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


    • Michigan State University, US:
    • Assistant Professor in Particle Astrophysics
      The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system Assistant Professorship in the area of experimental particle astrophysics. For exceptional candidates, appointment at a more senior level may be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program and to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position is intended to strengthen MSU’s existing research program centered on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The department has a growing program in particle astrophysics, with active participation in the IceCube and HAWC observatories and close collaboration with research groups in neutrino physics, collider physics, and nuclear astrophysics. More information about the department can be found at
    • This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page (, posting #472717. Applications should be uploaded to the online application site and should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Prof. Tyce DeYoung (


      • 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)
      • Ghent University, Belgium:
      • The Experimental Particle Physics group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ghent University (Belgium) invites young researchers to apply for a postdoctoral position to work within the IceCube experiment.
      • The successful applicant will play a leading role in either the group’s efforts in the IceCube experiment. She/he is expected to work closely with the PhD and MSc students in the group. Eligible candidates should have a PhD in Particle Physics and an excellent record of successful work, preferably in neutrino or cosmic ray physics. Candidates with programming skills in C++ and Python, and experience in both data analysis and software development for particle physics experiments are favored. Candidates who are close to finishing their PhD thesis are also encouraged to apply.
      • The position is for a period of up to three years, available from January 01, 2018, but starting date can be negotiated. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a research experience and interest vision statement (max. 1- 2 pages), a list and description of publications to which the applicant has made direct contributions, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent via email to Prof.Dirk Ryckbosch ( Prof. Ryckbosch can also be contacted with questions and for more information about the position.
      • 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.
      • Undergraduate Students

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