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Computing Fellowship: Data Scientist

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: Junior - Only open to Nationals of all CERN Member States and Associate Member States - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date:

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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 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

CS4OD is a new dedicated activity to identify, select, support, and guide high-impact international projects where CERN expertise and tools would provide maximum results. A dedicated team of data scientists and data engineers, supervised by CERN experts in the IT Department will support and guide researchers from selected initiatives, helping them to become proficient with the CERN tools and sound data science principles, automate the operations and implement efficient data architectures and analysis pipelines, respecting principles of data governance, and compliance with existing laws and norms.

​As data scientist in CS4OD you will work with the selected projects on the definition of algorithms and data analysis pipelines and their implementation using CERN tools, noteably Zenodo according to FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, Reproducibility), and contribute to data engineering activities, such as data selection, curation, and standardisation.

Qualifications

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:

  • Scientific analysis workflows, statistical methods, machine learning, deep learning methods; 
  • Working knowledge on notebook technologies (Jupyter, Binder) and relevant programming languages (e.g. Python), mathematical and analysis environments (e.g. Octave, Matlab), Machine Learning/Deep Learning frameworks (e.g. PyTorch, TensorFlow);
  • You have experience working with various data and metadata formats; FAIR research data and and experience of RDF would be a plus;
  • You are able to build good relationships and consensus across stakeholders with varying aims.

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

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at CERN: https://careers.cern/benefits and https://careers.cern/our-people

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 28 January 2021.

 

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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