Support Technician Position

Support Technician Position

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

The NeuroBit group seeks applications to fill a junior support technician position to collaborate on a strategic project based on the results of their research. A comparative study of the perceptual quality and aesthetics of Tone-Mapping Operators.

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Research Scientist to join our team focused on advancing the field of Tone-mapping Operators (TMO). TMOs are pivotal algorithms aimed at generating perceptually similar low-dynamic range images from high-dynamic range ones. This role involves conducting research to evaluate the performance of various TMOs through psychophysical experiments.

Main responsibilities:

Experimental Design and Execution: Design and execute psychophysical experiments to evaluate the performance of TMOs. These experiments will involve comparing digitally-generated images both amongst themselves (digital to digital) and against real scenes (digital to real). Ensure that experiments are conducted in controlled environments representing diverse real-life scenarios.
Data Analysis: Analyse experimental data to assess the effectiveness of different TMOs. Evaluate local relationships among lightness levels, global visual similarity, naturalness between physical scenes and tone-mapped images, and aesthetic appeal of the generated images. Utilize statistical methods to derive meaningful insights from the data.
Algorithm Evaluation: Rank TMOs based on experimental outcomes, considering factors such as grayscale and intrinsic image properties conservation, faithfulness to reality, and aesthetic appeal. Identify correlations between different metrics to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each TMO.


● Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field with a focus on computer vision, image processing
● Proven experience in conducting psychophysical experiments, preferably related to image processing or visual perception
● Proficiency in statistical analysis tools and techniques
● Strong programming skills, particularly in MATLAB
● 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


The position will be located at Computer Vision Centre (Campus Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

● Full-time contract (37.5h/week) temporary contract, a good environment, flexible working hours
● Duration: 1 month
● Salary in accordance with qualifications and experience of the candidate and to CVCs salary regulations
● Starting date: March 2024

The Computer Vision Center

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.

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.

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. For more information follow this link.

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.