CERN Fellowship Programmes (2018 intake)
Deadline: 5 March 2018.
Have you recently graduated from university or an advanced technical institute? Are you interested in working for one or two years in an international environment at the forefront of research? In which case, you may be interested in CERN's Fellowship Programme. Within the Fellowship Programme, CERN has integrated a Graduate Engineering Training (GET) scheme for engineering graduates who are looking for professional experience in a wide range of engineering and technical fields. Candidates should apply through the standard Fellowship programme and will be automatically considered by a panel of CERN experts for a position within the scheme.
The Fellowship Programme awards approximately 220 Fellowships per year. Around 60 positions are in particle physics research (experimental or theoretical physics) under a Senior Fellowship and the remainder are for advanced development work and related research in a broad range of applied science, computing and engineering either under a Junior or a Senior Fellowship depending on the qualifications and experience of the individual.
Fellowships are intended for recent graduates from university or higher technical institutes, or university postgraduates who want to work in a research group. Research fellows in experimental or theoretical physics normally have terminated their studies for a doctorate (PhD or equivalent) while Fellowships in applied science, computing and engineering are open to recent graduates at Bachelor level and above. Fellowships are normally granted for two years initially, while extensions for part or all of a third year are granted only in exceptional circumstances.
There are two levels of Fellowship within the programme:
- The Senior Fellowship Programme, addressed to people with a Ph.D. or at least four years of experience after the MSc diploma (or equivalent diploma which has given access to doctoral programmes). In both cases, there is a maximum limit of ten years of experience after the MSc diploma.
- The Junior Fellowship Programme, for holders of at least a Technical Engineer degree (or equivalent) and at most a MSc degree (or equivalent) with not more than 4 years of experience. Please note that the Junior Fellowship programme is only open to nationals of CERN Member States.
- You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate State. However, a limited number of positions are also available to candidates from Non-Member States with a Senior profile. (Note: Colombia is a Non-Member State of CERN). Non-Member State candidates seeking a postdoc in Theoretical Physics should apply here.
- Candidates in Theoretical Physics should only apply for the November committee (next deadline: 15 October 2018)
- If you are applying in experimental or theoretical physics, you have a PhD (or are about to finish your thesis).
- If you are applying in applied science, computing or engineering, you hold a university degree (BSc level or above) or a technical engineer qualification (or are about to graduate).
- Candidates with an MSc or higher diploma should have no more than 10 years relevant experience (after the MSc).
- Candidates with only a BSc or technical engineer diploma should have no more than 4 years relevant experience after the diploma.
- Candidates who are currently preparing a diploma are eligible to apply. However, they are expected to have obtained their qualification by the time they take up their appointment at CERN.
Next deadline: 5 March 2018, 23:59 Central European Time (17:59 Colombian time)
[Boletín UN Investiga 377, 1 de febrero de 2018]