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Slide1:  The Institute of Physics 31 October 2007 Learning & Working at CERN Seamus Hegarty Fellows, Associates & Students Programmes CERN Slide2:  What is CERN ? CERN is the world's largest particle physics laboratory Scientists come to study the building blocks of matter and the forces that hold them together CERN provides them the necessary tools: accelerators, which accelerate particles to almost the speed of light detectors to make the particles visible Founded in 1954, the laboratory was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now includes 20 Member States Slide3:  Lake Geneva LHC SPS PS France Switzerland An aerial view of CERN Slide4:  Who works at CERN? CERN employs just under 3000 people : physicists, engineers, technicians administrators, secretaries, etc. Some 6500 visiting scientists come to CERN for their research representing 500 universities and over 80 nationalities Students’ first experience of an international laboratory : 140 technical and doctoral students 150 summer students Slide5:  The British at CERN Slide6:  A unique work environment Forefront of technology and physics Multicultural and multidisciplinary teams Supervision by experts in their technical domain A dynamic environment with training opportunities A great opportunity to make valuable and long-lasting contacts from all over Europe A bi-lingual organization (English and French) Working & learning at CERN:  Working & learning at CERN Students Graduates Staff Slide8:  Students Technical Students Looking for a practical training period or a place to do your final project? Fields : applied physics, engineering, computing Length : 6 to 12 months Eligibility : 18 months of technical undergraduate studies Features : a real technical project with a CERN supervisor a living allowance Slide9:  Students Summer Students Want to join in the day-to-day work of research teams? Fields : applied physics, engineering, computing Length : 8 to 13 weeks, during the summer Eligibility : three years of full-time studies at university level Features : high-quality lecture programme visits and workshops living allowance Slide10:  Graduates Doctoral Students Want to spend 2 years of your doctoral thesis at CERN? Fields : applied physics, engineering, computing Length : 2 years Eligibility : you are or will be enrolled in a doctoral programme in a Member State university Features : a technical project, leading to a PhD thesis co-supervised by the university thesis advisor and a CERN staff member a living allowance Slide11:  Graduates Fellows Young university graduate wanting to work 1 or 2 years in an international environment at the forefront of research? Fields : physics, engineering, computing, science communication Length : 2 years Eligibility : BSc, MSc or PhD no more than 10 years relevant post-MSc experience Features : a project with a supervisor an employment contract with CERN a salary, social benefits, allowances Slide12:  Graduates Marie Curie Fellows Young university graduate with up to 4 years’ experience following your MSc or PhD? Fields : physics, engineering, computing, bio-medical Length : up to 3 years Eligibility : MSc or PhD ≤4 years post-MSc or post-PhD relevant experience Features : funded by the European Commission a project with a supervisor international network an employment contract with CERN a salary, social benefits, allowances Slide13:  Staff Ready to work in an exciting multidisciplinary and multicultural environment? Activities : ranging through the phases of Research and Development, Design, Production, Operations and Maintenance Eligibility : from apprenticeship to postdoc Features : attractive employment conditions usually 4 year contract relocation expenses technical training language courses mentorship for new recruits Slide14:  What do they say about working at CERN? ‘The best summer of my life!’ – Elena, Summer Student ‘What a credit to my CV!’ – Hans, Fellow in Computing ‘When I visited CERN during the open days, I knew it was the employer of my dreams and I wasn’t disappointed! ’ – Lisette, Human Resources Advisor Application deadlines:  Application deadlines Fellowship programme 5 March 2008 Non-Member State Theorists : 18 December 2007 Technical and Doctoral Student programme 14 March 2008 (to start in summer 2008) Summer Student programme end-January for the following summer Marie Curie according to project approval by the European Commission – posts will be advertised on our e-RT web site Consult our web site for precise dates! Slide16:  Find out more! It’s easy on the web… all programmes at

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