Madison, WI
Apr 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 89462-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 89462-AS

Working Title: Assistant Scientist-Bahcall Fellow


Hiring Department: A349300-VCRGE/WIPAC/WIPAC

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $58,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D in physics, astronomy, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Two to three years of post Ph.D experience in astrophysics, particle physics, or astroparticle physics are required. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in data analysis and detector development in neutrino, gamma ray, or cosmic ray physics.

Position Summary:

The Bahcall Fellowship position is offered through the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), a research center within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. WIPAC is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a kilometer-scale neutrino detector at the South Pole. The IceCube Collaboration is an international organization of scientists who collectively participate in IceCube research to study high-energy neutrinos from cosmic sources. Details can be found at and

Additional Information:

Bahcall Fellowship - an independent research budget is included with this position.


Kristina Gislason
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply for this position you will be required to upload a cover letter, CV, and a brief statement of research interests. The statement of research interests should be uploaded in the "Other" upload category. Three letters of reference should also be sent, separately, directly to

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017. Inquiries can be directed to Prof. Stefan Westerhoff, WIPAC Research Center, 222 W Washington, Madison, WI 53703 (

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 20 Feb 2017 Central Standard Time

Application Close: 7 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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