Applications for Research Assistant positions

The Institute of Political History, Budapest invites applications from graduate students (including PhD students) or holders of an MA degree for four Research Assistant positions within the framework of the ERC funded project NEPOSTRANS – Negotiating post-imperial transitions: from remobilization to nation-state consolidation. A comparative study of local and regional transitions in post-Habsburg East and Central Europe. (More about the project at:


The research assistants will prepare

  • a preliminary survey of archival material
  • a preliminary biography of newspaper articles
  • a survey of less accessible publications

in Austrian, Slovak, Czech, Romanian, Croat, Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian archives and libraries. Work at distance is possible, the applicant should work in one or two of the countries.


The RAs work under the guidance of the PI, the surveys should be finished by September 30, 2018. The RAs will receive a gross remuneration of 3000 euros. Travel and accommodation cost will be covered up to a limit defined in the contract.


The application package should consist of

  • CV with the applicant’s contact details
  • a motivation letter
  • one publication or term paper (in English, Hungarian or German)
  • contact details of a referee

The application should be sent as a single pdf file to until April 15, 2018.

Please, indicate in the subject line: ERC CoG NEPOSTRANS Research Assistant application