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About CERN

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists, engineers and technicians are working side by side to probe the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 23 member states.

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What is CERN?

What is the nature of our universe? What is it made of? These are the questions we are striving to find answers to at CERN. CERN provides a unique range of particle accelerator facilities that enable research at the forefront of human knowledge, to perform world-class research in fundamental physics, and most of all to unite people from all over the world to push the frontiers of science and technology, for the benefit of all. Beyond science, we also aim to be a politically neutral voice for science, advocating investment in fundamental research and evidence-based policy; to build further links with industry in terms of the transfer of knowledge from CERN to industry; to train a new generation of scientists and engineers; and to inspire and nurture scientific awareness in all citizens.

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Working at CERN

Imagine taking part in the largest scientific experiment in the world. People often associate CERN with physics alone, however to perform physics research on this scale requires the engineers, technicians and support staff to design, build, operate and maintain the huge and complex accelerator, detector and related infrastructures. This means we are looking to hire people like you, across all disciplines ranging from electronics and electrical engineering to radiofrequency, vacuum, civil engineering, mechanics, material science, controls and data acquisition and more; we even hire firefighters. And to top it all, CERN is the birthplace of the World Wide Web and today, a hub for large scale and distributed computing, so if this is your field, you’ll find your place at CERN. 

So look no further: if you're a student, a graduate, just starting your career or an experienced professional, whatever your field of expertise, CERN could be your next opportunity! 

Even after 15 years, coming to CERN as a technical Student still remains the best decision of my life. Every day is filled with challenging problems, wonderful people and unsolved mysteries while working on tomorrow’s solutions.

Odd Øyvind Andreassen, Section Leader, BE-CEM-MTA
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Worksite Supervisor (Mechanical and Scaffolding) (BE-EA-AS-2021-60-LD)

Job description Are you passionate about technical work and interested in joining the operational activities of our mechanical and scaffolding services for the experiments and experimental areas? Do you have solid experience being involved in servic...

Søknadsfrist: 14. juli, 2021

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Process Operator in Cryogenics (TE-CRG-OP-2021-65-LD)

Job description Come and join the team of operators of the LHC cryogenic facilities, a unique opportunity to work on machines that constitute nearly half the world's stock of large helium liquefiers. It is challenging and exciting place to work. Tak...

Søknadsfrist: 15. juli, 2021

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The benefits of working at CERN

In addition to an exciting career opportunity, CERN offers a comprehensive benefits package like no other: six weeks’ holidays plus a two-week break at the end of the year, access to onsite facilities such as a Kindergarten, bank, post office, travel agency, restaurants – it’s real campus-living. People here enjoy a truly cosmopolitan life, in the heart of Europe. The environment offers a myriad of leisure activities, with a wide variety of clubs you can join spanning sports, music, culture, arts and more. There are so many reasons that working at CERN is truly rewarding: it’s not just the work and atmosphere that makes people enjoy their jobs, it’s the tangible elements that they receive too. Find out more on: 

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Technical Student opportunities at CERN

One of CERN’s key missions is education. Our professionals very much enjoy sharing their knowledge and expertise with students who are committed and passionate about their chosen field. CERN offers a wide choice of opportunities for students with the Summer, Technical, Doctoral and Administrative student programmes, and for graduates in engineering, research and technical disciplines through the prestigious CERN Fellowship Programme and the Technician Training Experience.  Find out more about the Organization, the workplace, the opportunities and more on our careers website: https://careers.cern/.

It truly is a place like nowhere else on earth.

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Diversity and inclusion

Diversity, or the bringing together of people from different countries and cultures to work on a common goal, has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation. It is a key value for CERN and the Diversity and inclusion programme works on many fronts to ensure we all enjoy a unique experience, working together, side by side in a multicultural, multidisciplinary work environment, without political or religious barriers. Most recently, the 25 by '25 strategy has been launched: a long-term commitment to boosting diversity within the Staff and Graduate population, in two dimensions in which CERN reports on: gender and nationality. 

And CERN’s reach is vast: the transfer of CERN technologies and expertise to society is an integral part of CERN’s activities, providing novel solutions in many fields. Find out more about Knowledge Transfer at CERN. The CERN & Society Foundation has as its mission is to support and promote the mission of CERN and disseminate its benefits to the wider public. It operates nationally and internationally across three main areas: Education & Outreach, Innovation & Knowledge Exchange, and Culture & Creativity. 

So many exciting reasons to take part… don’t hesitate and apply now! 

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Computing Fellowship: Developer for the FCC computing environment

Job description The first stage of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) project envisages e+e- collision at unprecedented luminosities at centre-of-mass energies between the Z pole and the top pair production threshold. A Physics Performance study gro...

Søknadsfrist: 20. juli, 2021

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Computing Fellowship: Full-Stack Software Developer

As a Full-Stack Developer you will join a dynamic team with strong technical skills that sits at the intersection of modern software development, asset management, DevOps and machine learning. In this fast-paced environment you will help in supplyin...

Søknadsfrist: 20. juli, 2021

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Computing Fellowship: Software Engineer

We are part of CERN Scientific Information Service group, we provide access to scholarly information and enable openness, preservation, and discovery of research for CERN, the particle physics community, and beyond. You will be part of an agile team...

Søknadsfrist: 20. juli, 2021

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Computing Fellowship : Data and analysis infrastructure engineer for open science

Job description EOSC-FUTURE is a European funded project to integrate, consolidate, and connect e-infrastructures, research communities, and initiatives in Open Science. One of the CERN goals in the project is to integrate an ecosystem of tools and ...

Søknadsfrist: 20. juli, 2021

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Computing Fellowship: Software Engineer

CERN's Product Lifecycle Management systems (PLM) manages Computer-Aided Design (CAD) data and technical documentation for the entire Organization. We are now in a challenging project to replace the existing landscape of silo applications by a single...

Søknadsfrist: 20. juli, 2021

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Computing Fellowship: Data Engineer

Job description Within the fellowship programme, we are looking for a Data Engineer to join CERN. You will be part of one of the product development teams where you will collaborate with agile team members, share responsibilities, contribute to pai...

Søknadsfrist: 21. juli, 2021

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Computing Fellowship: Full-Stack Software Developer

Within the Fellowship programme, we are looking for a Software Engineer to join CERN. You will be part of one of the product development teams where you will collaborate with agile team members, share responsibilities, contribute to pair programming...

Søknadsfrist: 21. juli, 2021

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Senior Fellowship: Scrum Master

Job description As a Scrum Master you will be working with one or two teams in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment. You will act as a servant leader who enables teams to self-organize and self-manage, assisting the team in meeting their deli...

Søknadsfrist: 20. juli, 2021

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Electromechanical Technician for HL-LHC18kA-10V (TTE Programme)

Are you an enthusiastic electrical technician looking for a challenging professional experience to further your career?  If so, joining CERN’s TTE programme may very well give you that challenge.  The Electric Power Converter group in the System Depa...

Søknadsfrist: 23. juli, 2021

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Computing Fellowship: Computing Engineer

The Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) project is a global collaboration of around 170 computing centres in more than 40 countries, linking up national and international grid infrastructures. The WLCG Operations and Experiment Liaison team coordinat...

Søknadsfrist: 23. juli, 2021

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Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Technician (TTE Programme)

Job description The TTE programme is aimed at technicians who are looking for a challenging professional experience which furthers their career. The ABT group is in charge of the design, development, construction, installation, exploitation and mai...

Søknadsfrist: 02. juli, 2021

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CAD Technician (TTE Programme)

Job description The TTE programme is aimed at technicians who are looking for a challenging professional experience which furthers their career. The Kicker Design and Construction section (KDC) of the Accelerator Beam Transfer group (ABT) is respon...

Søknadsfrist: 02. juli, 2021

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Mechanical Technician for CMMS and Documentation Management (EN-CV-GEM-2021-29-LD)

The Engineering Department (EN) pushes forward the limits of technology to provide innovative research tools to the physics and engineering worldwide community. Within the cooling and ventilation (CV) group of the EN department, you will join the Met...

Søknadsfrist: 09. juli, 2021

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Technician Training Experience (TTE)

Welcome to the Technician Training Experience! The TTE programme is aimed at technicians who are looking for a challenging professional experience which furthers their career. You will have the opportunity to work in a diversity of fields at the cu...

Søknadsfrist: 01. juli, 2021

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Industrial Controls Computing Engineer (BE-ICS-CE-2021-57-LD)

Job description Would you like to design and develop industrial control systems for one of the world’s most complex technical instruments? We use an original approach based on industrial standards and the latest technologies. Be a part of something ...

Søknadsfrist: 30. juni, 2021

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Software Engineer (BE-ICS-FT-2021-56-LD)

Job description Are you passionate about software craftsmanship, do you love acquiring new skills, and exploring learning opportunities? Would you like to design and develop software for one of the world’s most complex technical instruments? We use ...

Søknadsfrist: 30. juni, 2021

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Geomatic Engineer (BE-GM-APC-2021-53-LD)

Job description Join CERN to work on software developments and data processing techniques for the alignment of particle accelerators and their experimental detectors! CERN. Take part! The Geodetic Metrology group within the Beams Department provides...

Søknadsfrist: 26. juni, 2021

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Internal Auditor (DG-IA-2021-6-LD)

Job description Are you a qualified internal auditor with several years of experience in internal/external auditing? The Internal Auditor’s position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a dynamic audit professional who seeks to build on t...

Søknadsfrist: 30. juni, 2021

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Electromechanical Technician (SY-BI-XEI-2021-54-LD)

Job description Are you a motivated technician in the field of electronics who is passionate about building, maintaining and testing the complex electronics required to operate accelerators at the high energy frontier? Take Part! You will join the ...

Søknadsfrist: 25. juni, 2021

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Data Engineer (PF-IN-QM-2021-46-LD)

Job description Are you a mathematically minded Data Engineer experienced in developing financial tools? Take responsibility for the development of an IT system that integrates different risk management, performance and asset allocation analytics mo...

Søknadsfrist: 25. juni, 2021

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