Junior Fellowship, IT Project Portfolio Management Office Member


Company Description

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the organisation.


Job Description

The European Commission (EC) project office in IT is responsible for the EC projects where CERN IT is the coordinator or the beneficiary. We work closely with the scientist in the preparation, submission and running to completion of the projects. 

As a fellow you will:

  • Participate to the day-to-day management and execution of the projects, with tasks that include event organisation, maintain financial documents, keeping project calendar up to date, organize relevant project meetings and conference calls;
  • Assist together with the project coordinator, on reporting the status and progress of the projects to the European Commission including the management of the information workflows in the EC portal as well as production and formatting of written material;
  • Assist with the preparation of new project proposals and their submission via the EC portal. Support the scientist during the project with the internal reports and deliverables;
  • Contribute to the IT PMO (Project Portfolio Management Office), by preparing guidance documentation, templates, checklists, spreadsheets, the project catalogue, dashboards, and charts for monitoring all the projects and obtaining relevant information.



Eligibility criteria

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a Bachelor or Master degree in Political Science, Public Administration or other related field;
  • You have no more than 4 years’ experience after completing your highest diploma.

Essential skills and experience

  • Experience with EC project preparation, submission, and administration;
  • Experience with supporting the scientific and financial reporting to the EC;
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate and liaise with partners and contractors in all aspects related to the projects



Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. 

In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract for between 6 months (minimum) up to 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 5,321 to 6,606 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Your Life @CERN

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at CERN: https://careers.cern/benefits and https://careers.cern/our-people

How to Apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification

Optionally, we recommend that you add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

All applications should reach us no later than 19 July 2022.