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Experimental Physicist (EP-DI-2024-2-LD)

Employer
CERN
Location
Geneva, Switzerland
Salary
competitive
Posting live until
8 Aug 2024

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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 http://home.cern.

Job Description

Introduction

Experimental Physicist

You will be part of the Experimental Physics (EP) Department, which carries out basic research. This Department aims at providing a stimulating scientific atmosphere and remains an important reference centre for the European physics community.

Functions

The selected candidate will play an important role in one or more projects of particle physics experiments at CERN, involving the conception and design of experiments, the development and operation of detectors and the analysis of data.

Qualifications

PhD in the field of physics, or a related field. 

Experience:

  • This vacancy notice is addressed to experimental physicists towards the beginning of their careers, but who have already demonstrated some years of post-doctoral experience in the field of particle physics;
  • Experience in data analysis, in the use of on-line or off-line software and competence in detector hardware.

Technical competencies:

  • Knowledge and application of electromagnetic radiation propagation and interaction with matter Physics analysis. Experimental particle physics;
  • Particle detectors and interaction of particles with matter.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Learning and sharing knowledge: keeping up-to-date with developments in own field of expertise and readily absorbing new information; thinking "out of the box" and proposing fresh ideas, insights and methodologies. Building relationships: relating well to all people regardless of category/level within the Organization; understanding how individual differences bring added value to the Organization; promoting complementarities;
  • Working in the Interest of the Organization: actively promoting safety and encouraging others to do the same; respecting safety rules and procedures; promoting synergy and cooperation between the various parts of the Organization.

Language skills:

Ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations in English. Ability to understand and speak French in professional contexts, or the willingness to acquire it.

Additional Information

Eligibility and closing date:

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 and Non-Member States. In case of equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to applicants from Member States and Associate Member States.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 01.09.2024 by 23:59 CEST.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work in Radiation Areas. Interventions in underground installations;
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

Additional Information

Documents that will be required for your application:

  • A Curriculum Vitae. A list of up to 10 most important publications indicating where you have been a principal contributor or a co-author, indicating your contribution for each in a couple of lines. A short (half page) description of your research interests.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters should be recent (not more than 1 year old). 

Please note:

  • You will only receive a link to request your three reference letters confidentially once you have fully submitted your application. Therefore we recommend that you allocate sufficient time to complete this step before the publication closing date. Our online application system only allows for alphanumeric values. If you submit an attachment that may provide you with a greater freedom of expression;
  • Should you have any difficulties in applying through our new system, please contact Virginie Galvin (Virginie.Galvin@cern.ch).

Job grade: 6-7

Job reference: EP-DI-2024-2-LD

Benchmark Job Title: Research Physicist

Company

CERN profileAt CERN, physicists and engineers use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles – to probe the underlying structure of the universe.

Working at CERN
CERN is a truly unique organization. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge. At CERN, students, recent graduates and experienced professionals work together to push for immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and advancing the boundaries of human knowledge.

People are free to work creatively and to trust in, and rely on, their colleagues across the organization. History is being made at CERN – and the excitement is tangible, inspiring, overwhelming at times. It is the only place in the world that you can do this work in this way.

Why work for us
Today, CERN employs more than 2500 people, and if you visit us you will find more than 2500 different reasons why CERN is such a great place to work. Six key reasons that we believe will make you love working here are: challenge; purpose; imagination; integrity; collaboration; and quality of life.

Student and graduate schemes
CERN technical and administrative internships and graduate schemes offer international students and recent graduates the opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers on cutting-edge research in particle physics, computational science, life sciences, engineering, international relations, and more. Whichever route you take, it will be an extraordinary experience.

What we are looking for
To conduct experiments of this scale and importance, CERN needs people from various career levels and with a wide range of abilities, skills and competencies. We have job opportunities for students, graduates and experienced professionals, from apprenticeships to PhDs (and beyond). Whatever your background, field of interest or diploma level, CERN could be the place for you.


Location
Geneva, Switzerland

Number of employees
2500+ staff members; several hundred on graduate and student programmes

Positions recently recruited for
Computing engineer, radiofrequency engineer, process operator in cryogenics, web developer, mechanical engineer, administrative assistant, system administrator, power electronics engineer, scientific writer, applied physicist and many more

Desired degree disciplines/class
From apprenticeship to PhD in a wide variety of domains

How to apply
Apply online at careers.cern

Closing date
All year round

Contact
Tel +41 22 76 63 786
E-mail recruitment.service@cern.ch
careers.cern

Company info
Website
Telephone
+41 22 76 63 786
Location
Esplanade des Particules 1
PO Box 1211
Geneva 23
CH

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