Employment at IceCube

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

Winterover Positions

These positions serve as the IceCube “winterovers,” and successful candidates will be deployed to the South Pole for 12-13 months. Training for two candidates is anticipated to begin in Madison, WI, in July 2021. Deployment to the South Pole is expected to be in early October 2021 for 12-13 months with no possibility of leaving during the winter months from mid-February 2022 to mid-October 2022. More information and application instructions can be found following this link. Apply by January 31, 2021.


None at this time.

Engineering / Computing

Instrumentation Specialist

This position will support technical development of a flagship next-generation experiment in neutrino astrophysics, IceCube-Gen2, a large extension to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in physics instrumentation design, with experience in embedded systems, data acquisition software and/or firmware, and communications strategies for distributed sensor arrays. More information and applications can be found following this link. Apply by October 1, 2020.

IceCube-Gen2 Project Manager

This position will lead the project development of a large extension to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory as project manager. The PM reports to and works in close coordination with the principal investigator in executing the technical and administrative oversight of the project. The PM will be responsible for establishing a project office team, headquartered at WIPAC, and will direct personnel both at WIPAC and distributed among domestic and international IceCube collaborating institutions. More information and applications can be found following this link. Apply by September 25, 2020.

Science / Programming

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: Open search for postdoctoral scholars (three positions) UW–Madison currently has an open search for postdoctoral scholars to work on multimessenger and particle astrophysics, specifically focusing on neutrino astronomy with IceCube and gamma-ray astronomy with the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) and the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-ray Observatory. Application by December 20, 2020, is recommended for full consideration. More information and instructions can be found following this link. For inquires about other postdoc positions please contact: postdoc@icecube.wisc.edu Note: applicants should have a PhD awarded within 3 years (maximum allowable is 5 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.