Early Career Professionals - University Graduates
We offer an opportunity to take part in the largest scientific experiment in the world. Unique early careers 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!
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.
- You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
- You have a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree with no more than 2 years of post-graduation professional experience.
(Note that you are expected to have obtained your qualification by the time you take up your appointment at CERN.)
- You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
- Applicants without University degrees are not eligible.
- You should have a working knowledge of English or French.
- Job closing date: October 2nd at 12:00 AM (midnight) CEST.
- Job reference: ECP-Bachelor/Master-2023/4.
- Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.
- Target start date: 01-01-2024.
- Documents required to complete your application:
- A CV;
- A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification.
What we offer
- A monthly stipend ranging between 5119 and 5631 Swiss Francs (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 contract.
- 30 days of paid leave per year.
- On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.
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. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.