CERN the coolest place in the Universe!
The European Organization for Nuclear Research - CERN, founded in 1954 in Geneva, is the world's most advanced fundamental research institute for particle physics. Over the last 50 years, it has become a prime example of international collaboration with currently 20 European Member States.
CERN is an intergovernmental organization, with part of its site also on French soil. It currently has around 2500 staff members. CERN’s facilities are used by some 8000 scientists from nearly 940 institutes in 87 different countries.
Opportunities in physics, engineering and computing
Working at CERN is a rewarding experience, not only because CERN is at the forefront of technologies in many fields but also because of the opportunities to meet a lot of different people, and to work alongside great scientists from all over the world - it’s an excellent platform for launching your professional networks!
Surprisingly, only 2.5% of staff at CERN are research physicists; 33% are engineers and applied physicists, and 33% are technicians and technical engineers. With an annual budget of about 1000 million Swiss Francs and some 2400 highly qualified staff, CERN has a wide variety of employment opportunities, ranging through all project phases - R&D, design, production, operation and maintenance. Due to the scientific and technical nature of the Organization, most vacancies are at the forefront of technical development in various fields.
Access to on-the-job training and to CERN’s on-site training programmes including technical, management, communication and language courses.
CERN also organizes schools (accelerators, computing, physics) in various locations in the Member States as well as many on-site seminars related to CERN’s activities.
Training at CERN is constantly evolving and the training programmes evolve as a function of the training needs.
Our understanding of the Universe is about to change...
We work on several projects and particularly the most famous one, the LHC.
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a gigantic scientific instrument near Geneva, spanning the border about 100 metres underground between Switzerland and France. In a tunnel of 27 km circumference, beams of particles collide at a speed close to the speed of light. By studying these collisions at higher energies than ever before, physicists working with the LHC will make further progress in understanding the mysteries of how our universe is made and how it came to be. It will revolutionise our understanding, from the minuscule world deep within atoms to the vastness of the Universe.
Online applications only at www.cern.ch/jobs.