2 Bucharest Workshop, 20-21 November 2012 RECRUITMENT POSSIBILITIES AT CERNBucharest Workshop, November 2012Ingrid Haug, HR Department, CERN
3 Agenda Overview STAFF employment Fellowship Programme Student ProgrammesSummer StudentsTechnical StudentsDoctoral StudentsAdmin. StudentsStatistics for Romania
4 I. OVERVIEW Who works at CERN ? STAFF ~ 2300 Fellows ~ 500 Students Recruited from our Member States, paid by CERN with limited duration or indefinite contracts.Fellows~ 500recent graduates in physics and engineering, normally staying two years.Students~ 600Come for a practical training assignment, write their Diploma or PhD thesis at CERN.Associates~ 220Scientific and Corresponding Associates: senior scientists coming on leave of absence.Project Associates: Physicists, engineers and technicians sent by their home institutes for periods of up to 3 years.USERs~Sent by their universities to „use“ the CERN facilities> 80 Nationalities und > 600 Univ. and Institutes.Who works at CERN ?
5 II. STAFF Employment JOBS at CERN Opportunities for Engineers, Technicians, Administrative personnel~200 positions/yearEMPLOYED MEMBERS OF PERSONNEL RECRUITED FROM OUR 20 MEMBER STATESEligibility : > from apprenticeship to PhDSelection : > vacancies published on the WEBFeatures : - Maximum 5 year contract- competitive salaries incl. social benefits- training possibilities (language courses, technical training)- help with integration: housing service, social serviceThe scientific and technical STAFF design and build the laboratory’s technological infrastructure and ensure its operation. They also help to prepare, run and analyze the scientific experiments.Fields: Not only physicists, engineers, computer scientists but also technicians, technical engineers as well as administrators and assistantsActivities: ranging through the phases of Research and Development, Design, Production, Operation and Maintenance
6 II. STAFF Employment Examples of professions at CERN Electronics EngineerInformation OfficerAdministrative AssistantTechnical Engineer (Electronics)Computing EngineerLawyerFirefighterMachine OperatorVacuum TechnicianRadioprotection EngineerTranslatorPhysicist
7 cern.ch/jobs cern.ch/jobs II. STAFF EmploymentCareers websitecern.ch/jobscern.ch/jobs
8 II. STAFF Employment Application process cern.ch/jobs Acknowledgement of receiptUpload your CV and DiplomasPositions are published between 4 – 6 weeks
9 II. STAFF Employment Recruitment process Long listShort listSelectHireThere are several steps involved in the recruitment process, schematised above (typical timelines). From the end of publication date, the process can take up to 8 weeks before an interview is held, and after interview, a further 2-3 weeks before a final decision is made.Regarding applications to ‘skills always in demand’, these are posts open all year round for spontaneous applications by sector of activity. By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. However, it is not an application for a specific position, nor a guarantee that you will automatically be considered for posts suited to your profile. We therefore encourage you to file an application for specific job opportunities. Please ensure you update your profile with any relevant information regularly.
10 II. STAFF Employment Be at the forefront of technology and physics What do I get?Be at the forefront of technology and physicsCollaborate with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams, without political or religious barriersFollow experts in their technical domainBe part of a dynamic environment with training opportunitiesMake valuable and long-lasting contacts from all over EuropeLearn languages: CERN is a bi-lingual organization (English and French)Attractive remuneration package
11 III. Fellowship Programme For recent graduates who would like to spend 2-3 years in a world renowned center of scientific excellence at the forefront of technology~220 positions/yearFields Physics (incl. Theory and Particle Physics), engineering, computing Length Usually 2 years (max 3) Eligibility BSc, MSc or PhD (max 10yrs experience) Features Employment Contract Career Development Programme Project with a CERN supervisor Application & Selection 2 Committees : May & November“An ideal place to follow the most recent ideas in physics and start new collaborations”To mention: Marie Curie Fellowships: funded by the European Commission under the Framework programmes. Goal: training of scientisits.
12 III. Fellowship Programme ApplicationEligibilityExperienceDisciplineNationalityCandidatee-recruitmentCompletedapplicationHRDeptsReferees
13 III. Fellowship Programme SelectionFolders go to Departments via RepresentativesRequests submitted to RepresentativesPre-meeting to resolve conflicts and ensure budget respectedSelection Committee:Takes selection decisionsEnsure fairness & transparency across departmentsEnsure excellenceRaise & decide on Policy issues1975 Fellows Selection Committee in Salle B
15 III. Fellowship Programme By disciplineFree choice
16 Marie Curie Actions at CERN Unparalleled funding and training – building on successes of CERNFellow years & training opportunities in addition to central budgetFunded by the European Commission under the Framework ProgrammesFP6 : CERN recruited 105 researchersFP7 : CERN will have recruited over 100 researchers from end-2008 to mid-2012Projects currently in physics, engineering, hadron therapyExciting training opportunities at CERN for researchers for 2 to 3 yearsInitial Training Networks → 3-year Fellow posts open now!Individual Fellowships → Post-Docs apply to European Commission with CERN supervisor –COFUND : funding for the CERN Fellowship ProgrammeAdvantages of Marie Curie Actions :excellent research & training conditionsCERN Fellow employment contract
18 Summer Student Programme Participate in the day to day life of a research team and follow lectures.~200 positions/yearFields physics (incl. particle physics) =2/3 of students engineering, computing Length 8 to 13 weeks, during the summer Eligibility 3 years of full-time studies at university level Features high-quality lecture programme visits and workshops living allowance accommodation at the CERN hostel Application & Selection Deadline January. Web selection by the supervisors, Offers in March“Can’t imagine a better way to spend my summer”Over 6000 young scientists have benefitted to date...
19 Summer Student Programme Selection ProcessApplications (Oct-Jan)Pre-SelectionConsultation & SelectionContract OffersArrival / InductionSSLP & Project WorkDepartureLectures & WorkshopsLectures6 weeks31 lecturers, leaders in their field29 different subjects, 300 studentsWorkshops7 areasVery popularregistration on web
20 Summer Student Programme and….Visits – of CERN facilitiesSM18 & ATLASLINAC & Computing CentreStudent Sessions in the Globe30 presentations, full capacity. Videos on CDSSocial Programme organized by studentsDance classes (salsa, tango, valse, rock…)PartiesOther activities (chess tournament, football tournament)Talent Show !
21 Technical Student Programme For students looking for a practical training assignment or who would like to write their bachelor or masters thesis at CERN~140 positions / yearFields Computing (50% of the students) Engineering physics (excl. theory and particle physics) Length 4 to 14 months for technical students Eligibility 18 months of technical undergraduate studies Features a technical project with a CERN supervisor a living allowance Application & Selection 2 Committees : April & November“It’s a great place to start a career, it’s a great place to learn new skills, make new friends…”
22 Doctoral Student Programme For students who would like to spend 3 years at CERN to work on their thesis~60 positions/yearFields physics (excl. theory and particle physics) engineering, computing Length 3 years Eligibility enrolled on a doctoral programme in a Member State university Features a PhD thesis project with a CERN supervisor & university supervisor a living allowance Application & Selection 2 Committees : April & November“Gave me the opportunity to meet important people, especially in the research fields”
23 Technical and Doctoral Student Programmes Discipline: Technical Students
24 Admin. Student Programme For students who would like to spend 2-12 months at CERN~40 positions/yearFields Administrative fields: HR, Finance, Translation, Communication, Advanced secretarial work, legal, purchasing, logistics Length 2-12 months Eligibility 18 months of technical undergraduate studies Features a admin. project with a CERN supervisor a living allowance Application & Selection 2 Committees : April & November“An ideal place to get practical experience in your field, building invaluable knowledge”
25 V. STATISTICS for Romania FellowsStaffStudentsAssociatesUsersHeadcount1210711127%2.4%0.5%4.6%Romania very well represented with excellent returns!October 2012FELLOWS:9 Computing1 Applied Physics fellow2 Administrative Fellows (1 in KT)STAFF:6 Computing1 Mechanics1 wire bonding specialist1 Applied Physics1 Senior Chemist4 new Romanian Staff hires in 2012!STUDENTS:6 Computing students1 Admin. studentSummer Students 2012:2 students but 6 with Romanian citizenship
26 Website Recruitment Traffic Applications from Romania representbetween 1% and 2% of applicants at CERN
27 Applicant Sources Majority of Applicants coming from University of BucharestPolytechnic University of BucharestOften with 2nd degree from an MS Universities (NL, UK, FR, DE)Majority of Romanian users attached to :Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear EngineeringISS - Institute for Space SciencesAs well as numerous affiliations with other universities
29 Equipping the next generation of scientists and engineers. CERN OFFERSA multitude of first class training opportunities in a high-tech, multicultural environmentProviding essential & world-class recognised capabilities for capacity buildingEquipping the next generation of scientists and engineers.