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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 224762-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance

Position Summary:

WIPAC is a research center in the University of Wisconsin-Madison with responsibility for the IceCube Neutrino
Observatory, a kilometer-scale neutrino detector located at the South Pole. A collaboration of more than 300 scientists from over forty research institutions worldwide conducts a research program to study high-energy neutrinos from cosmic sources. UW-Madison is responsible for the Maintenance & Operation of the observatory. Details can be found at

This position will serve as the Quality and Safety Manager for the IceCube M&O upgrade.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Masters degree, or Bachelors degree with Masters equivalent experience required in quality assurance and safety management.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

10 or more years of direct experience in the management of Quality and Safety Systems, preferably in large science project environments. In addition, will qualified candidates will also have:

- Experience in working with teams of scientists, engineers and technicians in a large collaborative environment.
- Experience in the creation and maintenance of Quality and Safety Systems necessary to support the activities of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory including the IceCube Upgrade project.
- Experience implementing quality assurance and safety standards.
- Experience working at Polar and High altitude sites.
- Experience working with the NSF.
- An ability to solve problems in a timely and effective manner.
- Excellent communication and personnel management skills.
- Familiarity with enterprise level Document Management Systems.

Additional Information:

The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) is a research center in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a research institution with an international reputation in physical sciences research and education. WIPAC is responsible 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 Antarctic ice. An international collaboration of scientists and engineers from over thirty research institutions participate in a program to study high-energy neutrinos from cosmic sources. UW-Madison is responsible to the National Science Foundation and the IceCube Collaboration for the maintenance and operation of the observatory; details can be found at



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $100,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your experience matches the requirements and duties of this position. Please reference PVL 224762 in your cover letter.


Kristina Chorlton
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. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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