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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  • None at this time.

    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.
      • University of Alberta, Canada:
      • Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astroparticle Physics (IceCube). The fellowships will be based at the University of Alberta and may potentially involve travel to the South Pole. Experience in the field of neutrino astroparticle physics and/or dark matter searches or related experiments is an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to analyze IceCube data and lead the development of the planned detector upgrades including new optical modules. Candidates should have a recent PhD in experimental astroparticle physics, nuclear or particle physics, or in a closely related field. The original appointment will be for two years, up to three years in special circumstances, subject to funding. The stipend will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

        The review of applications will begin on September 1st, 2017 and will continue until the opportunities are filled.
      • SungKyunKwan University, South Korea:
      • Postdoctoral Position IceCube/Hyper-Kamiokande. The research focus of the group is on neutrino astroparticle physics, searches for physics beyond the standard model/indirect dark matter searches, and neutrino geophysics. Experimental efforts focus on the IceCube neutrino telescope, IceCube-Gen2, Hyper-Kamiokande, and the sterile neutrino search with JSNS2. The group is leading the development of a novel camera system for IceCube upgrades to study ice properties. Further hardware efforts include optical sensor module R&D and calibration systems for neutrino detectors.

        For full consideration please submit your documents by August 25th, 2017.

      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.
      • University of Wuppertal, Germany:
      • PhD student position in IceCube:
        The Wuppertal group pursues search for physics beyond the Standard Model as well as the characterization of charged cosmic rays. The candidate’s research will be an extension of these data analyses, and a contribution to the planned extensions of the observatory.

        Applicants should send their documents (CV, list of publications/presentations, contact details of two references) before September 18, 2017.
      • 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.
      • Undergraduate Students

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