HL- LHC BGI mechanical design (SY-BI-ML-2024-114-GRAE)

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Your responsibilities

Are you a Mechanical Engineer with a passion for challenging and exciting projects in the field of beam instrumentation for particle accelerators?

Then seize the opportunity! Join the CERN Beam instrumentation group (BI) and be part of the team working on the study and development on the next generation of beam profile monitors (Beam Gas Ionisation) for the Large Hadron Collider. The BGI technique is the state of the art for non invasive profile monitoring: you can enter more into the details of this exciting and challenging project here.

You will be part of a multicultural diverse team working at the forefront of the scientific research, working in a very stimulating environment that will help you develop your skills in precision electro-mechanics design, simulation tools and research.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Experience in mechanical engineering, mechanical design and manufacturing drawings. Experience in CAD and FEM analysis (ANSYS).
  • The knowledge of the beam instruments field would be an advantage.
  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • By the application deadline, you have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in Mechanical Engineering (or a related field) and your highest educational qualification is either a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants without University degree are not eligible.
  • Applicants with a PhD are not eligible.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 2nd August 2024 at 23:59 (midnight) CET.

Job reference: SY-BI-ML-2024-114-GRAE

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-September-2024

This position requires:

  • Work in Radiation Areas.
  • Interventions in underground installations.
  • A valid driving licence.

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 5134 and 5647 Swiss Francs (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: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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 Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

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