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.
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.
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
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