At CERN, the European Organisation 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 Organisation.
Welcome to the Senior Fellowship Programme
This Programme is aimed at graduates from universities or higher technical institutes in a wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering with between 4 and 10 years’ experience. Senior Fellowships are intended for MSc or PhD graduates looking to work in a research group.
Candidates holding a PhD (or about to hold one) whose specific field of interest is experimental or theoretical physics must apply for the Senior research fellowship.
Please remember that you are applying for a programme and not a specific job. In order to help us offer you an interesting work project, for those of you outside of the particle physics field, 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.
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:
CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:
You will need the following documents (in PDF format) to complete your application:
Important note: UK membership of CERN is not connected to UK membership of the EU, and is unaffected by Brexit.
COVID-19 update - As it stands, all of our programmes will be going ahead for 2020 and we are continuing to recruit for our 2021 intake of graduates.