Researcher in Autonomous Driving (R1)

Researcher in Autonomous Driving (R1)

About CVC

The Computer Vision Center (CVC) is a non-profit research center established in 1995 by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma 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.

One of the fields in which CVC works is Autonomous Driving (AD) enabled by Deep Learning (DL). A current bottleneck is the relative low availability of annotated data to train artificial drivers based on DL. Thus, a line of work at CVC is to automatically generate photo-realistic scenarios by means of Computer Graphics, and, more specifically by using professional frameworks which support this task (e.g., Houdini, Unity3D/UE4, Octane, etc.).

The project Automatic Data Annotation by Semi-Supervised Learning and Procedural Generation of Augmented Scenarios (ADA, lead by Dr. Antonio M. López, and funded by Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación & Agencia Estatal de Investigación, studies the use of photo-realistic images and SSL to train deep vision models for autonomous driving tasks, removing the synth-to-real domain gap along the way. In this context, focusing on on-board image generation with automatically ground truth, we look for a junior researcher (R1) – especially in the last year of their PhD - to collaborate in the project, performing research on how semantic information based on synthetic data can improve the development of deep visuomotor driving models, so that they can be trained and validated in a more cost-effective manner; in the best case, even avoiding human annotation.


  • Ongoing PhD thesis in the area of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence in the framework of autonomous driving.
  • The candidate must be an effective communicator, multitask, and work well on collaborative and interdisciplinary designs.
  • Ability to think creatively, work independently and make decisions.
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure.

Contract conditions:

  • Start date: as soon as possible.
  • Full-time contract (37,5h/week)
  • Salary in accordance with qualifications and experience of the candidate and to CVCs salary regulations.

Applications procedure and process:

All applications must be sent through the online form and include a full CV and contact details.

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.

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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.

Este contrato es parte del proyecto de I+D+i PID2020-115734RB-C21, financiado por MCIN/ AEI/10.13039/501100011033/