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.

Administration

None at this time.

Engineering/Computing

Firmware Engineer

This position will support the development of low-level data acquisition and communications firmware and software for the ongoing, fully funded IceCube Upgrade project and the maintenance of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole. The IceCube Upgrade expands IceCube’s reach to lower energies and adds more detailed calibrations, with an eye towards detector development for a larger-scale next-generation neutrino experiment, IceCube-Gen2. The ideal candidate will possess expertise in implementing custom digital communications, with experience in embedded systems, data acquisition systems, distributed sensor arrays, and a distributed, project-centric engineering effort. time.

More information and application instructions can be found following this link. Apply by December 7, 2021. 

Science/Programming

Lead Data Acquistion Scientist

This position will lead the design, development, and maintenance of the online data acquisition systems for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and subsequent future expansions. The IceCube Upgrade expands IceCube’s reach to lower energies and adds more detailed calibrations, with an eye towards detector development for a larger-scale, next-generation neutrino experiment, IceCube-Gen2. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of physicists and engineers, both locally and internationally, to expand the current IceCube data acquisition system to support new instrumentation and IceCube’s scientific goals. Job responsibilities include both technical leadership of this effort, development of embedded data acquisition systems for new IceCube sensors and calibration devices, and collaboration with graduate students and/or postdoctoral researchers on low-level data analyses.

More information and application instructions can be found following this link. Apply by November 26, 2021. 

Other

None at this time.

IceCube Collaboration Employment Opportunities

Please check our collaborating institutions for additional opportunities.


Faculty

UW–Madison, US: None at this time.

Postdocs

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.