Interested in communications, marketing, 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 ICT companies? If so, then apply now to 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 this area.
We’re looking for a talented, enthusiastic person to join CERN openlab’s communications team for one year, starting around 1 February/March 2021. 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/nl6g.
The selected candidate will work to communicate CERN openlab’s work to a wide range of audiences. Tasks will include: working on CERN openlab’s annual report, 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 8’. 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 not a requirement.
Please submit your applications via this page: http://cern.ch/go/nl6g. The deadline is 12pm CET on 19 October 2020. Please be sure to mention in your application that you are interested in the role of ‘CERN openlab junior communications officer’.