Job Title: Doctoral Student Programme
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date: 19 October 2020
Salary: 3, 719 Swiss Francs per year
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Yes, You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
This is a chance to work on your thesis while spending up to 36 months at the forefront of science. Whether you’ve already chosen a subject or are still making your decision, if your specialism is Applied Physics, Engineering or Computing, this is an invitation to further your knowledge in a truly unique organisation. In fact, it’s an invitation to get involved in world-famous experiments of unprecedented scale and scope. An invitation to join an environment like nowhere else on Earth.
Note: students specialising in theoretical or experimental particle physics are not eligible to apply for this programme.
Role and Responsibilities
You will have the opportunity to work in a diversity of fields at the cutting edge of technology: applied physics, IT, mathematics, electricity, electronics, mechanical or civil engineering, instrumentation for accelerators and particle physics experiments, materials science, radiation protection, safety and environmental protection, science communication, surveying, ultra-high vacuum are but a few of the examples of the many domains in which successful applicants will learn and contribute their knowledge.
The following link provides few examples of doctoral student projects currently available (http://careers.cern/doct-projects). If any of these are of specific interest for you, please mention when completing your application on the "note to hiring manager" text field. Please note this is not mandatory nor a guarantee that these projects will be the ones for which you are selected: you may be selected on another project that matches your profile.
Experience, Skills and 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 started or are about to start a doctoral programme in a university.
Your work envisaged at CERN is all or part of the thesis work required to obtain your PhD. The award of the degree remains the responsibility of your university. Academic arrangements will be discussed between your university thesis supervisor and your CERN supervisor.
You have a good knowledge of English OR French.
Apply on site. You will need the following documents, clearly labelled (e.g. “CV”, “Motivation letter”, “Academic transcript”, etc.) and in PDF format to complete your application:
A copy of your most recent academic transcript giving an overview of your marks (if you download it from your university portal please make sure there is no protection so that we can open it).
A reference letter from your University Professor is mandatory. Should you have one from a previous internship you may add this as a second reference.
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