The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring two Winterover positions to spend a year at our South Pole Station. WIPAC is a research center with responsibility for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, a kilometer-scale neutrino detector at the South Pole. The detector consists of more than 5000 optical sensors deployed over one kilometer-deep in the Antarctic ice between approximately one and a half and two and a half kilometers below the surface. A collaboration of scientists from over forty world-wide research institutions collectively participate in a research program to study high-energy neutrinos from cosmic sources. The collaboration uses the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the National Science Foundation’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station for this research program. Details can be found at http://icecube.wisc.edu/. Along with a team of one additional IceCube Winterover personnel, this position will be responsible for all Winterover operations of this state-of-the-art neutrino observatory. This position is located at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and reports to the Winterover Manager in Madison, WI.
Specific duties include:
- Operation and maintenance of the IceCube detector
- Operation and maintenance of complex computer data system at the South Pole
- Uploading the research data via satellite to the northern hemisphere
- Analyzing and resolving problems with the electronics
- Providing critical hardware and software support
- Writing and submitting weekly reports to the collaboration and monthly reports to the National Science Foundation
- Participating in outreach activities as they relate to WIPAC .
The two Winterovers will be deployed to the South Pole for 12-13 months. Their training is anticipated to begin in Madison, WI, in July, 2017. Deployment to the South Pole is expected to be scheduled for early October, 2017, and last for 12-13 months, with no possibility of leaving the Pole during the winter months from mid-February, 2018, to mid-October, 2018.
-M.S. in computer science, physics, electrical engineering or related field is required. Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related field and substantial (equivalent to a masters degree) experience will be considered.
-A minimum of three years of work experience/skills in the following areas: Experience in administering UNIX (preferably Linux) operating systems, configuring UNIX core services, and managing computer networks; Experience in writing systems shell scripts (Bash, Python, Perl); Ability to take initiative (must be a self-starter); Excellent communication and organization skills.
How To Apply:
For more information on the position and to apply online, please go to http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493906/icecube-winterover-experiments-operator
WIPAC is committed to increasing diversity in our field and encourages women and underrepresented populations in particular to apply.