Fellowship in CERN’s Legal Service

Switzerland (CH)
30 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Welcome to the Fellowship Programme

Within the Programme, we are looking for a Fellow to join the Operational Law Section of CERN’s Legal Service.

Within the CERN Legal Service, the Operational Law Section assists the Organization by:

1. preparing and reviewing agreements, MOUs and similar legal instruments governing CERN’s scientific and technical cooperation with its partners around the world, including CERN's participation in EU grant schemes;

2. supporting CERN’s procurement activities by providing input and guidance on the preparation and execution of market surveys, invitations to tender and the placing of contracts with industry suppliers;

3. providing legal support to the CERN Pension Fund in respect of its investment transactions;

4. defending the Organization’s interests in any contractual disputes that result in litigation;

5. addressing legal issues concerning the use of CERN’s name, acronym and logos, managing copyright in its publicly available multimedia resources, and handling other intellectual property matters pertinent to the Organization; and

6. providing legal support in the context of CERN’s fundraising and outreach activities.

While the majority of the selected Fellow's work is likely to be generated from items 1 - 4, he or she can nonetheless expect to be involved in other aspects of these work-streams during the course of the Fellowship. Other discrete legal files that arise in the course of the Organization's activities may also be assigned to the Fellow.

In addition, a core deliverable of the Fellowship, once sufficient familiarity with these work-streams has been acquired, will be the design and delivery of a legal project to identify opportunities for the preparation and use of template agreements and conditions across these work-streams in the day-to-day activities of the Legal Service.