Junior Fellowship: Engineer (industrial computing, computer vision, AI, machine learning)

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At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

We are working on Security, a service in charge to ensure the security of any person entering the domains of the organization, their properties and the properties of the Organization.

You will be part of a small and dynamic team working in the CERN Site Management and Building Department. Within the framework of video surveillance, we have more than a thousand cameras, spread over 16 sites, representing an area of more than 200 hectares fenced. For the management of the video system we use a Milestone platform.

With more than a thousand cameras, it is important that we can use some automation of the analyses to optimize the efficiency of the system and facilitate the task of the operators in the control room (relevance of the information/alarms transmitted to the operator). At the same time, we would like to carry out tests on software applications that could help us in our subsequent research (video search efficiency, reduction of search time). Part of the work will also involve thinking about intrusion management through the formalisation of a strategy, standards, and procedures. We also wish to set up a reflection on the life cycle management of technical installations. Finally, we would like someone capable of doing technology watch to identify trends in the sector and products that could bring added value.

In addition, the person will therefore need to have a strong aptitude for video in all its forms (video surveillance, video analytics, thermal video, image analysis...) and a good understanding of security issues.

There are many challenges and opportunities that are bound to match some of your interests and strengths!


Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have graduated, or are about to graduate, with a university degree (BSc or MSc level in computer science,engineering or another relevant course) and have no more than 4 years’ relevant experience after obtaining your degree;
  • Kindly note that experience prior to the latest obtained degree will not be taken into account for the calculation of your overall years of experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • You value learning and sharing knowledge with colleagues.
  • Passionate about software development and building and evolving robust, secure, well-tested software components and tools.
  • You enjoy working in a small team building practical solutions in close collaboration with users and external partners.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Professional experience in security and/or industrial control systems and in one or more of the following would be an asset: industrial computing, automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computer vision,

Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.  

In return, CERN will provide you with:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 5,281 to 6,558 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Your Life @CERN

Find out more here: https://hr-dep.web.cern.ch/content/life-cern

This is how you can apply:

You will need the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV.
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification.

We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

All applications should reach us no later than 29 September 2020.

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Geneva, GE, CH

Genève , Switzerland