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 https:// 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 technician looking for a new professional experience? If so, joining
CERN's Technician Training Experience programme may be the perfect opportunity
Are you a passionate Electronics Technician who would like to participate in
the development, manufacturing and tests of electronic equipment pertaining to
the quench protection systems for the superconducting magnets of the most
complex particle accelerator? Take part!
The Electronics Technician takes care of the quality control of CERN's
electronics infrastructure and systems. You will also be involved in
designing, producing, installing, commissioning, operating and maintaining
CERN's electronics infrastructure and systems, notably those required for the
In the Technology (TE) department, Machine Protection and Electrical
Integrity (MPE) group, you will take responsibility for the design,
procurement, implementation and exploitation of custom-made electronics for
the LHC quench protection systems of the superconducting magnet circuits.
More information on the TE department can be found at: https: // te-
As an Electronics Technician, you will participate in sampling tasks and
laboratory analyses. In particular, you will:
Contribute to the design and development of test benches for the
qualification of electronics used in applications for the magnet circuits;
Organise acceptance tests and ensure the effective reception of new
Maintain and keep up-to-date the databases related to maintenance and
operation of the various components;
Prepare and compile relevant documentation.
In order to qualify for a place on the programme you will need to meet the
You are a national of a CERN Member State or Associate Member State
(https: // home.cern/about/member-states);
You have a Technical Diploma (careers.cern/ttediplomas), and no more
than 4 years' relevant experience after finishing your diploma;
If you are currently studying, you are still eligible to apply, although
you are expected to have obtained your qualification by the start of your
appointment at CERN;
If you hold a BSc or MSc, you are not eligible. However you may be
eligible for the Fellowship Programme.
You should have at least a working knowledge of English OR French.
Specific requirements for this project
Initial experience in measurement techniques;
Initial experience in design and assembly of electronic crates, racks and
Initial experience in power electronics and related controls;
Database management systems maintenance.
As part of an international team of experienced engineers and technicians, you
will find yourself in an environment in which you can acquire and develop your
skills, particularly in observation and communication.
This TTE programme will help you deepen your knowledge of electronics,
measurement techniques and database management systems.
CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and
passion. In return, CERN will provide you with:
An employment contract of one year, renewable for a second year;
On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language
courses for English and/or French;
A monthly stipend of 4599 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax);
Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse
and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund;
Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family,
child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva;
2,5 days of paid leave per month.
You will need the following documents to complete your application:
A scanned copy of your latest relevant qualification;
One reference letter (from a professor or previous employer) giving an
overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. This should be
as broad as possible. 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 31.05.2022.