Early Career Professionals - University Graduates
- Geneva, Switzerland
- Closing date
- 3 Apr 2023
- Quantum science & technology
- Job type
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.
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.
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What to expect from the Origin programme?
We offer an opportunity to take part in the largest scientific experiment in the world. Unique early career programmes in a multicultural, multidisciplinary environment. It is an effort to uncover what the universe is made of and understand how it works. A path to develop the next generation of scientific, technical and administrative experts. Origin. Where your career begins. Take part!
The Origin Programme is aimed at graduates from universities or higher technical institutes in a wide range of applied sciences, computing, engineering and administration with limited or no work experience, looking to work in a multidisciplinary environment.
All projects that are currently available can be found here.
If any of these projects are of specific interest for you, please mention the code when completing your application. Please note this is not mandatory nor a guarantee that these projects will be the ones for which you are selected: you may be selected on another project that matches your profile.
Who are we looking for?
- You are a national of a CERN Member State or Associate Member State;
- You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (Bachelor or Master level) and have no more than 2 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your degree and before the moment you are selected. If you have not yet obtained your degree, it should be completed within 6 months after the deadline of the publication of this position. In any event, you should have obtained your degree by the time you take up your appointment at CERN. Kindly note that prior experience will not be taken into consideration;
- Candidates holding a PhD are not eligible for this programme.
- You should have a working knowledge of English or French.
What we offer?
- An employment contract of 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months;
- On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French;
- A monthly stipend ranging between 5000 and 5500 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 appointment;
- 30 days of paid leave per year.
How to Apply:
You will need the following documents to complete your application:
- A CV;
- A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification.
The earliest expected start date for selected candidates is July 2023.
Ready to take part? Then please submit your application by 3 April 2023 at midnight (12.00 AM CEST).
At 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. At CERN, students, recent graduates and experienced professionals work together to push for immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and advancing the boundaries of human knowledge.
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.
Student and graduate schemes
CERN technical and administrative internships and graduate schemes offer international students and recent graduates the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research in particle physics, computational science, life sciences, engineering, international relations, and more. Whichever route you take, it will be an extraordinary experience.
What we are looking for
To conduct experiments of this scale and importance, CERN needs people from various career levels and with a wide range of abilities, skills and competencies. We have job opportunities for students, graduates and experienced professionals, from apprenticeships to PhDs (and beyond). Whatever your background, field of interest or diploma level, CERN could be the place for you.
Number of employees
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
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