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Application deadline: 24 September 2020


GATE institute “Big Data for Smart Society” is an autonomous research institute, established in 2019 in Sofia, Bulgaria as a joint initiative between Sofia University Bulgaria, Chalmers University of Technology and Chalmers Industrial Technology, Sweden. Its mission is to accelerate the Big Data and Artificial Intelligence research, innovation and education in collaboration with government, industry and society as a whole.

GATE is focused on developing research capacity in 4 Data Science areas:

  • Big Data Management
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Big Data Insight
  • Software Engineering for Big Data and AI

GATE will provide an attractive and stimulating research environment, an advanced infrastructure, including 3 Open Innovation Labs (Citi Living Lab, Digital Twin Lab, Visualization Lab) and holistic platform, integrating Big Data, IoT and AI emerging technologies. GATE offers diverse opportunities for career growth, fosters research freedom and provides maximum support for personal initiative.

GATE will create value and will accelerate innovation excellence into following strategic application themes:

  • Future Cities
  • Intelligent Government
  • Smart Industry
  • Digital Health


With respect to its planned intensive development in 2020, GATE CoE is looking for а:


Office manager



  • Research, gather and analyze information to prepare reports, letters, administrative documents and presentation;
  • Maintain efficient document management and filing systems;
  • Manage the incoming and outgoing correspondence;
  • Coordinate the schedule of the Director and arrange key meetings and appointments;
  • Manage bookings for travel and accommodation arrangements;
  • Ensure effective organization of meetings and other events;


Skills, experience and qualifications:

  • University degree in Business Administration or a related field;
  • Self-motivated and results-driven individual, able to deliver within short deadlines
  • Punctuality, attention to detail and positive attitude, to ensure excellent administrative service to both internal team members and external contacts;
  • Еxcellent oral and written communication skills in both Bulgarian and English;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office package;High integrity, honesty and ethical standards.


Our offer:

  • Work in an innovative, multicultural environment, with opportunities for acquisition of diverse experience and professional development;
  • Upon the move to the new premises of GATE – modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity;
  • Competitive working conditions and salary commensurate with your skills and experience.


How to apply

To apply for these positions, please send to career@gate-coe.eu:

• CV detailing previous employments, qualifications, and achievements.

• Motivation letter where you:

- Introduce yourself

- Describe your personal and professional skills

• Relevant professional references.

• Copies of diplomas for completed education, certificates of qualification


Stages of the contest:

  1. The Selection Committee reviews the documents, submitted by the candidates and selects those meeting the requirements of the job, as described in the job profile.
  2. Till 28.09.2020 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.
  3. The successful candidate will be notified in writing.
  4. The successful candidate will be offered a labor contract.


For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director, GATE

e-mail: sylvia@fmi.uni-sofia.bg

Tel.: 02/971 04 00


By applying for this position, you voluntarily provide your personal data and consent to be processed for the purpose of recruitment and selection of personnel. The processing of your personal data shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Personal Data Protection Law and related legal acts in Bulgaria.