Software engineer junior position

Software engineer junior position

Reference: 20230207_NDB

About CVC

The Computer Vision Center (CVC) is a non-profit research center established in 1995 by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the UniversitatAutònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Its mission is to carry out cutting-edge research that has the highest international impact in the field of computer vision. It also promotes the transference of knowledge to industry and society.

Computer vision is an exciting research area and an omnipresent technology, essentially empowering machines with the sense of vision. The CVC is a successful marriage between knowledge and innovation. In addition to our cutting-edge scientific achievements, we have established lasting ties with industrial partners and created several spin-off companies.

Research area or group: NeuroComputational and Biological Vision Team (NeuroBiT)

Description of group/project

The NeuroComputation and Biological Vision Team (NeuroBiT) conducts fundamental, experimental and computational modelling research on the mechanisms of human visual perception, being at the frontier between Computational Neuroscience and Computer Vision. It addresses problems by combining both, computational modelling tools and psychophysical experimentation. Recent research lines of our members, have been focused on the study of processes such as colour perception (categorisation, chromatic induction and colour constancy), visual discrimination, high dynamic range visualisation techniques; visual saliency, and applications to perceptual image compression and image quality. Most of our past research experience and background involves the development of high-level biologically-inspired computational models whose fundamentals are firmly grounded on psychophysical studies of human perception. Our present interest also includes the definition of biologically-plausible, mid-level architectures which simulate the network dynamic characteristics of the human visual cortex and the use of computational learning techniques to map the output of our models to complex phenomena. Our final objective is to apply our knowledge to solve important Computer Vision problems and provide some answers to medical and biological questions.

The selected person will collaborate in the project NeuroDeepBeauty - Neurons and Beauty: Learning the common bottom-up mechanisms of aesthetics and visual discomfort (Ref.: PID2020-118254RB-I00), funded by Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación and Agencia Estatal de Investigació (AEI). In this project, we study the relationship between computational algorithms and several perceptual processes such as visual aesthetics and visual discomfort (one of the triggers of migraines). This study uses both experimental data obtained from psychophysical experiments and computational simulation of the neuronal mechanisms of the Human Visual System.

Context and Mission

The NeuroBit group at Computer Vision Center seeks applications to fill a junior software engineer position focused on computational modelling on visual discomfort.

Main responsabilities:

● Manage psychophysical experiments on visual perception of discomfortable stimuli
● Study its relationship with computational spiking models of the primary visual cortex


● Education

o Engineering or similar Science degree
o Master in some Scientific area (Comp. Sci, Maths, Physics, etc.)

● Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience

o Programming in Python
o Some experience on Vision Science / Human Visual System biology is desirable
o Some experience on computational modelling of Human Visual System is desirable
o Some experience on visual discomfort, is highly desirable
o Fluency in English

● Competences

o The candidate must be an effective communicator, multitask, and work well on collaborative and interdisciplinary designs
o Ability to think creatively
o Ability to work independently and make decisions
o Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure


● The position will be located at Computer Vision Center (Campus Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
● We offer a part-time temporary contract, a good environment, flexible working hours
● Duration: 2.5 months (March 2023 - May 2023)
● Salary in accordance with qualifications and experience of the candidate and to CVCs salary regulations
● Starting date: March 1st 2021

Applications procedure and process

All application must include a full CV in English including contact details and must be sent through the online form at the end of this offer.

Deadline February 21, 2023

OTM-R principles for selection processes

The CVC is committed to Open Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment (OTM-R) for any potential candidate in all our processes. In 2015 we received the Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) award. Through an extensive and continuous process, we improve the conditions and opportunities at CVC. With these actions, the CVC is committed to the principles of the European Charter for Researchers, as well as the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

For more information follow this link.

Proyecto PID2020-118254RB-I00/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 financiado por:

In reference to Article 121 (Personnel Regulations) of the Public Sector Procedures Law 40/2015, dated 1 October 2015, candidates from the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, as entities of the consortium, will have preference.

En referència a l’Artícle 121 de la Llei 40/2015, d'1 d'octubre, de Règim Jurídic del Sector Públic, de règim de personal, tindran preferència les candidatures provinents de l'administració de la Generalitat de Catalunya i de la UAB com a entitats consorciades.