CERN Accelerating science


Technical student: CERN openlab web developer

Term: Six months, starting on 1 September or 1 October

Application deadline: Wednesday 12th April 2017 (23:59 CET)

Role description:

​The student will work on the development of the new CERN openlab website, using Drupal 8. The student will cooperate closely with the CERN openlab communications officer and other members of the CERN openlab management team to ensure the new site meets the needs of the collaboration, facilitating improved communication and serving as a central hub for CERN openlab’s various activities. The new website will be created using front-end design elements provided by the CERN Design and Visual Identity service.

Background info:

The new CERN openlab website will have an updated design and will add dynamic-layout features to improve the user experience for those viewing on a range of devices. More importantly, the new site will more accurately reflect our collaboration’s evolving structure and will include new content. In addition, the site will also enable better use to be made of audio-visual content, fully incorporate our popular social media channels, and incorporate new press materials. The primary audience for the site is those with no prior knowledge of our work; this will be reflected through a simplification of the site’s structure.

Appointment conditions:

  • 3283 CHF/month (the allowance is net of tax)
  • Travel allowance
  • Membership of the health insurance scheme (contribution automatically deducted from allowance)
  • 40 hours/week
  • 2.5 days of annual leave/month
  • CERN housing service helps finding local accommodation; visa service; social affairs service


If you’re a student in computing, applied physics, or engineering -- and have some experience in developing a website -- please apply here. The website will be developed in Drupal 8.

More information about the CERN Technical Student progamme -- including full eligibility criteria -- is available here.

APPLY NOW  In your application to the technical student programme, please be sure to mention that you are specifically interested in the role of 'CERN openlab web developer'.