2.5-year project researcher position on particle-based cloud modeling at U of Hyogo

2.5-year project researcher position on particle-based cloud modeling at Univ. of Hyogo


We are hiring a project researcher on particle-based cloud modeling starting at the earliest possible date.

The super-droplet method (SDM) is a particle-based numerical scheme that enables accurate simulation of clouds (Shima et al., 2009), which is gaining popularity in rencent years (Grabowski et al., 2019; Morrison et al., 2020). Using SDM, we developed SCALE-SDM, a detailed numerical model of mixed-phase clouds in which ice particle morphologies are explicitly predicted (Shima et al., 2020).

The aim of this project is on the evaluation and sophistication of our particle-based cloud model, SCALE-SDM, and its application to deep convective clouds and cloud clusters with heavy rain. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with Dr Shin-ichiro Shima and other project members.

This subproject is one of the work packages of “Development of an atmospheric simulation model for probability estimation for local atmospheric phenomena” (PM: Seiya Nishizawa, R-CCS), which also is a project of the Moonshot Research and Development Program Goal #8 “Realization of a society safe from the threat of extreme winds and rains by controlling and modifying the weather by 2050” (PD: Takemasa Miyoshi, R-CCS) (https://www.jst.go.jp/moonshot/en/program/goal8/index.html).



Graduate School of Information Science, University of Hyogo

Job location
Kobe, Japan (onsite)


  • Near 2.5 year appointment starting at the earliest possible until the end of Mar 2025
  • Monthly salary of about 340,000 JPY (about 2,500 USD) plus bonus plus commuting allowance
  • Health & pension insurance is evenly paid by the employee and the project
  • Conference fees, travel fees are covered


  • PhD degree
  • Fluency in English
  • Background in meteorology, cloud microphysics, and aerosol physics
  • Programming skills for scientific computing
  • Experience in high-performance computing, and numerical model development

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Interested candidates should submit their application to Shin-ichiro Shima (s_shima@sim.u-hyogo.ac.jp). The application should include:

  1. Curriculum Vitae with a complete list of publications and contacts of at least two reference persons
  2. Research statement including a summary of research accomplishments and current research, possible contribution to the project, and future career plan

For additional information please contact Shin-ichiro Shima (s_shima@sim.u-hyogo.ac.jp).