Experienced Professionals

It’s the chance to focus on being the very best at what you do.

We’re not just world-famous for science. To conduct experiments of this scale and importance, we need the very best talent in every part of our organization. Which means, if you’re interested in joining our Technical or Support teams or if you’re an engineer or professional in any area from mechanics to accounting, this is more than an opportunity to develop your career: it’s an opportunity to develop knowledge and science on a global scale. In fact, it’s an opportunity like nowhere else on Earth.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN’s mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.
We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.

In addition to an exciting career opportunity, CERN offers a comprehensive benefits package like no other.  See here for details: Employment Conditions for Professionals

Candidates are required to apply online and fill the application form in for the corresponding vacancy (ies). Once their application has been submitted, they will receive an acknowledgement of receipt e-mail. Candidates must also upload their CV and Diplomas in order for their application to be considered.

For the ‘skills always in demand’, the application process is the same.

There are several steps involved in the recruitment process, schematised below (typical timelines). From the end of publication date, the process can take up to 8 weeks before an interview is held, and after interview, a further 2-3 weeks before a final decision is made.

Regarding applications to ‘skills always in demand’, these are posts open all year round for spontaneous applications by sector of activity. By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile.  However, it is not an application for a specific position, nor a guarantee that you will automatically be considered for posts suited to your profile. We therefore encourage you to file an application for specific job opportunities. Please ensure you update your profile with any relevant information regularly.

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