The BIPM seeks to recruit a physicist with expertise in time and frequency transfer within the Time Department.
The Time Department computes and disseminates the international reference time scale Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and provides traceability to the international system of units (SI) to local realizations of UTC maintained in national institutes. For this work, the Time Department collaborates with about 80 Time laboratories worldwide, develops algorithms and specific software, and has a laboratory appropriately equipped for the calibration of time transfer equipment in the participating institutes.
Principal duties and responsibilities
Take part in the generation, maintenance, and improvement of the UTC and all other services of the department;
Contribute to the set up and test of new time and frequency transfer techniques including report and assessment of the tested techniques, in collaboration with the Time Dept, the NMIs, and the related CCTF Working groups;
Develop necessary algorithms and their software implementation harmonized with the overall UTC algorithm and software of the Time Dept.
Necessary skills, qualifications and experience
PhD or equivalent qualification in technical fields related to metrology;
Strong technical skills in time and frequency metrology, development and operation of advanced time and frequency transfer techniques such as TWSTFT, TWOTFT, GNSS based algorithms, installation, operation, and development of a time laboratory;
Additional Salary Information: Gross salary per annum: 47 100 to 56 100 Euros, plus expatriate and other allowances (if eligible)
Salaries and allowances exempt from French income tax
The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) is an intergovernmental organization whose
mandate is to provide the basis for a coherent system of measurements throughout the world, traceable to the
International System of Units (SI). The BIPM is based in Sèvres, in the outskirts of Paris (France), and has an
international staff of about 74. Further information can be found on www.bipm.org.