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. No active position listings at this time.


None at this time.


User Support Specialist

This position will provide computing support for the WIPAC/IceCube scientific missions. The User Support Specialist serves as the first line of computing support for administration and staff, including their laptops and applications. The position includes opportunities to work with the backend computing systems including large scale storage systems, and CPU/GPU computing clusters used in the analysis conducted by our researchers. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience successfully supporting both Windows and Macintosh users and computers as well as a positive customer service focus with the ability to help people with a wide range of technical skills and experiences.

More information and application instructions can be found following this link. Apply by June 13, 2021. 


Deputy Detector Operations Manager

This position will lead the coordination of a day-to-day operations of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory as well as develop new experimental hardware for future extensions of the IceCube detector. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in detector operations, including monitoring detector health and reviewing special operations plans, as well as experience in physics instrumentation development.

More information and application instructions can be found following this link. Apply by May 15, 2021. 


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.