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Application deadline: 6th February 2022


GATE is a joint initiative between Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and Chalmers Industrial Technology, Sweden. The Swedish institutions are leading organizations in strategic initiatives such as AI Sweden, AI Research Centre, AI Innovation of Sweden and the Digital Twin Cities Centre.

GATE develops research capacity and potential in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, cultivating the next generation of leading scientists by expanding the existing research network and establishing long-term agreements with leading global organizations. The Institute builds sustainable stakeholder relationships, focusing on technological collaboration between government, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations towards Artificial Intelligence and smart decision-making models.

We use artificial intelligence for a better and safer life.

Be part of the future and participate in applied research that develops innovations in the field of big data and artificial intelligence in collaboration with the scientific community, business and government.

For our research team we are looking for young at heart, motivated for high results and open to the unlimited possibilities of the future.


Experienced Data Science Researcher

Research group: Data Analytics


The Data Analytics team at GATE creates novel and utilizes existing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning methods to support the work in our four application domains: Digital Health, Future Cities, Intelligent Government and Smart Industry. To achieve our goals, we work with leading academic institutions in EU, UK and US and we also participate in a broad network of industry partners.

To expand our team, we are looking for experienced Data Scientists that are interested not only in applying existing ML and AI methods to various problems in academia and the industry, but also in developing novel approaches to such problems.


Your responsibilities:

  • Researches and analyses the landscape of innovative approaches that could significantly contribute to scientific goals of GATE in the field of advanced data analytics, applied to the four application domains at GATE: Digital Health, Future Cities, Intelligent Government and Smart Industry;
  • Leads or contributes to high-quality scientific publications
  • Prepares presentations to communicate research results at national and international scientific conferences and industry events
  • Performs individual and collaborative research in the area of ML and AI
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Data Analytics, leads the implementation of existing and the design of novel Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence algorithms in the context of GATE projects
  • Develops strong relationships with external key stakeholders;
  • Manages work packages or tasks of GATE projects;
  • Provides mentorship to junior teammates, helping them to be more effective and successful in their research trajectory;
  • Engages in continuous professional development and participates in various events for learning and knowledge exchange.



  • PhD Degree in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Informatics or a related field. Alternatively, a Master's Degree in the same areas plus a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in industry or academia;
  • Scientific contributions, through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a body of work, innovation or application, evidenced by publications in scientific journals;
  • Advanced programming skills in Python using at least several of the standard Data Science tools: scikit-learn, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, H2O, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas or others;
  • Experience in participating in research projects, involving a wide variety of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt research programs; and to carry out research under minimal supervision;
  • Good written and oral communication and presentation skills, prioritizing of tasks, motivation to discover new approaches in AI development
  • Fluency in English.


Our offer:

  • You will have the freedom to conduct research in any area within the scope and priorities of GATE, creating new visions for the future
  • You will be provided with numerous opportunities for learning, knowledge exchange and career development, locally and internationally
  • Your research will be supported by an advanced research infrastructure, comprising of the GATE platform and Open Innovation Labs
  • You will have a flexible work schedule and, modern and appealing work environment, stirring up creativity and productivity
  • Competitive working conditions and a salary commensurate with your skills and experience


How to apply:

Please send your contact data and files with personal documents on our Application Form - Gate (gate-ai.eu) till February 6th 2022:

  • Cover/motivation letter that explains the motivating factors for considering the position (max. 1 pp),
  • CV with complete publication list,
  • Copies of diplomas for completed education and certificates of qualification,
  • Copies of documents certifying past work experience in the relevant field,
  • Brief description of important scientific achievements and scientific outlook (max. 2 pp),
  • Two references letters or personal recommendations, arranged by applicants and directly submitted by the letter or provided as contact data in the cover letter,
  • As an attachment to your application please sign and enclose the following declaration:
    I agree to the processing of my personal data included in this application for the needs necessary to carry out the recruitment.


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. The selected candidates will be informed by 6 February 2022.

2.Online interviews will be held with the selected applicants in the period 7 – 18 February 2022.

3.All interviewed candidates will be notified in writing.

4.The successful candidate will be offered a labour contract under the project BG05M2OP001-1.003-0002-C01 „Big Data for Smart Society”.


Additional information on the site www.gate-ai.eu or contact us on: dean.palejev@gate-ai.eu


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