Early Career Professionals - Support Services (Finance, HR, International Relations, Legal, etc.)

  • Full-time

Job Description

Your responsibilities

Join us in a place that can be hotter than the centre of the sun, and colder than the vacuum of space, at the very same time. This is the smartest way to learn more than you can imagine and see your work travel at the speed of light. Almost. This is the fastest way to give your career momentum. This is your 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. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a general secondary education diploma or an administrative diploma 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.)
    Candidates holding a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD are not eligible for this post and will not be considered.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • You should have a working knowledge of English or French.

Additional Information

  • Job closing date: 2 October 2023 at midnight (12:00 AM CEST).
  • Job reference: ECP-Admin-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 of 4556 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.

About us

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.

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