Post Career Break Fellowship: CERN

Posted: May 31, 2017 in Europe, Fellowship, Jul-Sept Deadline, Researcher, Switzerland
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Post Career Break Fellowship is offered by CERN to science and engineering graduates (full-time or part-time) wants to re-start their careers. This is an exceptional chance to update knowledge and skills.

Duration:  up to 3 years (with extension) in an international environment at the forefront of research; minimum duration of a Fellow contract is 6 months.

Number of fellowships: approx. 200/year in both for research work (experimental or theoretical physics) and advanced development work and related research in a broad range of applied science, computing and engineering fields.

Level: Junior or Senior Fellows


  • Applicant must have been on a career break for personal reasons such as family or caring responsibilities or health issues for at least 2 years.
  • Periods of unemployment do not count as a career break within this programme.
  • Applicant must have a Masters level diploma or PhD with between 4 and 10 years relevant experience after the MSc (Senior Fellow profile),
  • Applicants applying in experimental or theoretical physics, must hold PhD (or are about to finish thesis) OR
  • Applicant must have B.Sc. or technical engineer diploma with no more than 4 years relevant experience (Junior Fellow profile).
  • Junior Fellows must be nationals of one of CERN’s Member States.


  • CV
  • Cover letter explaining the reasons for the career break
  • Motivation letter for wishing to return to work
  • List of publications (if any)
  • Statement of research interests
  • Scan of the highest qualification
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
  • Recommendation letters must refer to the most recent relevant academic or professional experience.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization CERN
Fellowship Level Researchers
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Science and Technology, Computer Science, Engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline 4 September 2017


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