University of Wisconsin-Madison

IceCube Neutrino Observatory

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

Winterover Positions

  • IceCube Winterover Experiments Operators (2 positions)
  • These positions serve as the IceCube "winterovers" and will be deployed to the South Pole for 12-13 months. Training for two candidates is anticipated to begin in Madison, WI, in July 2019. Deployment to the South Pole is expected to be in early October 2019 for 12-13 months, with no possibility of leaving during the winter months from mid-February 2020 to mid-October 2020. M.S. in computer science, physics, electrical engineering or related field is preferred. Bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field and substantial experience (equivalent to a master's degree) will be considered. Apply by January 15, 2019. More information and applications can be found following this link.


  • IceCube Upgrade Project Manager
  • The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) manages IceCube operations and the Upgrade project, a 5-year $23M NSF-supported project that will extend IceCube, and is seeking qualified candidates for Project Manager of the Upgrade. This position is responsible for and has authority over the technical execution of the project, and will lead a project office team located within WIPAC and project technical leads distributed among US and non-US collaborating institutions to ensure that the operation of the project team meets the expectations of the National Science Foundation and other stakeholders. M.S. in engineering or physical sciences preferred. B.S. degree in engineering or physical sciences and experience equivalent to MS will be considered. Apply by January 19, 2019. More information and applications can be found following this link.


  • None at this time.


  • IceCube Programmer
  • This position will support the Wisconsin IceCube Particle and Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) and its mission which includes leading the construction and operation of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory located at the South Pole. B.S. in computer science, or B.S. in physics or related field with significant experience in computing. Apply by January 8, 2019. More information and application can be found following this link.


  • None at this time.

    IceCube Collaboration Employment Opportunities


    • Michigan State University, US:
    • Assistant Professor in Particle Astrophysics
      The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system Assistant Professorship in the area of experimental particle astrophysics. For exceptional candidates, appointment at a more senior level may be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program and to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position is intended to strengthen MSU’s existing research program centered on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The department has a growing program in particle astrophysics, with active participation in the IceCube and HAWC observatories and close collaboration with research groups in neutrino physics, collider physics, and nuclear astrophysics. More information about the department can be found at
    • This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page (, posting #472717. Applications should be uploaded to the online application site and should include a cover letter, CV, statement of research plans, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on December 4, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Prof. Tyce DeYoung (


      • UW–Madison, US:
      • For inquires about other postdoc positions please contact: note: applicants should have a PhD awarded within 3 years (maximum allowable is 5 years)
      • Ghent University, Belgium:
      • The Experimental Particle Physics group of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ghent University (Belgium) invites young researchers to apply for a postdoctoral position to work within the IceCube experiment.
      • The successful applicant will play a leading role in either the group’s efforts in the IceCube experiment. She/he is expected to work closely with the PhD and MSc students in the group. Eligible candidates should have a PhD in Particle Physics and an excellent record of successful work, preferably in neutrino or cosmic ray physics. Candidates with programming skills in C++ and Python, and experience in both data analysis and software development for particle physics experiments are favored. Candidates who are close to finishing their PhD thesis are also encouraged to apply.
      • The position is for a period of up to three years, available from January 01, 2018, but starting date can be negotiated. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a research experience and interest vision statement (max. 1- 2 pages), a list and description of publications to which the applicant has made direct contributions, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent via email to Prof.Dirk Ryckbosch ( Prof. Ryckbosch can also be contacted with questions and for more information about the position.
      • Michigan State University, US:
      • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Particle Astrophysics (IceCube, IceCube-Gen2):
        The researcher will join the Particle Astrophysics group at the Michigan State University Department of Physics and Astronomy, to contribute to work on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. The MSU IceCube group, led by Prof. Tyce DeYoung, has a leading role in IceCube data analysis and in planning for the future IceCube-Gen2 facility. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to IceCube data analysis and to R&D for cosmic ray air shower detectors to be deployed at the South Pole Station above IceCube to enhance sensitivity to astrophysical neutrinos. He or she will also mentor graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to public outreach efforts. The appointment will be initially for one year with the expectation of renewal subject to mutual agreement.

        Applicants should submit a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references via the website at Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

      Graduate Students

      • UW–Madison, US:
      • Current physics graduate students 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.
      • IIHE, Brussels (Belgium):
      • PhD student position in IceCube:
        The PhD position is supported by the ARC grant (Actions de Recherche Concertée) from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, titled “Searches for a dark matter emitted neutrino signal”. Outstanding candidates will join the activities of the Brussels IceCube analyzing the data of the telescope to search for dark matter signatures using both the spatial and energy information. The candidate will also collaborate closely with the department of theoretical physics with long phenomenological experience in dark matter.

        The position will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply before October 10th, 2017, when a first application screening will take place.
      • Undergraduate Students

        • UW–Madison:
        • Undergraduate students at UW-Madison can contact a faculty member for information about current openings.