FIRST-TF Call for projects 2022 is now open; deadline for applications February 15, 2022

The FIRST-TF 2022 Call for Projects is now open. The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2022.

This call for projects aims to support teams from the FIRST-TF network on ambitious projects (research projects, projects in partnership with companies, training projects or dissemination of knowledge to the public) and to strengthen collaborations between its members, on themes focused on Time and Frequency metrology, its interfaces and its applications.

This year, the support provided by FIRST-TF may focus on:

• staff (financing of young researcher fixed-term contracts, engineering or technician fixed-term contracts, doctoral mission, no theses funded this year);

• Research / Service / Training equipment (material, components, instrumentation, etc.) including co-financing of medium-heavy equipment;

• operation (missions, invitations to researchers, organization of workshops or conferences, etc.).

The text of the call for projects as well as the response form can be downloaded here:

=> Text of the call for projects.

=> Response form.

For any questions or requests for information relating to this call for projects, please send a message to

18 months Lidar Instrumentation Development Engineer position available at ONERA (Palaiseau site)

The Optics and Associated Techniques Department of ONERA, Palaiseau site, is looking for 18 months, a doctor or engineer with strong specialization in optics, laser, to be involved mainly in new projects relating to the development of Rayleigh and Raman UV lidars for aeronautical and environmental applications. The person recruited will be involved in two related activities, one related to the aeronautics sector for autonomous aircraft and the other to the energy sector for securing installations.

More information here.

From Quantum to Cosmos-7: NASA 2022 Fundamental Physics Experiments in Space Workshop: Mar 29-31, 2022

NASA’s From Quantum to Cosmos-7 Workshop will be held in person Mar 29-31, 2022, at the Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA. This will continue the tradition of Q2C workshops started in 2006.

Detailed information is contained in the attached Flyer.

The workshop website – – includes detailed registration, abstract submission, and venue information. Please take a moment to register your interest for the workshop. There is no registration fee to participate.

Abstract Deadline is Jan 31, 2022 and presentation acceptance letters will be sent Feb 28, 2022.

Postdoctoral positions available at NIST Boulder.

The Atomic Devices and Instrumentation Group at NIST currently has openings for one or more post-doctoral research associates with a background in atomic physics, laser science or photonics. Projects include MEMS alkali cell fabrication, atomic magnetometry, high-performance compact clocks, atom interferometers and other compact and chip-scale instruments. Non-US citizens are welcome. More information on the NIST ADI group can be found at More information here. Applicants may send a cv and cover letter to John Kitching.

Time-Frequency Research Engineer position available at UAR THETA, Besançon.

This position is offered by CNRS internal mobility, FSEP (Fonctions Susceptibles d’Etre Pourvues), and therefore reserved exclusively for CNRS agents (civil servants and  permanent contract). It will be published on the CNRS website ( between December 6 and January 17. See the job description for more details Profil_IGR_TF_FSEP_UAR_THETA_3245. For any additional information, please contact the director of the unit: Philippe Rousselot.