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Fellowship: S'Cool LAB Manager, Geneva,

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Location:

Geneva,, Switzerland 

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Recruitment/HR
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Job Reference:

15520

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36

Posted:

14.04.2020

Expiry Date:

29.05.2020
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Job Description:

S'Cool LAB is a Physics Education Research facility at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland.



S'Cool LAB is a Physics Education Research facility at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. S'Cool LAB offers high school students and their teachers from around the world the chance to take part in hands-on & minds-on particle physics experiment sessions on-site at CERN. In addition, S'Cool LAB drives the development of low-cost hands-on learning activities to support teachers in their challenging endeavour of introducing particle physics into their classrooms.

As S'Cool LAB manager, you will manage all existing programmes and activities with approx. 8000 participants per year and you will have the opportunity to develop future activities and shape future programmes together with a team of Doctoral students, administrative and technical support. You will be part of the Teacher & Student Programmes Section at CERN starting on 1 July 2020 and collaborate closely with other teams within the Education, Communication, and Outreach group.

In particular, you will have several organisational and Physics Education Content & Research tasks while also contributing to other activities within the Education, Communication, and Outreach group at CERN:

The organisational tasks:
  • Manage the S'Cool LAB team and more than 50 volunteers;
  • Coordinate and handle booking requests in liaison with CERN's visits service;
  • Organise and facilitate volunteer trainings and volunteer events and support new volunteers with performance feedback;
  • Coordinate equipment maintenance, orders, and repairs;
  • Assess and manage hazards and risks associated with experimental equipment;
  • Liaise with other hands-on particle physics learning communities;
  • Prepare and present annual reports about S'Cool LAB activities, participants, and volunteers;
  • Represent S'Cool LAB at internal & external meetings and conferences as well as CERN protocol visits.


The Physics Education Content Development & Research tasks:
  • Facilitate hands-on particle physics workshops for high-school students and their teachers from around the world;
  • Maintain S'Cool LAB's education content such as worksheets and DIY manuals;
  • Develop and evaluate new inquiry-based particle physics learning activities; including as part of the team developing education programmes for Science Gateway
  • Contribute to the weekly Physics Education Research seminar at CERN;
  • Maintain and extend CERN's Didactics Library;
  • Act as Tutor for Physics Education Research PhD students and Physics Education Master students;
  • Write and contribute to publications about S'Cool LAB, its research and educational activities.
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