Employment at IceCube

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

Winterover Positions

We are hiring two “winterovers” who will be deployed to the South Pole, Antarctica, for 12 to 13 months to operate and maintain the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Training for two candidates is anticipated to begin in Madison, WI in August 2023. Deployment to the South Pole is expected to be in October or November 2023 for 12 to 13 months with no possibility of leaving until the end of deployment. Expertise will be balanced between the two candidates over the range of skills required. Individuals must develop a good working knowledge of the entire system. More information and application instructions can be found following this link. Apply by February 15, 2023. 


None at this time.


System Engineer
The cyberinfrastructure team at WIPAC at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking two engineers to join our software and operations team. We have significant resources (15+ PB of storage, thousands of CPUs and GPUs) distributed around the world, which require sophisticated infrastructure orchestration. Our infrastructure consists of over 15PB of storage managed with Ceph and Lustre that deliver data locally to a 6,000 core compute cluster and globally to computing systems around the world at our collaborating institutions as well as the Open Science Grid. More information and application instructions can be found following this link. Apply by November 25, 2022. 


None at this time.


None at this time.

IceCube Collaboration Employment Opportunities

Please check our collaborating institutions for additional opportunities.


UW–Madison, US: None at this time.


UW–Madison, US: For general inquires about postdoc positions, please contact postdoc@icecube.wisc.edu. Note: postdoc applicants should have a PhD awarded within past three years (maximum allowable is five years).

Graduate Students

UW–Madison, US: Current physics graduate students can 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. Please check our Collaborating Institutions departmental webpages for information about their graduate programs.

Undergraduate Students

UW–Madison, US: Undergraduate students at UW–Madison can contact a faculty member for information about current openings. Non-UW–Madison undergraduate students can participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) at UW–Madison.