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Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in CERN and welcome to the CERN job application portal.

You will now be guided through the different steps required to complete your application. This will take a minimum of 10 minutes, and as long as you need to submit a quality application.

All information you provide will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Please ensure you complete it in one of the two official CERN languages, English or French. Information icons are provided throughout to help you as you go.

Your application will be in several stages, to gather information on:

  • essential personal information,
  • information about your education,
  • your three most recent and relevant employment records,
  • and finally, the all-important motivation statement. Ensure you use this section to clearly explain why you wish to work for CERN and for this particular position, candidates often underestimate the impact of this part.

Depending on the post, you may be asked some Job Specific Questions.

Note you can also upload a complementary cover letter as part of additional documents.

We provide useful tips on how to apply , as well as how best to write your CV .

Please note a CV is an essential part of the application, so please ensure you submit it as a PDF document when requested to do so: it is your opportunity to provide further important detail about yourself!

In order to apply for a job, you first need to be registered. Please log in below using your existing username and password - once logged-in, you will be presented with the application form for the job that you have chosen to apply for.

If you have not already registered, then please register now.

The CERN Recruitment Service