University of Wisconsin-Madison

Employment at IceCube


Positions will remain posted beyond their respective consideration dates until an offer has been made and accepted.

Winter Over Positions

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    IceCube Collaboration Employment Opportunities


    • None at this time.


      • UW–Madison, US:
      • For inquires about other postdoc positions please contact: note: applicants should have a PhD awarded within 3 years (maximum allowable is 5 years)
      • Michigan State University, US:
      • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Particle Astrophysics (IceCube, IceCube-Gen2):
        The researcher will join the Particle Astrophysics group at the Michigan State University Department of Physics and Astronomy, to contribute to work on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The MSU IceCube group, led by Prof. Tyce DeYoung, has a leading role in IceCube data analysis and in planning for the future IceCube-Gen2 facility. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to IceCube data analysis and to R&D for cosmic ray air shower detectors to be deployed at the South Pole Station above IceCube to enhance sensitivity to astrophysical neutrinos. He or she will also mentor graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to public outreach efforts. The appointment will be initially for one year with the expectation of renewal subject to mutual agreement.

        Applicants should submit a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references via the website at Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

      Graduate Students

      • UW–Madison, US:
      • Current physics graduate students contact a faculty member to find out about current openings. Prospective graduate students can find information about applying to UW-Madison at the Department of Physics Graduate Students Admissions Information Website.
      • IIHE, Brussels (Belgium):
      • PhD student position in IceCube:
        The PhD position is supported by the ARC grant (Actions de Recherche Concertée) from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, titled “Searches for a dark matter emitted neutrino signal”. Outstanding candidates will join the activities of the Brussels IceCube analyzing the data of the telescope to search for dark matter signatures using both the spatial and energy information. The candidate will also collaborate closely with the department of theoretical physics with long phenomenological experience in dark matter.

        The position will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply before October 10th, 2017, when a first application screening will take place.
      • DESY, Zeuthen Location:
      • We are looking for several PhD students (f/m) to work in the IceCube group at DESY on one of the following topics: measuring the diffuse neutrino flux and its flavor ratio; multi-messenger studies aiming for the identification of extra-galactic neutrino sources using optical data (ASAS-SN, ZTF) and gamma-ray data (Fermi, MAGIC, H.E.S.S., VERITAS); studying the particle properties of neutrinos; including neutrino oscillation and the search for sterile neutrinos; and R&D for new detector components for a planned extension of IceCube (IceCube-Gen2) The position will be located at DESY Zeuthen, and is expected to lead to a PhD degree at the nearby Humboldt University of Berlin; it is subject to the admission/acceptance as a PhD student at the university.

        Applications should include the following documents in a single PDF file: Cover letter (including research interests and experience), CV (including a list of courses/grades), degree certificates and contact information of two references. A link to a PDF of a written Master thesis (if available) or other demonstration of scientific work is appreciated. For full consideration, the applications should be sent no later than Oct. 31, 2017 to Marek Kowalski (marek.kowalski AT and Anna Franckowiak (anna.franckowiak AT
      • Undergraduate Students

        • UW–Madison:
        • Undergraduate students at UW-Madison can contact a faculty member for information about current openings.