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. Find out more on home.cern/
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.
Welcome to the Research Fellowship : Experimental Physics.
The Research Fellowship Programme is aimed at PhD holders in the fields of experimental physics which have up to 6 years’ experience after obtaining their PhD degree. Research Fellowships are intended for PhD graduates looking to work in a research group.
Please remember that you are applying for a programme and not for a specific job. If selected, you will have a free choice of research group. You may express your motivation for applying during the interactive online application process, and/or attach a separate motivation letter. As our online application system only allows for alphanumeric values, an attachment may provide you with a greater freedom of expression.
Candidates holding a PhD (or about to hold one), whose specific field of interest is solely theoretical physics or in the fields of applied science and engineering, should consider to apply for the ‘Research Fellowship: Applied Physics and Engineering’ or ‘Research Fellowship: Theoretical Physics’, respectively.
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:
Your future Life @CERN
This is how you can apply:
You will need the following documents (in PDF format, as separate files) to complete your application:
When filling in the online application form, you will also be asked to specify:
All applications should normally reach us no later than 3 September 2023 at 12:00 AM (midnight) CET.
The results will be approved at the selection committee meeting of 21 November 2023, and candidates will be notified shortly after. It is expected that selected candidates start their contract within about six months following the notification.
Please note that all the documents you upload will remain attached to your Smartrecruiters profile. You do not need to upload them again for other applications you might submit.