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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:


Experienced researchers (R2), Data Analytics



Common responsibilities:

• Researches and analyzes the landscape of innovative approaches that could significantly contribute to the scientific goals of GATE;

• Performs individual and collaborative research in the area of Big Data and AI;

• Leads and/or contributes to high-quality publications;

• Engages in continuous professional development and keeps up-to-date with the latest Big Data and AI technology trends, takes ownership for and manages own career progression, sets realistic and achievable career goals;


Skills, Experience and Qualifications

• A PhD Degree in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related technical field or a Master’s Degree plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant research experience;

• A scientific contribution, through original research, innovation or application, evidenced by publications, software output, technology transfers etc.;

• Publication track record in reputable scientific journals or conferences will be in advance.

• 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.

• Comfortable working as part of a team;

• Experience in working with large datasets will be considered as a strong advantage;

• Good communication and presentation skills to be able to explain the value of their research;


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


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.

• Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field.


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