Job offer: PhD in computer science

Gilab UdG

A pre-doctoral contract is offered for the training of a doctor under the coming FPI 2020 call from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. This position is available at the Graphics and Imaging Laboratory (GIlab) of the University of Girona to develop a doctoral thesis within the framework of the “Interactive technologies for improving serious games for education, health and industry” project, led by Prof. Mateu Sbert and Prof. Imma Boada.

The objective of the project is the improvement of interactive technologies, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR), for serious games and its applications to education, health and industry, where specific sectors of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education, rehabilitation, labour risk prevention, product presentation and others will be targeted.

The doctoral thesis will probably focus on the modelling and interactive visualization of eye-tracking trajectories for VR environments, but other subjects would be possible within the context of the project. The thesis will be carried out at GIlab under the supervision of a senior doctor of the group.

GILab is the Graphics and Imaging Laboratory of the University of Girona with many years of experience in image processing and visualization techniques, computer graphics, serious games, multimedia platforms and online training environments with a high capacity for technology transfer.


Candidates need a master’s degree in computer science or related subjects, and have to register at the School of Doctoral Studies of the University of Girona by the start of the contract. They may not apply or agree to recruitment in case of having started their pre-doctoral training with funding from other national grants or to be in possession of a Doctor’s degree, by any Spanish or foreign university.

In addition to the requirements of the call, it will be assessed a good level of English (minimum B2).


The conditions are those set by the FPI 2020 Call Subprogram for the training of research personnel of the State R+D+I Plan, Ministry of Science and Innovation:

  • The contract will have a maximum duration of 4 years, beginning the next course 2021/2022.
  • If you obtain your PhD before the 43rd month, you have a postdoctoral contract for the remaining months.
  • Annual gross salary: € 16,250 for the first two years, € 17,410 for the third year and € 21,760 for the fourth year (or € 28,800 if you already have the postdoctoral contract).
  • Additional aid: € 6,860 for tuition fees and for stays of at least one month in another centre.
  • Teaching tasks: maximum of 180 hours, not exceeding 60 hours per year.


Call deadline: October 27th, 2020 (14:00 Barcelona time).

The website you must request the grant is for project PID2019-106426RB-C31.

Send your CV, academic record and a motivation letter to by the 22nd October 2020. We will support selected candidates to apply for the FPI fellowship at the MICINN site.

The final resolution is expected to be published next spring.

For further information, contact Cristina Díaz at the e-mail address given.