What is the universe made of? How did it start? Physicists at CERN are seeking answers, using some of the world's most powerful particle accelerators.
At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature.
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 21 member states.
You too could be a part of this adventure. CERN hires all kinds of profiles, such as technicians in various domains, administration professionals, fire fighters, translators, legal advisors, etc. - not only physicists and engineers! So don’t hesitate, Take part!
Working at CERN
CERN is a truly unique organisation. A genuine collaboration between countries, universities and scientists, driven not by profit margins, but by a commitment to create and share knowledge.
People here are part of immense scientific discoveries, answering some of life’s most complex questions and pushing the boundaries of understanding. Experts from every field come here to share in this ambition and the nature of this collaborative, international community creates a genuine atmosphere of trust. People are free to work creatively and to trust in, and rely on, their colleagues across the organisation.
History’s being made here – and the excitement is tangible, inspiring, overwhelming at times. It is the only place in the world that you can do this work in this way.
Students, Graduates & Educators
CERN values its interaction with students and educators. A number of educational programmes, guided tours and summer schools are available for students and teachers, to help both groups learn more about CERN, particle physics and our place in the universe.
- Check out the About CERN section for general information on particle physics, CERN, its accelerators and experiments.
- Follow along with lectures by CERN physicists and engineers on iTunesU
- How about spending your university training period in an exciting international and multidisciplinary environment at the forefront of engineering, technology and physics? Try a CERN Student work placement.
- CERN also offers a summer student programme and further internship opportunities for students. Get in touch to find out more!
If you’re a recent graduate from university or an advanced technical institute, you’re no doubt looking for the chance to make your mark. Here it is: you could spend up to three years working right at the forefront of scientific research.
If you have graduated with a Master's degree or a Bachelor's, Check out CERN's Fellowship opportunities.
The Technician Training Experience (TTE) is a programme for technicians who are looking to get a great professional experience for their future career or before their advanced studies. Read more here.
- Try the CERN education site for lesson plans and resources on particle physics.
- Why not spend your summer participating one of our teacher programmes?
- Or arrange a visit to CERN for you and your class?
- Check out the interactive games and puzzles at CERNland
Her får du en oversikt over stillingsannonser fra CERN. Du kan se hvilke kanaler og regioner annonsene var plassert i, og hvordan antall innrykkede stillingsannonser har endret seg fra kvartal til kvartal.