Job Description

Your responsibilities

The CERN IT Department is in charge of the coordination of the Next Generation Trigger project (NextGen), a collaboration across several CERN Departments and LHC experiments to investigate new technologies for future data acquisition systems. The project is overseen by a Project Coordinator and a Project Management Office in the IT Department.

The project is looking for a young graduate for the position of Project Management Assistant. The successful candidate will work with the NextGen Project Coordinator and the IT Department Resource Management Group to:

  • Schedule and organise meetings.
  • Collect, classify and publish project deliverables.
  • Assist with producing project management reports.
  • Assist with maintaining project schedules, effort and budget plans.
  • Liasing with supporting services in the HR and Finance Departments.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • You have a degree in Management, Business Administration, Human Resources, Finance or other related fields.
  • You have completed one or more internships as administrative assistant, project assistant, or similar roles.
  • You have working familiarity with office applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint or equivalent tools.
  • You have organization skills and like to work in a structured way, but are resilient in situations requiring short deadlines and fast reactions.
  • You communicate well in English in a situation-appropriate manner. 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 Business Administration and Management (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: 14.04.2024 at 23:59 PM CEST.

Job reference: IT-GOV-INN-2024-39-GRAE

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

Target start date: 01-July-2024

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 5119 and 5631 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

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