Post Doc Position with IceCube, CTA, and HAWC at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
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November 16 2020
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The University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) is searching for postdoctoral scholars to work on multi-messenger and particle astrophysics, specifically focusing on neutrino astronomy with IceCube. We are hiring for a postdoc focused on high-energy neutrino data analysis.

Successful applicants will work within UW’s Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC). WIPAC is a center for multi-messenger astrophysics and includes opportunities for cross-collaboration between projects. The postdocs will work closely with WIPAC faculty (Ke Fang, Francis Halzen, Kael Hanson, Albrecht Karle, Lu Lu, Justin Vandenbroucke) as well as WIPAC students and other postdocs.

WIPAC members play leading roles in IceCube, CTA, HAWC, and the Askaryan Radio Array. We also have strong affiliate relationships with the Fermi Large Area Telescope and VERITAS. WIPAC is a vibrant institute, performing world-leading research in instrumentation and data analysis for multi-messenger and particle astrophysics. WIPAC and the UW Physics and Astronomy departments provide a stimulating environment for scientific research, collaboration, and postdoctoral career development, with essential involvement in DES, the Rubin Observatory, LUX, LZ, CMS, ATLAS, DUNE, and plasma physics. WIPAC and the UW Physics Department are also engaged in a wide range of outreach activities.

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A PhD in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field must be completed before the position begins. Experience in multi-messenger astronomy, particle astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics, or particle physics is expected. Demonstrated excellence in computer programming and data analysis is expected of all candidates. For the CTA position, interest and skill with hardware, in laboratory and/or field settings, is preferred. The successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to communicate clearly.

How To Apply:

Each position is for two years, with possible extension for a third year contingent on performance and funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Submission by Dec 20, 2020 is recommended for full consideration, however applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The start date is negotiable. WIPAC and UW are committed to increasing diversity in our field and encourage members of under-represented populations to apply (

To apply, submit a CV (including a list of publications to which you have made specific contributions), statement of research interests, and cover letter to Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Inquiries can be sent to Tina Chorlton ( or the relevant WIPAC faculty (,,