Graduate Programme

Junior Fellowship Programme

About CERN

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.

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

Job description

Welcome to the Junior Fellowship Programme!

This Programme is aimed at graduates from universities or higher technical institutes, from a wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering disciplines and with limited or no work experience, looking to work in a research group.

Please note that you are applying for a programme and not a specific job. In order to help us offer you an interesting work project, we recommend that you let us know how your research interests and skills relate to CERN’s diverse activities. You can include this during the online application process form or in a separate motivation letter.

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Qualifications

In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (BSc or MSc level) and have no more than 4 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your degree. Kindly note that prior experience will not be taken into consideration.

Benefits

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 6 months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 5,185 to 6,438 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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Opportunity Overview

  • March 4th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Geneva, Switzerland
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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