Theoretical Physics Postdoctoral Fellowship for International Students in Switzerland, 2018

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­CERN is offering Non-Member State Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme to study in Switzerland. They are granted for two years and can exceptionally be extended to the third year.

CERN’s people are driven by a shared goal, a single purpose. They want to achieve the impossible, to do what’s never been done before. Everyone here strives to be the best they can be, true specialists and industry “firsts” are created regularly – not just in the world of physics.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in Theoretical Physics.
  • Scholarship Award:
    Financial conditions: Fellows salaries are calculated individually – salaries are competitive and tax-free.
    Leave: Fellows are entitled to 2.5 days paid leave per month.
    Insurance: Fellows are covered by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme for themselves and their dependents.
    Travel expenses: Fellows are entitled to travel expenses for themselves and their family (unless stipulated otherwise in their contract).
    Fellows may be entitled to an installation grant, family allowance and child allowance. We also offer help with finding suitable accommodation via the Housing Service.
  • Number of Scholarships: Two scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Fellowship is available to the students who are not the nationals of a CERN Member State.

Entrance Requirements:

  • You should not be a national of a CERN Member State. Nationals from the CERN Member States (irrespective of their current place of study and/or residence) should apply to the ‘standard’ Fellowship Programme(link is external).
  • You have a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (or are about to finish your thesis) and are looking for a postdoctoral position.
  • You have a maximum of 10 years of research experience after the degree which gives access to doctoral programmes (MSc or equivalent).

English Language Requirements:  Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Documents required

  • A completed electronic application form
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A list of publications if relevant (for collaborations, please indicate simply the number of publications and only provide details of the most important ones)
  • A photocopy of the last (highest) qualification
  • A short (half page) description of your motivation for coming to CERN
  • Three letters of recommendation to give as broad as possible overview of your academic and/or professional achievements
  • A short description of your research interests

The application and all supporting documents should reach CERN (or be submitted using the e-recruitment system) by the closing date. Candidates should upload their documents such as their curriculum vitae, publications, research interests etc. directly into our e-recruitment system (e-RT). Recommendation letters can also be uploaded directly or sent to the Recruitment Service by email, fax or postal mail (contact details are available here). Candidates will receive an automatic email when these documents are attached to their application.

Online Application

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