Skip hero section

The QUEST Programme - Applied Physics

Deepen your knowledge and expertise faster than anywhere else on earth.

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Apple Safari
  • Mozilla Firefox

Skip content section

Field of Interest: Applied Physics

Applied Physics positions at CERN encompass work in all areas of physics that are required for the design, construction and operation of the world’s largest particle accelerator complex and its associated experimental detectors. This includes the development of new concepts, systems and components for upgrades to the existing facilities as well as for future accelerators and detectors for particle physics research.

Applied Physicists are typically involved with developments in areas such as particle detection techniques, charged particle beam dynamics, acceleration techniques, material science and ultra-high vacuum, lasers and plasmas, low temperature physics and superconductivity, electromagnetism and high voltage, particle-matter interaction and radiation effects. This work can involve building a theoretical understanding, developing or using simulation tools, constructing and testing prototypes and final devices, designing control and data acquisition systems, performing measurements and data analysis.

The QUEST Programme

Bring your expertise to our unique work and develop your knowledge and skills at pace. Join world-class subject matter experts on unique projects, in a Quest for greater knowledge and deeper understanding.


This specific Programme is dedicated to Experienced Projects Graduates W/M/NB, with:

  • a Master’s degree with 2 to 6 years of post-graduation professional experience;
  • or a PhD with no more than 3 years of post-graduation professional experience.

If you want to join us, find our offers by field of interest:

  • Applied Physics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Data Science & Data Analytics
  • Electrical or Electronics Engineering
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • International Relations
  • Material and Surface Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering & IT
  • Support Services (Finance, HR, Legal, Procurement)
  • Theoretical & Experimental Physics


You can also see what is on offer below. (new positions are posted regularly)

Skip openings section