Permanent Research Staff position at CERN-TH
The CERN Theoretical Physics Department (CERN-TH) is seeking to fill a permanent research staff position. We are looking for outstanding researchers with internationally recognised leadership in theoretical particle physics. The position is devoted to full-time research. CERN-TH has substantial stable research funding at its disposal, systematically attracts a large number of top theorists on a range of positions, and has an active programme of visiting scientists and topical workshops.
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 its success.
For more information and for applications, please see:
A review of potential candidates will begin 31st May and will continue until the position is filled.
Nominations are also welcome and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
All information will be treated with strict confidentiality.
The CERN-TH has openings for multiple CERN Fellowships (postdoctoral positions) each year. Please check here to apply and get more detailed eligibility information. In summary:
- For nationals from member states, the deadline is September 3rd, 2023 for fellowships starting in 2024 (apply for Senior Research Fellowship Programme: Theoretical & Experimental Physics)
The link to the application form will be added soon.
- For nationals of other countries, there are non-member state fellowships.
The deadline will be also in Fall 2023 for fellowship starting in 2024 (apply for Non-Member State Postdoc Fellowship Programme (Theoretical Physics). The link to the application form will be added soon.
CERN-TH Fellowships are normally awarded for a two years and exceptionally for three years. On average the number of CERN-TH Fellows present in the member and non-member categories is about 27 and 4, respectively.
Fellow contracts usually start in the autumn of a given year (October).
The CERN Theory Department also hosts other Fellows who are paid through external sources (Marie-Curie Fellows, Fellows supported by ERC grants, special national programmes, etc.). While it is possible to have such a fellowship and subsequently a CERN fellowship or vice versa, the total time spent as a fellow at CERN may not exceed three years.
Please keep in mind the early (late August or early September) deadline for member-state postdocs: almost every year we have a number of good but late applicants who cannot be considered. Unfortunately these deadlines lie beyond our control. While the CERN-wide fellowships also have openings with a March deadline, those openings do not include any theory fellowships.
Our offers (for member state postdocs) are usually sent out early, however CERN-TH has signed the agreement on the "Theoretical High Energy Physics Groups Common Deadline for Postdoc Offers". This means that no postdoc is pressed to commit herself/himself before Jan 7 of the following year.
We welcome applications for EU Marie-Curie Fellowships. Such applications require a letter of acceptance from us prior to the application. We will apply the same standards for Marie-Curie and CERN fellows and therefore acceptance is not automatic. If you wish to apply with us for a Marie Curie fellowship you will need to inform us several months before the EU deadline so we can assess the applications.
Candidates of South Korean nationality are encouraged to apply for the CKC fellowship. For more information, contact the Korean Physical Society (email@example.com)
LD (5+1 year) Staff Positions
The CERN Theoretical Physics Department (CERN-TH) is seeking candidates for Limited Duration (LD) research staff positions. We are looking for outstanding researchers in all areas of theoretical particle physics, broadly defined. The positions have a duration of 5 years (usually extended to a sixth year) and are devoted to full-time research. CERN-TH has substantial stable research funding at its disposal, systematically attracts a large number of top theorists in a range of positions, and has an active programme of visiting scientists and topical workshops.
Candidates can express their interest by applying here, providing a CV and a list of three names and e-mail addresses of references, which the Search Committee may contact. Nominations are also strongly encouraged and can be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org. All information about applicants, nominators and nominees will be treated in strictest confidence. CERN-TH has regular openings for LD staff positions and all applications, irrespectively of their submission dates, will be kept for a period of two years and considered in subsequent searches. For any enquiry regarding the positions, please contact email@example.com.
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 its success.