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Cloud Services Project Analyst

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
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Company Description

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

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

Job Description

CERN is a partner or coordinating organisation in European Commission co-funded cloud procurement projects such as OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) and ARCHIVER (Data Archiving and Preservation for Research Environments). 

These projects aim to give the European research community access to public commercial cloud services and drive the use of these services offered as part of the European Open Science Cloud.

The successful candidate will be integrated in the team as a project analyst reporting to the project leader with the following tasks:

  • Provide economical analysis on the business models and Return on Investment (ROI) when public research performing organisations run scientific applications on public cloud services;
  • Assess Total Cost of Services studies produced by selected by companies making an analysis of all financial factors that research organisations or individual researchers will bear when using the cloud;
  • Coordinate and follow-up the distribution of access to public cloud through credits made available to young researchers from partner orgnanisations such as Eurodoc and Marie-Curie Alumni Association;
  • Present at public events, mainly related to the uptake of cloud services in research and the related economic aspects;
  • Report together with the project coordinator, the status and progress of the projects to the European Commission, including the production of written material;
  • Coordinate the day-to-day administrative support for the smooth running of the projects, organise workshops working closely with external dissemination partners, maintain financial documents, convene conference calls and follow up on action items.


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 Business Administration, Economics, Technology Management or equivalent 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:

  • Develop innovative business models for the public research sector;
  • Will to contribute to the future computing model of flagship European Research performing organisations;
  • Value learning and sharing knowledge with colleagues;
  • Enjoy being part of a small agile project management team working in close collaboration with partner scientific labs and reference IT companies.

Desired technical skills:

  • Professional experience in one or more of the following would be an asset: PMI/PMP skills, Collaboration service suites (G-Suite, Office365);
  • Financial, cost-benefit analysis and problem-solving skills;
  • Good English writing skills;
  • Good communication skiils.

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

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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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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