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 typically begins in Madison, WI, in July prior to deployment to the South Pole, which is generally scheduled for early October. Deployments are for 12-13 months with no possibility of leaving during the winter months from mid-February to mid-October. No active position listings at this time.


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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 the past three years (maximum allowable is five years).

Current Postdoc Openings: WIPAC is currently hiring several postdoctoral scholars to work on multimessenger and particle astrophysics. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to carry out an active research program in one or more of a variety of topics, such as, but not limited to, neutrino astronomy with IceCube, neutrino oscillation physics with the IceCube Upgrade, and gamma-ray astronomy with HAWC or CTA. Applicants with previous experience in particle astrophysics observations, theory, or instrumentation are especially encouraged to apply.

All applicants will be considered for WIPAC’s John Bahcall Fellowship. The application deadline is December 20, 2023. For further information and specific application instructions, please visit https://hr.wisc.edu/postdoc-and-research-intern-vacancies/.

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.