Senior Fellowship: Medical Applications Officer

  • Meyrin, Switzerland
  • Full-time

Company Description

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

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

CERN’s Knowledge Transfer (KT) Group is in charge of identifying and realising opportunities for CERN's know-how to be applied in fields other than particle physics, in order to maximize the impact of CERN technologies and expertise on society (in particular industry). Healthcare is an application domain in which CERN has a long and successful track record, and represents one of the most relevant knowledge transfer opportunities in terms of potential impact on society.

You will join the Medical Applications (MA) Strategy Support team of the KT Group, where you will:

  • Take responsibility for the dissemination of a number of CERN technologies toward healthcare and MedTech by liaising with CERN scientists and inventors to understand the technology and its potential, proposing the most appropriate dissemination strategy, promoting the technology to external partners;
  • Provide support for setting up R&D projects, including costing and Intellectual Property management;
  • Provide support to manage CERN’s budget for Medical Applications, collect and keep updated the necessary information to track the progress and impact of projects supported by this budget;
  • Directly follow-up the progress of a number of medical applications-related projects by liaising with the technical project leaders;
  • Act as Scientific Secretary of the CERN Medical Applications Project Forum, which gathers CERN experts working on medical applications of CERN technologies.


Eligibility criteria

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a PhD, or at least 4 years’ relevant experience since the completion of your MSc (or the equivalent diploma which gives access to doctoral programmes in the field of engineering, computer science, or physics related to particle accelerators or detectors or other related field, and a maximum limit of 10 years’ experience after completion of your MSc degree.

Essential skills and experience

  • Knowledge and experience of at least one technical field related to CERN hardware and/or software technologies and know-how;
  • Ability to grasp the essential information about complex technologies and to understand their applicability to fields outside particle physics, better yet if in the medical domain;
  • Ability to follow complex projects with many stakeholders internally and externally;
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, in particular MS Excel;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

Desired skills and experience

  • Good level of French;
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields would be an asset: innovation management, knowledge and technology promotion, management of Intellectual Property in the framework of licensing activities and collaborative R&D, software licensing;
  • Experience with managing administrative and financial follow-up of projects would be an asset;
  • Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. 

In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 7,201 to 8,178 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: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

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This is how you can apply

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification.

We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially.

All applications should reach us no later than 29 September 2021.

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