Radiation Protection
Instrumentation and Logistics Section

Opportunities at the heart of CERN's operations

Work on the essential electronics projects which keep people and the environment safe at the heart of the world’s biggest particle physics collaboration!

Who we are:

The Instrumentation and Logistics section, as part of the Radiation Protection group, is responsible for the procurement and maintenance of the full range of handheld and stationary radiation survey and monitoring instrumentation for radiation protection at CERN.
We ensure:

  • The procurement of commercially available radiation protection instrumentation as a matter of priority or, where appropriate, by developing the specialised instrumentation for the assessment of radiation hazard and risks specific to the CERN installations, which is not available off the market;
  • The installation and commissioning of radiation monitoring systems for ambient dosimetry of the accelerator complex and related experimental areas;
  • Management and execution of preventive and corrective maintenance of the whole radiation protection instrumentation;
  • Technology watch, research and development in the fields of ionisation radiation detection and measurement electronics of related safety systems.
  • Advice, expertise and technical support on instrumentation for radiological monitoring. 
  • Management of the HSE RAMSES programme to provide CERN with the necessary means to protect CERN workers and the public from undue radiation doses and the environment from chemical and radiological pollution.
  • No two days are the same in our team. The variety in terms of activities and people we collaborate with is energising, as is the team spirit. This really is a place like nowhere else on Earth.

    - Hamza Boukabache, CROME project leader, RP-IL team

Open Roles:

There are currently no open roles in this section. Check back later, or watch the video below to see one possible project you could be involved in.

What you can expect

  • Hands-on work; designing, diagnosing, fixing, coding, testing… the variety is there!
  • Exposure to lifecycle electronics.
  • Additional training, including areas such as further electronics, the environment or relevant physics.
  • Experience across all areas of an internationally significant, multi-national, multi-cultural, always-on operation.

Find out more about CROME in the video:



I don’t have experience in radiation protection, will this matter?
Not at all. Most radiation protection devices are simply low-current electronic or electromechanical systems, so experience with and interest in sensitive electronic components is all you need.

Do I need to know about particle physics to work at CERN?
Absolutely not! In fact, only a very small number of CERN’s workforce are physicists. You will be working on electronics projects in a multi-skilled and supportive team.

Do I need to speak French or English?
CERN's working languages are English and French, English is required for this role. French is an advantage but is not required and you will have the opportunity to learn as you go. Ideally, we would like you to be enthusiastic to learn and engage with French if you do not yet speak the language.

I don’t have a university diploma, can I still apply?
For  technician roles, yes! We are seeking people from any technical training route, not specifically from universities. Your experience with electronics, fault finding, and problem solving is the most important asset you will bring. Of course, we want people who are also passionate and excited to learn something new each day!
For Engineer roles, a University degree is required.