ERC funded Research Fellowship in Theoretical Physics

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    1 month ago
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Company Description

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

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

The Theoretical Physics Department at CERN (CERN-TH) will host two Research Fellowship appointments funded by ERC Grant JANUS, coordinated by the PI Pier Monni, for a duration of 3 years beginning on 1 October 2024 or earlier. The focus of the research is on collider phenomenology with emphasis on theoretical aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).

Successful applicants will conduct research work in collaboration with the Grant’s PI, with the other Staff members of the Standard Model & Collider Physics group at CERN-TH, Samuel Abreu, Alexander Huss, Michelangelo Mangano, as well as with the Research Fellows of the group (


Candidates are required to hold a PhD in theoretical physics by the time they take up their appointment at CERN. Moreover, an academic track record and research experience in collider physics is required.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract for 36 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 6,808 to 7,218 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.

Your future Life @CERN

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This is how you can apply:

You will need the following documents (in PDF format, as separate files) to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • Your most recent relevant qualification.
  • A statement of research interests highlighting your plans for the research fellowship.
  • 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 will 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. You can also upload these letters at the time of the application if you have them to hand.

Candidates who already applied for the Senior Research Fellowships will be automatically considered for these positions, so they do not need to re-apply. All applications should normally reach us no later than 1 December 2023 (at midnight) CET time.

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.

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