Scientific Associates program are open to scientists who are established in their career and wants to work at CERN. The program is for up to 1 year while on leave of absence from their home institutes.

Subject areas:

  • Experimental and Theoretical particle physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Controls and Data Acquisition
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Information Technologies
  • Materials Science
  • Surface Engineering
  • Mechanics

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants applying for this position must remain employed at their home institute during the appointment at CERN.
  • Duration of the contract is max one year. Extensions may be granted in exceptional cases only. Total duration of the appointment will not be more than 2 years.
  • No Associate-ship can be awarded less than five years after the end date of an earlier CERN Paid Associate-ship, Fellowship or Staff Position

Documents Required:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Resume
  3. List of publications
  4. Letters of recommendation (3)
  5. Application and all documents must reach CERN (or submitted via the e-recruitment system) before the deadline.
  6. Note: In the “Specific Information” of the application form a link to forward THREE referees will be available.
  7. That link will allow letters of recommendation to be submitted in support of application.
  8. Letters must be in English or French and submitted by the closing date indicated.
  9. Applications which are incomplete like missing reference letters etc. as of the closing date for a given meeting will not be considered


  • All applications for Associateships are considered by the Associates and Fellows Committee twice every year, generally in May and November.
  • Successful applicants will be offered appointments which normally begin three to twelve months after the meeting.
Quick Overview————-
Organization CERN
Fellowship Level Scientist
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Physics, Engineering, Material science, Information Technology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 13.09.2019.


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