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At CERN, we employ staff at all levels, from apprenticeship up to PhDs, and this in a wide variety of disciplines. Opportunities are open in diverse fields. Take part ! :

Physics

Take part in … basic research in the field of experimental and theoretical particle physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature. The instruments used at CERN are particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.

Computing

Take part in … providing computing services for all aspects of the laboratory’s activities. These require a wide range of technologies and competencies including the provision of computing facilities, local and wide area networking, platforms for computing environments, software development, databases, data storage and archival, physics large scale computing, desktop environments, telecom , audio visual support for conferences and a wide range of system integration and management tasks.

Electronics

Take part in … the design and maintenance of electronics systems, at the heart of our activities : playing a mission critical role in our particle accelerators (power conversion, magnet controls and protection, radio frequency, beam analysis and control, real-time controls), high energy physics experiments (detector instrumentation, data acquisition and filtering, trigger, data storage), power generation and distribution or access and safety infrastructures. From the system conception and specifications, to the design, simulation, prototyping and testing, to, finally, the mass production, installation and full system commissioning.

Mechanics

Take part in … providing specific engineering solutions combining mechanical design, production facilities and material sciences to the CERN community. This involves a large spectrum of highly specialized activities like : mechanical calculations, metallurgical analysis, destructive and non-destructive material testing, micrometric 3D metrology, mechanical dynamic and static measurements, precision CNC machining, all welding and vacuum brazing techniques and sheet metal forming.

Electromechanics

Take part in … providing services for the layout, industrialization and production of electronics modules, based either on industrial standards or fine pitch detector specific technologies and ensure availability of expertise for application specific designs requiring R&D in the domains where CERN is at the forefront.

Material Science and surface engineering

Take part in…. metallurgic analysis, destructive and non-destructive material testing, mechanical dynamic and static measurements, to prototyping and feasibility developments and applied superconductivity research. At CERN, the importance of materials cannot be underestimated. As the world’s single largest consumer of superconducting magnets, with unrivalled knowhow in the mechanical construction of beam accelerators and physics detectors, the laboratory provides a unique setting to perform materials science.

Electricity

Take part in … Managing CERN’s electrical distribution network from 400kV to 400/230V: operate, maintain, extend and renovate the network, analyse and make projections for CERN electrical energy consumption and manage relations with the energy suppliers; provide all cable installations for accelerators and experiments. This includes a great variety of HT and LV cables distributed over the entire CERN site and LHC ring, including fiber optics installation.

Controls and Data Acquisition

Take part in ... developing solutions and providing support in the domain of large- and medium- scale industrial control systems, as well as laboratory control systems and promoting their use. This support covers the experiments, the technical infrastructure systems as well as the accelerator systems.

Health, Safety and Environment

Take part in … assisting the Organization in defining and monitoring the implementation of its Safety Policy through advice and relevant expert support on safety risk assessment, risk reduction and risk control, granting Safety clearance on behalf of the Director-General for special equipment, installations, experiments and projects with major Safety implications, training, information and awareness-raising in Safety matters and assistance in the implementation of CERN’s regulatory framework in matters of Safety.

Administrative Support

Finance, Procurement and Logistics, Human Resources, Legal Services, Minute-writing and translation, Scientific information and document management, Audit, Communication

Take part in … providing the internal and external users with timely, accurate and relevant information and ensuring that the necessary financial control is adhered to in order to safeguard the assets of the Organization; procure all supplies and services for CERN, meeting the specified and contractual technical, delivery and performance requirements at the lowest possible overall cost, while achieving balanced industrial return for the CERN Member States and respecting the CERN Procurement Rules.

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