Do you have proven skills and experience in practicing contract law? Are you keen to work in the Legal Service of one of the world's leading scientific Intergovernmental Organizations, drafting and negotiating high-tech and industrial procurement contracts? Come and join a unique environment whose core value is excellence, and whose defining characteristic is teamwork. CERN, take part!
Working under the responsibility of the Head of the Operational Law Section of the Legal Service and in close collaboration with the Legal Service team, you will provide legal support to the Organization in its procurement activities, involving daily interactions with internal and external parties of diverse professional and national backgrounds.
In particular, working with your colleagues in the Legal Service, in the Procurement and Industrial Services Group and in the relevant CERN Department(s), you will:
In addition to your core portfolio, you may be assigned work in other legal domains, such as scientific collaborations, intellectual property, and fundraising and outreach.
Master's degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of private law or a related field.
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.
This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 06.12.2020.
Contract type: Limited duration contract (5 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.
Job grade: 6-7
Job reference: DG-LS-OO-2020-132-LD
Benchmark Job Title: Legal Adviser
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.