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Experimental Physicist (EP-DI-2021-21-LD)

Employer
CERN
Location
Switzerland
Salary
Unspecified
Closing date
30 Aug 2021
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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 http://home.cern.

Job description

Introduction

You will be part of the Experimental Physics (EP) Department, which carries out basic research. This Department aims at providing a stimulating scientific atmosphere and remains an important reference centre for the European physics community.

Functions

The selected candidate will play an important role in one or more projects of particle physics experiments at CERN, involving the conception and design of experiments, the development and operation of detectors and the analysis of data.

Qualifications

PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of PhD in the field of physics, or equivalent. or a related field.

Experience

  • Demonstrated post-doctoral experience in the field of particle physics.
  • Experience in data analysis, in the use of on-line or off-line software and competence in detector hardware.

Technical competencies

  • Knowledge and application of electromagnetic radiation propagation and interaction with matter.
  • Physics analysis.
  • Experimental particle physics.
  • Particle detectors and interaction of particles with matter.

Behavioural competencies

  • Learning and sharing knowledge: keeping up-to-date with developments in own field of expertise and readily absorbing new information; hinking "out of the box" and proposing fresh ideas, insights and methodologies.
  • Building relationships: relating well to all people regardless of category/level within the Organization; understanding how individual differences bring added value to the Organization; promoting complementarities.
  • Working in the interest of the Organization: actively promoting safety and encouraging others to do the same; respecting safety rules and procedures Promoting synergy and cooperation between the various parts of the Organization.

Language skills

  • Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in English.
  • Ability to understand and speak French in professional contexts, or the willingness to acquire it.

Additional information

Eligibility and closing date

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. We welcome applications from all Member States, Associate Member States and Non-Member States. In case of equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to applicants from Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 30.08.2021 at 12:00 CET (midday).

Employment conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Additional information

Documents that will be required for your application:

  • A Curriculum Vitae.
  • A list of up to 10 most important publications indicating where you have been a principal contributor or a co-author, indicating your contribution for each in a couple of lines.
  • A short (half page) description of your research interests.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters should be recent (not more than 1 year old). 

Please note:

  • You will only receive a link to request your three reference letters confidentially once you have fully submitted your application. Therefore we recommend that you allocate sufficient time to complete this step before the publication closing date.
  • Our online application system only allows for alphanumeric values. If you submit an attachment that may provide you with a greater freedom of expression. 
  • Should you have any difficulties in applying through our new system, please contact Virginie Galvin (Virginie.Galvin@cern.ch).

Job grade: 6–7
Job reference: EP-DI-2021-21-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Research Physicist

Company

CERN profile imageAt 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.

Working at CERN
CERN is a truly unique organization. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge.

People at CERN are part of immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and pushing the boundaries of understanding. Experts from every field come here to share in this ambition, and the nature of this collaborative, international community creates a genuine atmosphere of trust. People are free to work creatively and to trust in, and rely on, their colleagues across the organization.

History is being made at CERN – and the excitement is tangible, inspiring, overwhelming at times. It is the only place in the world that you can do this work in this way.

Why work for us
Today, CERN employs more than 2500 people, and if you visit us you will find more than 2500 different reasons why CERN is such a great place to work. Six key reasons that we believe will make you love working here are: challenge; purpose; imagination; integrity; collaboration; and quality of life.

What we are looking for
To conduct experiments of this scale and importance, CERN needs the very best talent in every part of our organization. If you’re interested in joining our technical or support teams, or if you’re an engineer or professional in any area from mechanics to accounting, this is more than an opportunity to develop your career. It’s an opportunity to develop knowledge and science on a global scale. In fact, it’s an opportunity like nowhere else on Earth.

Training and development
One of the four pillars of CERN’s mission is education: training the scientists of tomorrow. CERN offers various student and graduate programmes for all disciplines, ranging from engineering to administration, and operates a dedicated training programme for all staff joining the organization to ensure continued learning and development.

Student and graduate schemes
CERN offers summer student, technical student and administrative student opportunities, as well as fellowships and the Technician Training Experience.

The aim of these programmes is to provide a fantastic, enriching springboard for career development in CERN’s unique environment.


Location
Geneva, Switzerland

Number of employees
c.2500 staff members; several hundred on graduate and student programmes

Positions recently recruited for
Computing engineer, radiofrequency engineer, process operator in cryogenics, web developer, mechanical engineer, administrative assistant, system administrator, power electronics engineer, scientific writer, applied physicist and many more!

Desired degree disciplines/class
From apprenticeship to PhD in a wide variety of domains

How to apply
Apply online at careers.cern

Closing date
All year round

Contact
Tel +41 22 76 63 786
E-mail recruitment.service@cern.ch
careers.cern

Find Us
Website
Telephone
+41 22 76 63 786
Location
Esplanade des Particules 1
PO Box 1211
Geneva 23
Switzerland
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