Translator/Copy editor (DG-TMC-FS-2024-96-GRAE)

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Job Description

Your responsibilities

Translate from English into French a wide variety of texts of a technical, scientific, economic and journalistic nature on the subject of the Future Circular Collider (FCC) project for the FCC study team, the French and Swiss authorities, the CERN community and the general public.

Re-read and correct documents compiled in French in Office and/or Overleaf format (checking spelling, grammar and syntax, style, terminological consistency and compliance with CERN's French style guide) relating to the Future Circular Collider (FCC) project for the FCC study team, the French and Swiss authorities and the general public. Take part in the general activities of the French translation section within the DG-TMC group.

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Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Working conscientiously and reliably; delivering on promises, maintaining confidentiality delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations.
  • Working well autonomously; taking on activities and tasks without prompting.
  • Using time efficiently and effectively.
  • Having a structured and organized approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind.
  • Translation from English into French Text editing and proof-reading in French
  • Use of computer-assisted translation tools
  • Excellent drafting skills in French and thorough knowledge of English
  • Fluent in French, the ability to work in English would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • By the application deadline, you have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in Translation (or a related field) and your highest educational qualification is either a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants without University degree are not eligible.
  • Applicants with a PhD are not eligible.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 3rd July at 23.59 AM CET.

Job reference: DG-TMC-FS-2024-96-GRAE

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-September-2024

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 5134 and 5647 Swiss Francs (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: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

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

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.

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