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CERN Fellowship Programme for Graduates in Switzerland, 2018

CERN Fellowship Programme for Graduates in Switzerland, 2018

CERN invites applications for Graduate Engineering Training (GET) scheme for engineering graduates for the year 2018. Fellowship is awarded for pursuing a graduate degree program.

Applicants from CERN Member State (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom) are eligible to apply for CERN Fellowship Programme.

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CERN is proud to be involved in COFUND a European Commission Horizon 2020 Marie Sk? odowska-Curie Action to stimulate mobility and career development through fellowship programs.

Brief Description

University or Organization: CERN
Department: NA
Course Level: Graduate degree 
Award: Varies
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: NA
Nationality: International
The program can be taken in Switzerland
Application Deadline: Closed

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from CERN Member State (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom) are eligible to apply for CERN Fellowship Programme.
  • Entrance Requirements: 
    • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate State(link is external). However, a limited number of positions are also available to young scientists from the Non-Member States with a Senior profile.
    • You have graduated or are about to graduate with a university degree (BSc level or above) or a technical engineer qualification. NB: Applicants who are currently preparing a diploma are eligible to apply. However, they are expected to have obtained their qualification by the time they take up their appointment at CERN.
    • Either, you have an MSc level diploma or above with no more than 10 years relevant experience (Ph.D. studies are counted as relevant experience); or you have no more than a BSc or a technical engineer diploma with a maximum of 4 years relevant experience. In both cases, the experience is only counted from the time the highest diploma is obtained.
    • If applying in experimental or theoretical physics fields, you have a PhD or are about to finish your thesis.
    • Non-Member State candidates seeking a postdoc in Theoretical Physics should apply for the Non-Member State Postdoc Fellowship Programme (Theoretical Physics)
    • Candidates inTheoretical Physics should only apply for the November committee.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.
  • Supporting Documents: The following documents are required together with the 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 most recent (highest) qualification;
  • Three recent letters of recommendation (not older than a year at the time of the deadline for applications) to give as broad as possible overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. When you click on “Apply” above you will see a link to forward to your referees so that they can submit their letters. You can forward them the link at any time (even if you have not submitted your application. If you have reference letters in your possession, do not use the link. You should upload them via “My documents”.
  • 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.

Benefit: includes-

    • Stipend range: 5165 CHF to 7963 CHF per month (stipends are calculated individually, are competitive and net of tax).
    • Contract duration is 6 months to three years, the typical duration is two years. It can be exceptionally possible to extend for all or part of a 3rd year.
    • Travel expenses at the beginning and end of the contract (depending on individual circumstances).
    • Installation indemnity (depending on individual circumstances).
    • Family allowance, child allowance, infant allowance (depending on individual circumstances).
    • Pension Fund membership (contribution automatically deducted from stipend).
    • Membership of the Health Insurance scheme (contribution automatically deducted from stipend).
    • Full remuneration for the first 12 months of sick leave. Medical certificate required for any absence of more than three consecutive days.
    • 40 hours working week.
    • 2.5 days paid annual leave per month.
    • CERN housing service helps to find local accommodation; visa service; social affairs service.

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