key contact person with donors, as well as with CEU Legal Office, Budget and Finance Office, Human Resources, IT, and other internal administrative units.
  • Ensures that projects are implemented in compliance with the requirements of the funding organization, as well as with CEU policies, guidelines, and procedures. Authorizes orders and payments via SAP.
  • Assists the academic team in the preparation of project reports and is responsible for financial reporting and auditing of projects. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • University degree; Master’s degree in fields related to disciples at CEU is a plus
  • At least three years of previous experience in managing Austrian research projects; experience in managing European research grants is a plus
  • Proficiency in spoken and written German and English
  • High computer proficiency, especially in the use of MS Word and Excel; experience in using SAP is an advantage
  • Ability to multi-task, as well as prioritizing conflicting needs while meeting tight deadlines
  • Ability to administer long-term assignments independently as well as in a team
  • Positive personality and strong work ethic


We offer a competitive salary starting from gross 42,000 EUR/year for a full-time position. Higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate’s working experience. The initial contract is for one year with a one-month trial period, with the expectation of renewal for an indefinite contract based on identifiable success.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit in English:

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

Please send your complete application packageto advert025@ceu.edu– including job code in subject line: 2024/025.

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. 

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 an equal opportunity employer.

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