Interested in science communication and other related fields? Want to work at one of the world’s leading research organisations, while also gaining experience collaborating with some of the world’s leading technology companies? If so, then apply now for the position of CERN openlab junior communications officer.
CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is home to the world’s largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron collider (LHC). The ground-breaking discoveries made by researchers working at CERN — such as the discovery of the Higgs boson — would not be possible without having cutting-edge computing systems in place to help store, distribute and analyse the vast quantities of data produced each year.
In order to ensure that the LHC research community has the computing tools needed, CERN set up CERN openlab in 2001. CERN openlab is a unique public-private partnership, through which CERN works with leading companies (such as Intel, Oracle, Siemens, Micron and Google) to drive innovation in computing technologies.
We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic person to join CERN openlab’s communications team for one year, starting on 1 December 2022. The position is offered as part of CERN’s Administrative Student Programme. Full details, including eligibility criteria and employment conditions, can be found here: http://cern.ch/go/zhL8.
The selected candidate will work to communicate CERN openlab’s work to a wide range of audiences. Tasks will include: working on public reports produced by CERN openlab, producing outreach materials (such as brochures, posters, videos), running the CERN openlab website on a day-to-day basis*, monitoring press coverage of CERN openlab, supporting workshops and other events, helping with CERN openlab’s nine-week summer-student programme, and running our annual summer-student hackathon.
*Our website is run using a content-management system called ‘Drupal’. We will provide training to the successful candidate.
We are looking for candidates with an interest in science and communication, good IT skills (competent user of popular software packages for text editing and presentations) a very good level of English (some French is beneficial, but is not a requirement — training will be provided), and excellent attention to detail. Some knowledge of Adobe software packages (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, etc.) would also be advantageous, but is also not a requirement. The selected candidate will work in CERN openlab’s compact management team, based in CERN’s IT department.
Applications close at 12 noon CEST on Monday 1 August: http://cern.ch/go/zhL8.