Research Assistant

Application deadline: 
Apr 26, 2018
Start date: 
Jun 1, 2018

Full or Part Time:  Full-time (40 working hours/week)

The Cognitive Development Center (CDC) at Central European University invites applications for a Research Assistant position. The successful candidate will help the researchers at the Center in designing and conducting experiments with healthy human infants, and in analyzing and publishing the collected data.


Successful applicants will have a BA or equivalent degree in any discipline, and will be required to be fluent in both English and Hungarian for oral and written communication as well. Applicants with (1) a degree in psychology, (2) experience with working with babies and children below two years of age, or (3) familiarity with experimental methods in developmental psychology will be given advantage.

What we offer:

This is a full-time position, available on June 1, 2018, for a fixed term of one year with the possibility of extension. The post is funded by research grants from the European Research Council. We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment.


CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States 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 in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV and
  • contact information for two referees.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Agnes Volein, CDC Lab Manager ( Interviews will be scheduled for May 7, 2018. Reference letters will only be requested for shortlisted applicants.
Please send your complete application package to: - including job code in subject line: 2018/047