Ingrid Haug, HR Department, CERN RECRUITMENT POSSIBILITIES AT CERN
Agenda I. Overview II. STAFF employment III. Fellowship Programme IV. Student Programmes I. Summer Students II. Technical Students III. Doctoral Students IV. Admin. Students V. Statistics for Romania
I. OVERVIEW STAFF ~ 2300 Recruited from our Member States, paid by CERN with limited duration or indefinite contracts. Fellows ~ 500 recent graduates in physics and engineering, normally staying two years. Students ~ 600 Come for a practical training assignment, write their Diploma or PhD thesis at CERN. Associates ~ 220 Scientific 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 ~ 11.000 Sent by their universities to „use“ the CERN facilities > 80 Nationalities und > 600 Univ. and Institutes. Who works at CERN ?
EMPLOYED MEMBERS OF PERSONNEL RECRUITED FROM OUR 20 MEMBER STATES Eligibility :> from apprenticeship to PhD Selection :> vacancies published on the WEB Features :- Maximum 5 year contract - competitive salaries incl. social benefits - training possibilities (language courses, technical training) - help with integration: housing service, social service Opportunities for Engineers, Technicians, Administrative personnel ~200 positions/year II. STAFF Employment
Firefighter Administrative Assistant Computing EngineerLawyer Machine Operator Physicist Vacuum Technician Radioprotection Engineer Information Officer Translator Technical Engineer (Electronics) Electronics Engineer Examples of professions at CERN II. STAFF Employment
Careers website cern.ch/jobs II. STAFF Employment
cern.ch/jobs Acknowledgement of receipt e-mail Upload your CV and Diplomas Positions are published between 4 – 6 weeks II. STAFF Employment
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What do I get? Be at the forefront of technology and physics Collaborate with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams, without political or religious barriers Follow experts in their technical domain Be part of a dynamic environment with training opportunities Make valuable and long-lasting contacts from all over Europe Learn languages: CERN is a bi-lingual organization (English and French) Attractive remuneration package II. STAFF Employment
III. Fellowship Programme Fields 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” 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/year To mention: Marie Curie Fellowships: funded by the European Commission under the Framework programmes. Goal: training of scientisits.
Folders go to Departments via Representatives Requests submitted to Representatives Pre-meeting to resolve conflicts and ensure budget respected Selection Committee: Takes selection decisions Ensure fairness & transparency across departments Ensure excellence Raise & decide on Policy issues 1975 Fellows Selection Committee in Salle B III. Fellowship Programme Selection
Free choice III. Fellowship Programme By discipline
Marie Curie Actions at CERN Unparalleled funding and training – building on successes of CERN Fellow years & training opportunities in addition to central budget Funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programmes FP6 : CERN recruited 105 researchers 2004-2010 FP7 : CERN will have recruited over 100 researchers from end-2008 to mid-2012 Projects currently in physics, engineering, hadron therapy Exciting training opportunities at CERN for researchers for 2 to 3 years Initial 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 Programme Advantages of Marie Curie Actions : excellent research & training conditions CERN Fellow employment contract
Summer Student Programme Fields 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... Participate in the day to day life of a research team and follow lectures. ~200 positions/year
Lectures 6 weeks 31 lecturers, leaders in their field 29 different subjects, 300 students Workshops 7 areas Very popular registration on web Applications (Oct-Jan) Pre- Selection Consultation & Selection Contract Offers Arrival / Induction SSLP & Project Work Departure Lectures & Workshops Summer Student Programme Selection Process
Visits – of CERN facilities SM18 & ATLAS LINAC & Computing Centre Student Sessions in the Globe 30 presentations, full capacity. Videos on CDS Social Programme organized by students Dance classes (salsa, tango, valse, rock…) Parties Other activities (chess tournament, football tournament) Talent Show ! Summer Student Programme and….
Technical Student Programme Fields 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…” For students looking for a practical training assignment or who would like to write their bachelor or masters thesis at CERN ~140 positions / year
Doctoral Student Programme Fields 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” For students who would like to spend 3 years at CERN to work on their thesis ~60 positions/year
Technical and Doctoral Student Programmes Discipline: Technical Students
Admin. Student Programme Fields 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 For students who would like to spend 2-12 months at CERN ~40 positions/year “An ideal place to get practical experience in your field, building invaluable knowledge”
V. STATISTICS for Romania FellowsStaffStudentsAssociatesUsers Headcount1210711127 Romania very well represented with excellent returns! October 2012 FELLOWS: 9 Computing 1 Applied Physics fellow 2 Administrative Fellows (1 in KT) STAFF: 6 Computing 1 Mechanics 1 wire bonding specialist 1 Applied Physics 1 Senior Chemist 4 new Romanian Staff hires in 2012! STUDENTS: 6 Computing students 1 Admin. student Summer Students 2012: 2 students but 6 with Romanian citizenship %2.4%0.5%4.6%
Website Recruitment Traffic Applications from Romania represent between 1% and 2% of applicants at CERN
Applicant Sources Majority of Applicants coming from University of Bucharest Polytechnic University of Bucharest Often with 2 nd degree from an MS Universities (NL, UK, FR, DE) Majority of Romanian users attached to : Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering ISS - Institute for Space Sciences University of Bucharest Polytechnic University of Bucharest As well as numerous affiliations with other universities
CERN OFFERS A multitude of first class training opportunities in a high-tech, multicultural environment Providing essential & world-class recognised capabilities for capacity building Equipping the next generation of scientists and engineers.