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Application deadline: 28th of March 2021


The GATE Institute is a newly established unit at the University of Sofia with a large-scale co-funding by the EU and Bulgarian Ministry of Education under GATE project https://www.gate-ai.eu/.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to algorithms for knowledge discovery, novel methods for big data analysis of information networks and social networks, fairness, accountability, and transparency in learning systems.

Applicants must have a strong interest in the development of algorithms, methods and applications, to discover knowledge from large complex datasets.


For its planned intensive development in 2021, GATE Institute is looking for talented researchers for the following positions:

Junior researchers (R1), Data analytics



Common responsibilities:

• Performs individual (under supervision) and collaborative research;

• Contributes to high-quality publications;

• Performs state-of-the-art analyses in the field of Big Data and AI;

• Prepares presentations to communicate research results at the national and international level and participates in various dissemination events such as conferences, workshops and seminars;

• Engages in continuous professional development, keeps up-to-date with the latest technology trends and standards relevant to Big Data and AI areas and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange.


Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

• А minimum of master's degree in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field;

• Motivation and passion for research. A publication track record will be an advantage.

• Knowledge and skill in data science and/or artificial intelligence areas such as machine learning and natural language processing.

• Strong programming skills.

• Experience in data management disciplines such us: data modelling, integration and clearing.

• Good communication and presentation skills to explain the outcome of the research.

• Comfortable working as part of a team;


We offer:

• You will join an international team of experienced researchers;

• You can opt for enrollment into the PhD Program;

• You will enjoy numerous opportunities for learning and professional development, locally and internationally;

• In your work you will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure of the GATE project;

• Flexible work schedules.

• 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-ai.eu:

• A CV detailing previous employments and qualifications.

• A Personal letter of 1-2 pages where you:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your past participation in research and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus.

• Copies of diplomas for completed education.

• Copies of other diplomas and certificates of qualification.


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

Application deadline: 28th of March 2021.


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 02.04.2021 online interviews will be held with the selected applicants.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

4.The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract.


For additional information, please contact: ivan.koychev@gate-ai.eu