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.
Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.
Are you a mechanical technician looking for a challenging professional experience to further your career? If so, joining CERN’s TTE programme may very well give you that challenge.
The Experimental Areas Group in the Engineering Department is responsible for the beamline and management of CERN’s experimental areas, for which it also provides support in the activities of design, installation, commissioning and maintenance.
You will join a the The Advanced Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Experiment (AWAKE): the world’s first proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration experiment! As well as demonstrating how protons can be used to generate wakefields, it will also develop the necessary technologies for long-term, proton-driven plasma acceleration projects.
AWAKE explores the use of plasma to accelerate particles to high energies over short distances by means of a dedicated proton beam line and its associated experimental area of the CERN Super Proton Sychrotron complex. (Discover more on cern.ch/awake).
Following the ongoing successful first phase of the experiment, the AWAKE project has started a study for preparing for the second phase. In this context, you will join the AWAKE team in charge of “integration, installation and infrastructure”. After a period of familiarization, you will participate in activities for both phases, where the percentage spent on either can be adapted to your profile and aptitude:
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the following requirements:
Specific skills required for this job:
Relevant behavioural skills:
You will be able to:
CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:
Your future Life @CERN
This is how you can apply:
You will need the following documents (in PDF format) to complete your application:
Please note that the documents have to be named as shown in the parenthesis, or they won't be taken into account.
Make sure you have all the documents needed to hand as you start your application, as once it is submitted, you will not be able to upload any documents or edit your application further.
You may upload the reference letter yourself, whilst submitting your application, or through your referee via the link you will receive shortly after submitting your application.
All applications should normally reach us no later than 29.09.2020.
At an intergovernmental meeting of UNESCO in Paris in December 1951, the first resolution concerning the establishment of a European Council for Nuclear Research (in French Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) was adopted.Two months later, an agreement was signed establishing the provisional Council – the acronym CERN was born.Today, our understanding of matter goes much deeper than the nucleus, and CERN's main area of research is particle physics. Because of this, the laboratory operated by CERN is often referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.
Physicists and engineers at CERN use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles. Subatomic particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives us clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. We want to advance the boundaries of human knowledge by delving into the smallest building blocks of our universe.
The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 23 member states.