Physicist in the field of particle detectors

£6585.55 - £7826.21 per month
24 Jul 2018
21 Aug 2018
CERN European
Job Type

Master's degree or PhD or equivalent relevant experience in the field of physics or a related field.

Technical competencies:

  • Assembly and integration of detectors, in particular micro-pattern gaseous detectors; operation of particle detector test laboratories.
  • Assembly and integration of infrastructure for detectors or experimental facilities, e.g. experience with high vacuum, gas and high voltage installations.
  • Operation and support of experimental facilities, e.g. implementation (requirements, installation, logging) of interlocks and interlocked equipment (vacuum, HV, gas).
  • Operation of experiments and experience with control and acquisition systems for experiments.
  • Analysis and optimization of detector performance: fluent in handling large sets of data and analysis of experimental data.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Achieving results: having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind
  • Demonstrating accountability: working conscientiously and reliably; delivering on promises
  • Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships cooperating constructively with others in the pursuit of team goals; balancing personal goals with team goals.
  • Leading with strength and credibility: acting as role model and leading by example; using power and/or position in the interests of all.

Language skills:

  • Spoken and written English: ability to draw-up technical specifications and scientific reports and to make oral presentations.
  • Ability to understand and speak French in professional contexts.

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 02.09.2018.

Employment Conditions

Contract type: Limited duration contract (3 years). Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

These functions require:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.

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