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Software Training Coordinator (IT-GOV-INN-2023-144-GRAP)

Geneva, Switzerland
a monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax)
Posting live until
1 Mar 2024

Job Details

Your responsibilities

Besides its main focus on fundamental research in particle physics CERN also establishes connections to other science fields. The EVERSE EU project's goal is to set up the European Virtual Institute for Research Software Excellence. CERN is partnering in this project in its role as a high energy physics research laboratory with other European institutions in biological, medical, environmental, social, human and other sciences.

Key aspects of EVERSE which are relevant to this job opening are:

  • A collaborative ecosystem to ensure software and code quality assurance 
  • Code quality assurance to support reliable and reproducible results via policies and a framework to implement it
  • Recognition for researchers and software engineers who implement research software and code quality assurance and best practices.

A major objective of EVERSE will be to provide training, guidance and education for researchers and software developers across the above fields.

In your role as training coordinator you will join the Innovation section of the CERN IT department. Together with our partners you will work on the capacity building aspects of the project. Activities include:

  • The building of an inventory of existing training programs
  • The curation and enhancement of training resources 
  • The initiation of new trainings as needed.

Another important aspect of the activity will be the establishment of a framework for the recognition of researchers and research Software Engineers who engage in best practices of Software Engineering.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Work experience as training coordinator or training facilitator 
  • Very good planning and organising, as well as didactic skills
  • Experience with modern training methodologies as well as e-learning platforms
  • Experience in office software suites and setting up and design of web applications
  • Diploma in Training Management combined with Software Engineering or vice versa
  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have a professional background in Training Management and/or Software Engineering (or a related field) and have either:
    • Master's degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
    • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.

Additional Information

Job closing date: February 6 at 23:59 PM (midnight) CET.

Job reference: IT-GOV-INN-2023-144-GRAP

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-March-2024

This position requires:

  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 6194 and 6808 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on

We are on a Quest. A Journey into discovery like no other. Bring your expertise to our unique work and develop your knowledge and skills at pace. Join world-class subject matter experts on unique projects, in a Quest for greater knowledge and deeper understanding.

Begin your CERN Quest. Take Part!

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.


CERN profileAt CERN, physicists and engineers use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles – to probe the underlying structure of the universe.

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Geneva, Switzerland

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2500+ staff members; several hundred on graduate and student programmes

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Tel +41 22 76 63 786

Company info
+41 22 76 63 786
Esplanade des Particules 1
PO Box 1211
Geneva 23

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