CERN Early Career Pro­fes­sio­nals Programme for Bachelor/Master Graduates as well as in the Technical and Ad­mi­ni­stra­ti­ve Field

Company description

At CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are researching the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the largest and most complex scientific instruments in the world, they analyse the basic components of matter - elementary particles that collide at almost the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues as to how particles interact and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

Job description

We at CERN need more than just physicists! The CERN Early Career Professionals programme is currently open for applications again and if you already have a Bachelor's or Master's degree (or until summer 2024) or a qualification in a technical or administrative field and a maximum of 2 years of work experience after graduation, this could be the ideal opportunity to kick-start your career and work at the forefront of research and technology. We are looking for talents from a wide range of disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Software Engineering, Data Science, Administration, Communications and more.

You can find all currently advertised projects under the link provided or on the CERN careers website under ''Our Opportunities - Entry-Levels'' or by tiping in the keyword ORIGIN/Early Career Professionals.

The links will then take you directly to the individual job adverts including application links.
If none of the projects listed match your interests, you can also submit a spontaneous application. Your profile can then be considered for unpublished projects or additional requirements. You can also access the respective job adverts via the link provided. Please note that you can apply to as many jobs as you wish.

The application deadline for all jobs is 14 April 2024 (23:59 CEST). A final selection committee will take place at the end of May and you will find the target start dates in the job advertisements for the individual jobs.

Application documents to be submitted:

  • CV
  • Copy of your last relevant degree/certificate

We would be very pleased to receive your application.
Best regards from the CERN Talent Acquisition Team in Switzerland.

Required profile

You are a national of a CERN Member State or an Associated Member State (Member States | CERN (, have completed or are about to complete a university degree (Bachelor or Master level) or a degree in a technical or administrative field and have no more than 2 years of relevant experience after your graduation and before the date of selection (around the beginning of March). Please note that PhDs are not eligible for this programme. You should also have a good command of English or French.

What we offer

  • An employment contract of 24 months with a possible extension of up to 36 months;
  • A monthly stipend of between 5119 and 5631 Swiss francs per month (tax-free);
  • Learning on the job as part of an international and multidisciplinary team;
  • In-house language courses for English and/or French; Comprehensive health insurance (for yourself, your spouse and children) and membership in the CERN pension fund;
  • Depending on your individual situation: installation allowance, family, child and infant allowances; payment of travelling expenses at the beginning and end of your employment;
  • 30 days paid holiday per year plus 2 weeks at the end of the year when CERN is closed.
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21. marts 2024
14. april 2024