Deadline: 1/09/21

Apply for the CERN Junior Fellowship Programme (CERN JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME 2021 GENEVA)

Deadline: 1/09/21

Company Desciption

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are examining the fundamental structure of the universe.They study the basic constituents of matter-fundamental particles that are made to collide together at almost to the speed of light using the world’s largest and most complex scientific tools. The exercise gives physicists clues about how particles interrelate, and gives insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Discover more on

Diversity has been an essential part of CERN’s mission since its footing and is an established value of the Organisation.

Job Explanation

Welcome to the Junior Fellowship Programme

This Programme aims at graduates from universities or higher technical institutes in a wide range of applied sciences, computing and engineering with restricted or no work experience, looking to work in a research group.

Note please that you are applying for a programme and not a particular job. We suggest that you research interests and skills relate to CERN’s various activities in order to help us give you a fascinating work project. You can add this during the online application process form or in a separate motivation letter.

Candidates holding a PhD are not qualified for this programme and should apply for the Senior Applied fellowship :

Additionally, candidates holding a PhD whose particular field of interest is experimental or theoritical physics must apply for the Senior research fellowship :


You will be required to meet the needs below so as to qualify for a place on the programme:

You have graduated or you are almost graduating (within 6 months from the date of the committe), with a university degree (BSc or MSc level) and have 4 years at most experience after acquiring your degree.

You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate State (

Please note that experience prior to the latest acquired degree will not be taken into account for the computation of your general years of experience.

Please note that CERN Staff members are not qualified to apply for a Fellowship.

Additional Details

CERN would very much like to benefit from your passion, skills and dedication. In return, CERN will give you:

Coverage by CERN’s Comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.

A stipend ranging from 5,305 to 6,586 Swiss Francs each month (net of tax)

2.5 days of paid leave each month

An employment contract for between 6 months at least up to 36 months at most.

Depending on your individual conditions: an installation grant, child, family and infant allowances as well as travel charges to and from Geneva.


Your future Life @CERN

Get a peek of what it feels like working at CERN: and

You will need the documents below (in PDF format) so as to finish your application:

Please note that the documents won’t be taken into account unless named as shown in the parenthesis.

3 recent letters of recommendation (not exceeding a year at the time of the deadline for applications), giving an outline of your professional and academic achievements. (Ref 1, 2, 3)

A Curriculum Vitae (Resume)

Your latest relevant qualification. ( Degree)

You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them at hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have given in your application to send on to your referees to upload their letters privately. Please note this has to be done before the date of closure.

All applications should normally get to us before 1/09/21 at noon (12.00 PM CEST)

Click here to read more about the CERN Junior Fellowship Programme






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