Applications are invited for CERN Junior Fellowship 2018 at Geneva Switzerland. This CERN Fellowship Programme is aimed at graduates from universities or higher technical institutes in a wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering with limited or no work experience, looking to work in a research group.

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. 

CERN Junior Fellowship Details:

Host Country:
  • Switzerland
Host Organisation:
  • CERN
Fellowship Location:
  • Geneva
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Fellowship Duration:
  • An employment contract for between 6 months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
Fellowship Benefits:
  • 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.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State (https://home.cern/about/member-states).
  • 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.
  • Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.
Eligible Countries: 
  • United Kingdom
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Spain
  • Slovak Republic
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Pakistan
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • India
  • Hungry
  • Greece
  • Germany
  • France
  • Finland
  • Denmark
  • Czech Republic
  • Bulgaria
  • Belgium
  • Australia
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How to Apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification.
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (not older than a year at the time of the deadline for applications) giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements.
    • You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

Note: Please make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application further.

Application Deadline:
  • The application deadline for CERN Junior Fellowship is 3rd September, 2018

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