Post-doctoral Researcher in Horizon Europe RAISE Project (f/m/d)

Updated: 11 days ago
Deadline: Location: Budapest

CEU Democracy Institute
[email protected]
Application deadline: 
Open until filled

Starting date: May 2024, exact date negotiable
Application deadline: Open until filled, review of applications will start March 10, 2024
Full- Or Part-Time: Part-time (0.5 FTE) for 18 months

The Democracy Institute at the Central European University invites applications for a part-time Post-doctoral Researcher position within the framework of the Horizon Europe research project RAISE .

The RAISE Project

The Recognition and Acknowledgement of Injustice to Strengthen Equality is an international project funded by the European Union in the Horizon Europe programme. RAISE is run by a consortium of 9 institutions, including Utrecht University (leader), the University of Warsaw, KU Leuven, Central European University, Izmir University of Economics, University of Konstanz, Open Republic, Association for Monitoring Equal Rights and Uccu Roma Informal Educational Foundation. The project studies the awareness of boundary-making processes in reproducing structural racism and xenophobia and seeks to provide empirical evidence of what actions will support equality. It takes an interdisciplinary approach and aims to create research in collaboration with NGOs that address racism and xenophobia.

Duties and responsibilities:

The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected mainly to contribute to Work Package 3 “Intersectional identities and their inequalities on the labour market in Europe” and participate in the quantitative part of the research. Tasks include

  • Contributing to the mapping of statistical data sources suitable for analyzing intersectional identities (of race, ethnicity, immigrant background, religion, gender and social position) and their role in labour market inequalities comparatively across countries of the Raise consortium and Europe and
  • Constructing a comprehensive database from available data
  • Contributing to descriptive and complex statistical analysis of data
  • Building statistical models explaining structural discrimination based on intersecting identities
  • Co-authoring research reports, presentations at conferences and seminars
  • Cooperating with the NGOs involved in the project

Required skills and qualifications:

  • PhD in Sociology, Survey Statistics or related discipline
  • Interest in the topic of discrimination, prejudice and racism (research experience and theoretical expertise in the field will be an asset)
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in an international team


  • Proficiency in Hungarian
  • Experience in participating in European collaborative research projects
  • Experience in working with or member of ethnic/racial minority communities
  • Strong interest in, or some background knowledge of the study of discrimination and the role of institutions
  • Strong interest in academic research, ideally proven through publications and/or collaboration in research projects

What CEU offers:

  • 18 months part-time appointment (20 hours/month) based in the Budapest site
  • We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment
  • Integration in the RAISE research team, with excellent opportunities for international networking with top scholars in the field of interethnic relations, social/racial/ethnic inequalities in Europe
  • Integration in the Inequalities working group of the CEU Democracy Institute in Budapest, including professional mentoring by senior researchers

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV including publications and a sample of publication / statistical analysis proving data management and complex statistical analytical skills
  • Motivation letter explaining how your research profile and interests relate to the project and what could be your contribution to the RAISE team
  • Proof of English proficiency

Please send your complete application package as one single pdf file to: [email protected] – including the job code in the subject line: 2024/014.
Informal inquiries can be addressed to Vera Messing at [email protected] .

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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.

About CEU

One of the world’s most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University  as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's , master's and doctoral  programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.  

In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute , the Institute for Advanced Study , the CEU Summer University  and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) , and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.  

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