Doctor in Occupational Medicine

Are you a qualified and proactive doctor in occupational medicine, willing to contribute to a unique work environment at the heart of one of the world's most complex and exciting scientific experiments?  Then this opportunity is for you.  Join the largest particle physics research laboratory in the world! CERN, take part!

Job Reference: HSE-ME-2017-187-LD
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The CERN Medical Service is part of the Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Unit, and provides all the occupational medicine for CERN staff as well as supplying first aid and medical emergency services.



Doctor in Occupational Medicine in the Medical Service Group, HSE Unit.


As a doctor in occupational medicine in the CERN Medical Service, you will collaborate with a variety of people in the field of health and safety (the HSE Unit, firefighters, medical emergency teams) and carry out the full range of occupational medicine duties which will include:


  • Monitoring the health of members of CERN personnel.
  • Carrying out the follow-up of long-term sick leave, the prevention of accidents as well as occupational diseases.
  • Dispensing primary care medecine together with the nursing staff, perform diagnoses, provide medical care and refer patients.
  • Conducting periodic medical examinations with a view to evaluating employees' fitness for work.
  • Taking part, together with the work safety engineers and technicians, in installation inspections, the analysis of work stations and the examination of working conditions (including possible exposure to occupational hazards, risks or harmful effects).
  • Taking part in boards and working groups dealing with the medical welfare of the staff.


Qualification required

Master's degree or PhD in the field of medicine, preferably with a specialization in occupational medicine, or equivalent.


Experience and competencies

The experience required for this post is:


  • Demonstrated experience in occupational medicine, primary care medicine and at least in one of the following fields: mental health at work, ionizing radiations, toxicology, ergonomics.
  • Work experience in an international environment would be an advantage.


The technical competencies required for this post are:


  • Emergency medical care.
  • Knowledge of occupational health.
  • Knowledge of ergonomics.
  • Knowledge of non-ionization radiations would be an asset.


The behavioural competencies required for this post are:


  • Demonstrating accountability; maintaining confidentiality.
  • Working in teams.
  • Demonstrating flexibility.
  • Achieving results.


The language competencies required are:


  • Spoken and written English and French: ability to understand and speak both languages in professional contexts as well as the ability to draft texts for publications and/or official communications and to make oral presentations in both languages.


Eligibility conditions

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.


We welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States.


This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 15.10.2017.


By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.


Note on Employment Conditions

We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry. Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.


These functions require:


  • A valid driving licence.
  • Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.


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Benchmark Job Title
Physician (Occupational Health)
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Job Category:
Health, Safety & Environment
Career Level
Grade 6 or 7
Number of Posts
Duration: 5 year(s)

Application is closed for this job.